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  • Kadena hosts Career Summit

    The 18th Wing hosted a Career Summit, intended for military, veterans, military spouses, caregivers and civilians to expanded their career opportunities at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 29, 2024. The event offered attendees the opportunity to meet, network, and interview with regional and national

  • Chief of Chaplains visits Kadena

    The Chief of chaplains staff visited Kadena to understand our mission, greet and talk with Airmen, as well as celebrate the Chaplain Corps’ 75th anniversary. Established in 1949, the Air Force Chaplain Corps is essential for increasing spiritual fitness of service members, aiding Airmen’s resiliency

  • Senate Armed Service Committee staff visits Kadena

    Kristina Belcourt, Senate Armed Service Committee professional staff member, met with 18th Wing leadership, toured numerous squadron facilities and discussed operational efficiency and facility conditions at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2024. The information gathered from Belcourt’s visit will

  • DoD housing satisfaction survey for tenants available March 4

    Tenants of Department of the Air Force privatized housing and government-owned family housing have an additional avenue for improving their quality-of-life with the March 4 release of the annual Department of Defense Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

  • 4th FGS, 18th LRS and 1st SOS conduct FARP demonstration

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 4th Fighter Generation Squadron, 1st Special Operations Squadron and 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted a forward area refueling point demonstration on F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, at Kadena Air Base,

  • Kadena hosts bilateral basketball camp

    The 18th Wing hosted a bilateral youth basketball camp at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2024. Chatan Town and Kadena AB students participated in the bilateral basketball camp to develop skills and build bonds between both communities.

  • Airmen conduct ACE rapid turn exercise

    Airmen with the 388th Fighter Wing conducted a cold integrated combat turn and rapid refuelings on F-35A Lightning IIs. The service members traded maintenance roles as part of Agile Combat Employment's training to create multi-capable Airman. Exercises like these strengthen ACE operations to

  • 1st Special Operations Squadron honors STRAY 59

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron pay their respects at the crash site of STRAY 59 during a memorial flight over the coast of the Philippines, Feb. 26, 2024. The flight honored those who were lost when a 1st SOS MC-130E Combat Talon I, call sign STRAY 59, crashed

  • Focus: True North social worker breaks world record

    Ian Bell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron True North social worker and powerlifter combines physical and mental rehabilitation after an injury during a powerlifting competition and becomes the International Powerlifting Federation Equipped Deadlift World Record holder. Now at Kadena Air Base,

  • Cope North 24: ACE accelerates USAF to stay ahead in Great Power Competition

    In a time of increasing conflict and threats to the balance of a rules based international order, the Department of the Air Force is transforming to effectively deter aggression in this era of Great Power Competition. Agile Combat Employment, the main objective of Cope North 24, is key to developing

  • Cope North 24: Spoke location spoken words

    As Cope North 24 continues, multinational participants are operating out of dispersed locations in the Indo-Pacific to improve capability and capacity for agile combat employment operations. Despite the geographic separation, Allies and partners are collaborating and integrating to create and

  • 18th AES trains their care in the air

    18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducts Aeromedical Readiness Mission training onboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. Members of the 18th AES undergo extensive training to respond to various emergency medical scenarios, ensuring they are prepared to evacuate, treat and transport wounded military and