Energy officials are reminding Kadena residents to be mindful of energy consumption this holiday season, especially when using holiday lights to decorate their homes and offices. This means observing holiday lighting hours, which run from dusk until 10 p.m. nightly. After 10 p.m. holiday lights must
Kadena safety, fire and emergency service officials encourage everyone to follow a few safety tips during the holiday season. "Electrical safety is a huge concern during this time of year," said Lorie Bellamy, 18th Wing ground safety manager. To avoid electrical fires, individuals should use only
The Kadena Post Office is requesting volunteers to keep the extra half million pounds of holiday mail moving smoothly. Every holiday season, the post office relies on 150 to 300 volunteers to help with the additional mail. Kadena's Assistant Postmaster, Tech. Sgt Brian Barlow, said without the
An investigation into the Oct. 24 forced landing of a Kadena Aero Club Cessna-172 near Nago City concluded that the accident occurred as a result of engine failure brought on by fuel starvation. In his report, the investigating officer determined the aircraft ran out of fuel in flight because of
A new project is underway in Kadena Air Base family housing areas to replace deteriorating playgrounds with newer facilities. "The civil engineers have taken a proactive interest in improving the playgrounds on base," said Jeff Noorda, 718th Civil Engineer Squadron chief of base development.
Angels are on the way to assist financially strapped military families this holiday season. A time-honored tradition on military bases, the Angel Tree program provides people with the opportunity to give gifts - mostly toys - to families that aren't able to afford them. The 18th Wing Chapel manages
Senior leaders are asking Airmen to get behind the camera and submit a video for the next Air Force advertising campaign. The contest has begun and runs until Jan. 9. Airmen are encouraged to create a video depicting what their unit or they do to support the Air Force mission, as well as highlight
The 18th Wing earned four Pacific Air Force Safety Awards for fiscal year 2008 and has been nominated for seven Air Force-level awards. Awarded annually, the PACAF safety awards recognize safety programs around the command for their dedication to safety and mishap-free operations. "This is an
Pilots and maintenance personnel from the 44th Fighter Squadron and 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit arrived at Chitose Japan Air Self-Defense Force Base in Hokkaido Dec. 8 to participate in bilateral training with the JASDF 2nd Air Wing. Throughout the week, the Airmen will work side-by-side with
In a holiday video message Dec. 5, the commander for the Air Force's largest combat wing thanked his team for their accomplishments during 2008. 18th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, also highlighted the importance of the 18th Wing's mission to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific
Airmen and Soldiers on Kadena can now share good news with family and friends back home through the Army and Air Force Hometown News program. The Hometown News program enables servicemembers to highlight awards, promotions, reassignments, deployments, graduation from military schools and other
Kadena firefighters participated in fire training at Kadena Air Base's Silver Flag training area Dec. 2, 2008 in support of Exercise Beverly High 09-01. The crew rescued two victims and extinguished flames with precision, preparing them for real world scenarios that could one day save lives. To see
Five Kadena F-15s from the 44th Fighter Squadron and about 70 Airmen will depart early next week for Chitose Japan Air Self-Defense Force Base in Hokkaido, Japan to participate in a bilateral training event with the JASDF's 2nd Air Wing. This Type I Aircraft Training Relocation is designed to
Japan-based Airmen and Marines came together this week for Exercise Beverly High 09-01, Kadena Air Base's first Local Operational Readiness Exercise of the fiscal year. During the exercise which began Dec. 1, 18th Wing units have been training for wartime missions under simulated combat conditions.