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  • PACAF Airmen hone ACE

    A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 13, 2022. Airmen exercised their Agile Combat Employment skills to hone global reach and readiness capabilities in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.

  • Kadena goes full send

    Military postal service Airmen from the 718th Force Support Squadron process incoming and outgoing mail at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 14, 2022. Kadena is home to the largest post office in the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility, servicing military members and dependents across Okinawa.

  • Raptors at the ready

    Airmen from the 525th Fighter Squadron and 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepared F-22A Raptors at Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in the bilateral training event Iron Shadow Dec. 16, 2022. Kadena's strategic position makes it a vital staging location for forces to deter regional

  • USAF, JASDF F-15 Eagles secure Pacific

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron completed a KC-135 Stratotanker mission refueling U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles over the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 14, 2022. U.S. and Japanese Airmen routinely train together to enhance bilateral

  • 18th SFS, 1st SFG conduct active shooter training exercise

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), apprehend a simulated active shooter during an active shooter exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 13, 2022. During the exercise, joint forces were able to increase efficiency with their communication skills, weapons

  • 18 SFS conducts OC spray training

    Defenders assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron execute oleoresin capsicum spray training at Kadena Air base, Japan, Dec. 12, 2022. Security Forces Airmen are exposed to OC spray prior to being certified to carry it so they are aware of its effects on the suspects and themselves.

  • Kadena AB concludes readiness exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing recently concluded a routine operational readiness exercise designed to sharpen skills needed to ensure security and stability of the lndo-Pacific in any contested environment. The week-long exercise extensively tested the wing’s ability to rapidly respond to a

  • 31st RQS Airmen receive award for saving local

    Members from the 31st Rescue Squadron received a certificate of appreciation from members of the Kadena Town Nirai Fire Dept. for saving a local man's life at the KTNFD, Japan, Dec. 1, 2022.

  • 33 RQS conducts Large Force Exercise

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron and 31st RQS performed water rescue operations over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22, 2022. The 33rd RQS conducts extensive training in various rescue scenarios to ensure they are ready to effectively respond to real-world contingencies.

  • 909th ARS refuels Eagles, Raptors

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron coordinated with F-15C Eagles and F-22A Raptors to perform aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 30, 2022. Kadena's ability to rapidly deploy a variety of aircraft demonstrates its commitment to the safety and security of the Indo-Pacific region.

  • 909th ARS keeps Raptors in fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Aerial refueling keeps Eagles in flight

    F-15C Eagles assigned to the 18th Wing conducted aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Nov. 22, 2022. With the assistance from the KC-135, aircraft are able to stay in the air for longer durations, maximizing the capability to ensure regional

  • 18th LRS, JASDF improve cryogenics interoberability

    Senior Airman Nathaniel Hayashida, left, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental journeyman, and a Japan Air Self-Defense Force cryogenics technician, fill a liquid oxygen cart during the aviation training relocation program at JASDF Tsuiki Air Base, Nov. 18, 2022. Members