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  • What's on 'The Chief's Scope'?

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley launched a new Web feature March 14 to tell Airmen what is of special interest to him. Known as "The Chief's Scope," it is designed to briefly highlight current topics General Moseley feels are important to America's Airmen. "The issues on my scope are ones that keep me up at night," said General
  • 42 Kadena SNCOs selected for Senior Master Sgt

    Forty-two Kadena master sergeants were recently selected for promotion to senior master sergeant.  They are: 18th Wing -- Sheila Parra18th Comptroller Squadron -- Karl Bradford18th Operations Support Squadron -- Michael Fern, Todd Miller and Barriet Thomas18th Maintenance Group -- Carol Aderis18th Component Maintenance Squadron -- Peter
  • 12 Kadena officers selected for lieutenant colonel

    Twelve majors assigned to Kadena were recently selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. They are: 18th Wing -- Matthew Grant 18th Operations Group -- John Moran 44th Fighter Squadron -- Paul Johnson 67th Fighter Squadron -- Garren Roberts 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron -- Stephen Carson 18th Operations Support Squadron -- Kent Williams,
  • Improved flight line kitchen operations at Johnson facility

    The Johnson Dining Facility upgraded food services after recently consolidating flight line kitchen services under one roof. Looking at food service operations with an Air Force Smart Operations 21 mindset, 18th Services Squadron members streamlined their processes in an effort to better serve their customers. "Having a consolidated flight line
  • Kadena Airman found guilty at court-martial

    A Kadena Airman was found guilty March 7 of striking a fellow Airman with a beer bottle and being drunk and disorderly. At a summary court-martial, Senior Airman Eric L. Sharp, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was sentenced to 30 days confinement, reduction to Airman (E-2) and forfeiture of two-thirds pay for one month.
  • 18th Wing conducting NEO exercise

    The 18th Wing will conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise Wednesday and Thursday at Chapel 1 to test the wing's emergency evacuation procedures for family members. The exercise will target at least 20 percent of families of active-duty members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors across every unit on base for evacuation
  • Kadena's '5-star' Services programs among best in Air Force

    Kadena's fitness, library, outdoor recreation and golf programs were recently honored with "Five-Star" recognition by the Air Force, honoring them as among the best in the Air Force.The Air Force recognized 87 programs service-wide on March 3 as having a high level of quality and achievement, but only Kadena won the 5-star crown in each
  • Kadena hyperbaric chamber saves lives

    Since 1995, 167 patients have been treated for decompression sickness in the hyperbaric chamber at Kadena AB, an average of 17 cases per year DCS develops when potentially life-threatening bubbles of nitrogen arise in tissues after diving or high-altitude flying. Hyperbaric treatment uses pressure and oxygen aids in eliminating those bubbles and
  • Kadena Web site to offer "real-time" news

    Team Kadena and their family members are now able to read about KAB and the latest breaking news on Okinawa and Air Force-wide from anywhere in the world. Kadena's Web site, http://www.kadena.af.mil, will now contain news, features, community notes, briefs, sports and more as they are featured in the Shogun newspaper. The 18th Wing Public Affairs
  • Raptors arrive at Kadena

    Ten F-22 Raptors arrived here Feb. 17 and 18 for the first overseas deployment of the Air Force's newest air supremacy aircraft. The aircraft, assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., started their deployment to Kadena almost 10 days previously with a stop at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. While en route, a software issue
  • AMC terminal streamlines check-in process

    As part of Air Force Smart Operations 21, members from the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron here saw the need to streamline the check-in process and have recently added a second security gate. With the addition of a second gate, travelers can now check in for flights an hour later than usual. According to Master Sgt. Justin Sturn, 733rd AMS passenger
  • Kadena's Medical Group gets a check-up

    Patients at the Kadena clinic can rest a little easier knowing that the clinic is doing all it can to make sure they get the best possible care. The 18th Medical Group recently underwent two evaluations simultaneously. The hospital was scored on the nine functional areas of the medical field; breaking the nine fields into about fourteen hundred
  • PACAF commander: Unity is key in war on terrorism

    Taking care of Airmen and their families, the war on terrorism, modernizing the aging fleet, and the recent stand-up of the 13th Air Force Detachment at Yokota AB, Japan, were topics of interest for the commander of Pacific Air Forces during a visit to Kadena AB Feb. 1 to 3. "Taking care of Airmen and their families is a high priority," Gen. Paul
  • Kadena Airmen ready for visiting Raptors

    As Kadena Air Base officials get ready to host 12 F-22 Raptors for the fighters' first overseas deployment, the base's most important focus right now is their readiness stance. "That readiness gives us piece and stability in the region," said Brig. Gen. Harold W. Moulton, 18th Wing commander. "And frankly because the front lines of the global war