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  • 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

  • Telling the Shogun story

    When people think about contingency operations, a press conference might not be the first thought that jumps to mind. But the ability to communicate effectively to the news media during a crisis can make a huge difference in how a military operation is perceived worldwide. Brig. Gen. Brett Williams,

  • Practice makes perfect for LRS sweep teams

    Conducting sweeps to locate unexploded ordnance or suspicious packages is an important action that many Airmen here are doing during this week's Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection. One of these sweep teams from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron made its usual rounds around their

  • Services stands up SPEK to feed Airmen

    From pallet to palette is the philosophy behind an 18th Services Squadron capability tested during this week's Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection here. Wherever Airmen deploy, the Single Pallet Expeditionary Kitchen or SPEK, can go with them to provide support. "The SPEK is unique

  • PACAF drops weight limit entitlements

    Accompanied families arriving to Kadena Air Base will now be able to bring their full weight allowance for goods, due to a policy change that was implemented March 1. Pacific Air Forces initiated a study in 2006 that suggested allowing a 100 percent Joint Federal Travel Rate Regulation for weight

  • Concurrent travel to Kadena suspended

    Due to the more limited availability of billeting spaces as the summer PCS season approaches, concurrent travel has been suspended for Kadena for an undetermined amount of time. This means that military members who don't already have concurrent travel approved, will have to have the military member

  • Family members hold down the home front during ORI

    Family members played a crucial part as Team Kadena showed their capabilities during this week's Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection. Military members here at Kadena faced longer hours and higher stress as part of the inspection, and dependants had to help out in many cases to allow

  • Keeping engines running

    What would airplanes be without engines? Pretty displays, said an Airman assigned to the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight. The flight maintains spare engines for the Kadena Air Base fleet of F-15 Eagles, making sure there are enough assets to back up the aircraft in case of an