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  • JASDF, Kadena AWACS units join forces

    A Kadena Air Base squadron signed an agreement here March 26 with its Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterpart formalizing the joint working relationship they've enjoyed for years. Lt. Col. Rene Romero, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, endorsed the first sister squadron agreement

  • CMSAF brings AF message to Kadena

    The Air Force's top enlisted Airman toured Kadena Air Base March 21 and 22 as part of a series of base visits throughout Pacific Air Forces. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley met with base leadership, spoke at an enlisted call and visited Airmen throughout the base. "I thought it

  • Students earn cash through Summer Hire program

    Students and spouses, ages 14 through 22 will have the opportunity to earn some extra cash this summer courtesy of the Kadena Air Base Summer Hire Program which takes place June 23 to Aug. 15. "The 18th Wing is funding 100 positions for clerks and laborers this year," said Gary Stewart, chief of

  • Stray animals become on base nuisance

    Packs of stray dogs have been seen around Kadena Air Base which has caused concern for base officials and housing residents. These packs could be as large as 10 dogs or as few as three. Some dogs are commonly known as an Oki-mix or dogs that were brought over from the United States and then

  • Kadena rocks operational readiness inspection

    The word "Excellent" flashed across the screen and hundreds of Team Kadena members cheered as they received Kadena's grade for the 2008 Operational Readiness Inspection. Maj. Todd Cox, one of the two narrators for the out-brief delivered a message on behalf of Col. Donald Weckhorst and the entire

  • Eagles, Falcons go head-to-head at Kadena

    Thousands of feet up in the air, an F-16 Falcon pilot gets a visual of an F-15 Eagle and the fight is on as the two high performance jet fighters engage in an air-to-air combat. This scene has played out repeatedly over the past two weeks as F-16 pilots from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea have taken

  • Kadena observes Red Cross Month

    From humble beginnings to a renowned international institution, the organization Clara Barton established in 1881 continues it's original mission to heal, comfort and give hope to those in need. The American Red Cross today mobilizes annually with a million volunteers and 30,000 employees to assist

  • SFS: One night on patrol

    While most people are making their way home at 4:30 p.m., others like Tech. Sgt. Mark Smith, 18th Security Forces Squadron, are just starting their shift that will take him well into the night to protect Team Kadena while they sleep. Prior to starting shift, Sergeant Smith picks up his weapon at the

  • 35 base E-7's selected for second highest enlisted grade

    Thirty-five Kadena Air Base master sergeants were recently selected for the second highest enlisted grade. They are: Gregory Andries , Keith A. Collins, Jay G. Corales, Wardell Curbeam Jr., Joseph J. Dowd, Samuel K. Freeman, Steven C. Giffin, Nina T. Gilliam, Stephen L. Hadden, Lynette D. Harshman,

  • Shoguns get it done during ORI

    Kadena Airmen have spent this week showing what they are made of here during the 2008 Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection. During ORI the PACAF Inspector General use scenarios to determine the 18th Wing's ability to survive and operate in a wartime environment, said Col. Donald

  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins Monday

    Kadena Air Base residents have until April 27 to help raise more than $100,000 in contributions to a fund designed to assist Airmen in need. The 2008 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins Monday and organizers said the local goal for this year's campaign is $106,170. The annual campaign supports