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  • Valiant Shield wraps up

    Valiant Shield 2007, the largest exercise of its kind in the Pacific, wrapped up seven days of flying operations in the vicinity of Guam Monday. During the field training exercise, more than 30 air-refueling sorties were flown, with KC-135 and KC-10 tankers offloading 2.286 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft. U.S. Air Force B-52s, F-15Cs,
  • Kadena Airman gets married by long distance

    The Nikah--a marriage contract--can be seen in the background on a computer monitor as an Islamic religious leader steps into view and begins a ceremony uniting an 18th Communication Squadron officer here in Okinawa with his bride in Pakistan. Dating was never an issue for the couple that met 15 years earlier and kept in touch recently via e-mail,
  • Teak Iron exercise

    More than 80 Air Force members representing the 353rd Special Operations Group traveled to Indonesia for a joint combined exchange training exercise for the mutual security of Indonesia and the United States. The 26-day JCET was designed to improve the Special Operations Forces' readiness and capabilities by accomplishing both SOF and joint mission
  • Team Kadena's new Staff Sergeants

    The following Team Kadena senior airmen were recently selected for promotion to staff sergeant: 18th Wing: Darnell Cannady, Jeremy McGuffin and Krystal Williams 18th Comptroller Squadron: Shaun Barton, Brittany Bohannon and Crystal Flick 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron: Nathan Adams and Matthew Lyon 18th Operations Support Squadron: Trebor
  • Youth share fun times at lock-in all-nighter

    Rain was pouring Friday but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 90 children who gathered at the Kadena youth center for the Kadena/Chatan Town lock-in cultural exchange. Approximately 50 American and 40 Okinawan children bowled, played games, and shared slices of pizza and friendship well into the night. The lock-in, which began at 8 p.m. and
  • New policy prohibits watering lawns

    A new wing water conservation policy now prohibits on-base residents from watering their lawns and washing cars in housing and dormitory areas. The new policy applies to all Kadena facilities and military family housing on Okinawa and was created to support an executive order issued by President George W. Bush in January. Executive Order 13423
  • New Kadena unit enforces safety

    Officials here recently implemented use of a special traffic unit from the 18th Security Forces Squadron to keep down the number of vehicle accidents involving Team Kadena members. Recently an American driver hit an Okinawan child crossing the street off-base, adding the number of collisions involving base people--which stands at 46 major and 538
  • Kadena takes part in Valiant Shield

    Kadena-based units departed Okinawa Sunday on their way to Guam to join fellow Airmen and sister services in the joint Exercise Valiant Shield which runs through Aug. 14. The 44th Fighter Squadron, with elements of the 67th FS, and the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron and 909th Air Refueling Squadron will participate along with approximately
  • 4 Kadena's Lieutenants promoted to Captain

    18th Wing Legal Office: David Illingworth and Keith Meister 18th Medical Group: Brandi Sellers 18th Medical Operations Squadron: Jennifer Ott
  • JASDF taste American life on Kadena

    Seven Japan Air Self Defense Force military members recently sampled the American lifestyle on and off duty during a bilateral exchange program here July 20 to 25. The exchange program is geared toward interoperability between American and Japanese military forces, said Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Trawick, 18th Wing exchange program coordinator. "The
  • DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam students continue to outperform state side schools in all areas

    Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that the results from the TerraNova Assessment clearly demonstrate that students in the Pacific continue to score higher than the national average in all subject areas. Approximately 14,500 students took the TerrraNova test in the Spring of SY 2006-2007. DoDEA has