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  • Action Level Exceeded for Lead in Kadena AB Drinking Water

    The Kadena AB Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight recently collected samples from representative locations on Kadena AB and four of the 30 samples exceeded the action level for lead in your drinking water. An action level is a cautionary point, that when exceeded, requires the installation to

  • Commentary: Wanted: Nosey Airmen who save lives

    The death of the Commander of the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf was a shock. Losing any Airman under these circumstances is tragic, but to lose one of our most visible Air Force leaders has an impact across our service. In the 10 days following his death, there have been at least three suicide ideations in

  • Bridging cultures

    About 40 American and Okinawan 4th through 6th graders got together August 2 for an annual all-night international lock-in at the Kadena Youth Center. The kids spent the night playing games, sampling American and Japanese cuisine and making new friends. The event is the result of a six-year

  • Schilling searches for next hot talent

    The 18th Wing and Schilling Community Center will host the 2008 Family and Teen Talent Competition Sept. 20 at the Schilling. The talent competition is open to all individuals who wish to participate from Kadena and the local area, with the top rated Air Force members and dependents in 15 categories

  • Know the rules for escorting visitors

    Escorting off-base guests onto a military installation is a privilege and a responsibility, but members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron have noticed a disturbing trend of Kadena personnel abusing this privilege. "Since January, there has been a rash of escort violations on Kadena," said Tech.

  • Wokka wokka PACMAN debuts at Kadena

    Kadena will soon be using PACMAN, but this new system is more interested in streamlining the way official correspondence is processed than in chomping pac-dots and gobbling up ghosts. The Package Management system is in the early stages of functionality here at Kadena, and soon it will become the

  • Shoguns hone skills at ECST

    Nearly 50 Kadena Airmen pushed themselves mentally and physically during a three-day Expeditionary Combat Skills Training course here July 31 - Aug. 2. The purpose of the training was to prepare Kadena's Airmen to be combat-ready when deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Horn of Africa. The course

  • U.S. Paralympic team to train at Kadena

    More than 100 U.S. Paralympic athletes and support staff from the track and field and swim teams will live and train at Kadena Aug. 24 through Sept. 2 in preparation for the 2008 Paralympic Games held in Beijing, China. "This is an enormous opportunity for Kadena to host the team," said Capt. Rachel

  • Respecting the ocean

    The clear turquoise waters and warm weather make scuba diving and snorkeling on Okinawa a popular activity. However, dive instructors from the Kadena Marina Dive Shop want people to be aware of the variety of dangerous marine life in local waters and mindful of the delicate environment in the

  • News/Video Story: Born to ride, ride to live

    Approximately 80 motorcycle riders took to the streets of Kadena Air Base Friday for the Motorcycle Rider Safety Awareness Ride as part of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The ride, which followed a bi-annual motorcycle rider all-call, was sponsored by the 18th Wing Ground Safety Office. "This event

  • Commentary: Every Airman can be an agent of change

    My most rewarding experiences in the Air Force have been helping other Airmen achieve their goals. Two of my proudest moments occurred as a captain. The first was when I helped a master sergeant who lost his leg stay in the Air Force and the second, when I helped an NCO enroll in Officer Training

  • Kadena teens engage in World Youth Day activities

    Teenagers from Kadena Air Base recently took part in a gathering of 220,000 Catholic pilgrims during the 2008 World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. More than 30 dependents and military members traveled 4,000 miles for a week-long series of events and festivities designed to inspire Catholic youth

  • JSTARS trains with 961st AACS

    The 16th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., deployed to Kadena Air Base for 30 days to train with the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron and participate in an operational readiness exercise on the Korean Peninsula. The unit is flying its E-8C Joint

  • Kadena announces 2nd quarter award winners

    Team Kadena congratulates its 2nd Quarter award winners:Company Grade Officer of the QuarterCaptain Zebulon E. BeckSenior Non-Commisioned Officer of the QuarterMaster Sergeant William T. Hight IIINon-Commisioned Officer of the QuarterStaff Sergeant Martin A. CaluagAirman of the QuarterAirman 1st

  • Video Story: Travel Channel visits Kadena

    The host and crew of the upcoming Travel Channel show "Out of Bounds" visited Kadena Monday and Tuesday to film segments for an episode on Okinawa and get a taste of life at the largest U.S. Air Force base in the Pacific. The video for this story can be viewed here.