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  • 18th MUNS replenishes Kadena's arsenal

    This multi-service operation included over 120 personnel from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and local Japanese contractors that took part in realigning the munitions stockpile within the Pacific theater by moving and organizing over 350,000 pounds of explosive munitions within 48

  • Kadena Airman receives recognition for lifesaving act

    After rescuing a local man from a truck on fire earlier this year, Staff Sgt. Garrett Bodie, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron support NCO in charge, received a certificate of appreciation for his heroic actions from the Nirai Fire Department yesterday, alongside two others who also stopped to help.

  • LEAP to FAO Spotlight: Maj. Logan Barlow

    “Being a FAO, I utilize my LREC skillset along with operational relevance to engage with our bilateral partners regularly; but you don’t have to be a FAO to do that. Being good at your tactical skill set, and having LREC skills, empowers Airmen to be more lethal as a force. To remain tactically

  • 44th AMU maintains the fight

    Airman from the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct recovery procedures for an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 6, 2022.

  • Pilot brothers reunite in the Pacific

    After following in their father's footsteps by commissioning as pilots in the U.S. Air Force, two brothers find the physical distance between them growing as their piloting careers take off, until a training exercise landed them together again. Brothers U.S. Air Force Capt. Tyler Guss, 128th

  • 18th CES beats the summer heat

    18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters extinguish a live fire from a simulated fighter jet during emergency response training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 29, 2022. Routine emergency response training ensures that the 18th CES Fire and Emergency Services flight maintains mission readiness as

  • Behind the FEML orders: The Airmen boosting morale

    A small team of 718th Force Support Squadron, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 18th Comptroller Squadron Airmen are facilitating the Funded Environmental and Morale Leave program, working behind the scenes to help raise morale and get Airmen and their families to where they want to go.

  • Team Kadena fuels the fight

    Members of the 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 909th Air Refueling Squadron and 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently worked together to perform aerial refueling of F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 and perform hot-pit refueling of a KC-135 assigned to the

  • 67th AMU maintains the fight

    The 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit ensure Kadena's FF-15C Eagles are properly maintained and safe to conduct operations. The 67th AMU works diligently to help deliver decisive airpower ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • 961st AACS: Our eyes in the sky

    With the ongoing missions taking place, the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron supports our allied forces with eyes in the sky using the Boeing E-3 Sentry, otherwise known as an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS.

  • Visiting aircraft enhance readiness at Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron worked alongside Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base's Agile Combat Employment office to hot pit refuel a KC-46 Pegasus at Kadena Air Base, enhancing mission readiness.

  • Minimal ground time, maximum refueling

    Kadena Air Base Airmen performed hot-pit refueling operations on a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, June 28, 2022. Hot-pit refueling allows the aircraft to keep its engines running while receiving fuel, which minimizes ground time and ensures the mission will continue with