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  • Air Force Climate Survey deadline extended to Dec. 14

    If you want to play a part in shaping our future Air Force, an effective and proven tool may be sitting in your inbox. Since Oct. 1, an initial e-mail invitation and several follow-on reminders were sent out Air Force-wide, which included a link to the 2008 Air Force Climate Survey and

  • Okinawa typhoon season ends Dec. 1

    18th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, declared Dec. 1 the official end to the typhoon season when he issued the "All Clear" for military installations on Okinawa. Weather officials say this season has been the least active for Okinawa since 1998. This year, the Typhoon Cyclone Condition of

  • Kadena firefighters sharpen skills during readiness exercise

    Members of the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight conducted live-fire training Dec. 2 at Kadena Air Base's Silver Flag training site during Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 09-01. The exercise provides a unique environment for live-fire training that

  • SOG captures outstanding unit award

    The 353rd Special Operations Group recently earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor for exceptionally meritorious service from Oct. 1, 2006 to Sept. 30, 2008. Airmen may wear the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with the "V" device for valor if they were assigned to the 353rd SOG, 1st

  • PACAF Airmen train for contingency operations during Silver Flag

    Airmen from all over PACAF trained to establish and sustain a forward operating base during Silver Flag 09-09 here Nov. 16 - 22. "The Airmen are tasked with many different scenarios that require them to utilize the training they have received during the week based on their own Air Force Specialty

  • Kadena volunteers spread holiday cheer to single servicemembers

    Bringing a taste of home to almost 2,000 single servicemembers, 500 volunteers from various organizations here recently baked more than 24,000 cookies for Operation Hometown Kadena Cookie Drop. This is the second year a cookie drive has been organized for single E-4's and below during the holidays,

  • Gas prices to drop Friday

    Military members and their families will finally see some relief at the fuel pumps as gas prices are set to drop from $4.19 to $2.43 a gallon on Friday. The price drop comes on the heels of a significant decrease in stateside gas prices over the last few months. While drivers have been frustrated by

  • Patriot Express limits holiday flights

    Kadena families may need to adjust their travel plans if they want to make it home for the holidays. The Patriot Express, which flies out of Kadena every Thursday, will not offer flights Thanksgiving Week or the week leading up to Christmas. In December, the PE will operate its regularly scheduled

  • 18th Wing extends deadline for Combined Federal Campaign

    The Combined Federal Campaign will close a week later than originally planned, which gives Team Kadena one more week to donate to one of CFC's many charities. In order to accommodate the base's upcoming Local Operational Readiness Exercise, Kadena officials have extended the CFC deadline to Dec.

  • Commentary: Holiday Greeting from COMPACAF

    As the holiday season brings 2008 to a close, I offer my sincere thanks to our entire Pacific Air Forces team--military, civilians and family members--who make this command a cornerstone of our nation's security in the Pacific. It's been a challenging year in PACAF and for our Air Force as we've