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  • Kadena Airman gives SECAF insight on deployed job

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Bozsoki seldom appears at a loss for words. The munitions Airman from Kadena Air Base is always ready to talk, so it's no surprise he was selected to brief the Secretary of the Air Force during a tour of 407th Air Expeditionary Group facilities March 28. Sergeant Bozsoki had only a

  • Pacific Air Commandos head to Korea for annual ORE

    More than 400 members of Kadena's 353rd Special Operations Group practiced wartime skills needed to survive and operate during a recent exercise deployment to Korea. "It's our first game of the season," said Col. Raymond Chapman, 353rd SOG commander. "We will continue to exercise and train and get

  • Services opens Kadena's new pet boarding facility

    Kadena's Karing Kennels opened a new pet facility March 23, bringing animal boarding services to a 300 percent increase for cats and a 30 percent increase for dogs. The $2.4 million complex, located just inside of Gate 3, is climate controlled and has five wading pools for dogs built in to the

  • Chief of Chaplains: Change is way of life in Air Force

    The Air Force chief of chaplains likens Airmen to Jack Bauer of television's "24" fame. "Just like Jack Bauer, we know trouble is out there because we're all fighting the Global War on Terror," said Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Charles Baldwin. "Every day, we accept not only the personal troubles of life,

  • Kadena commissary to reveal new look after temp closure

    The Kadena Commissary will close one hour early March 31 and be closed April 1-2 for a major reorganization intended to make the store more customer friendly. The Defense Commissary Agency is in a continual process of changing how  product is placed on commissary shelves, according to Mr. Rene

  • Military women sharp--and showing it

    March is Women's History Month--a time to celebrate the grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters who are all at the heart of a movement that brought about significant changes in education, politics and law, religion, work, social reform and health. These women from all walks of life took long

  • Air Force officials release 2007 posture statement

    Air Force officials released their annual posture statement which articulates the major elements required for the Air Force to fulfill its mission and its priorities over the course of the next year and into the future. The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff testified before

  • Airman court-martialed for dereliction of duty, DUI

    An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman was found guilty March 13 for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to maintain current vehicle property damage insurance. Senior Airman Banks was charged under Article 111, drunken operation of a vehicle. On Dec. 8, 2006, security forces

  • Kadena to change crisis response procedures

    Kadena will soon transform how it responds to emergencies and crises when the new Air Force Incident Management System is fully implemented here. The system, called AFIMS, standardizes the planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for incidents and accidents. It also brings Kadena and

  • Silver Flag prepares Airmen for deployment

    More than 100 Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, learned skills they will need to operate in a combat environment after completing the weeklong Silver Flag training exercise here March 16. Silver Flag provides expeditionary combat support training to Airmen in the civil engineer,

  • DoDEA parents, students, teachers give high ratings to schools

    The Department of Defense Education Activity announced recently the results of its 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey, or CSS. The survey, administered every other year to parents, teachers and students in grades four through 12 and teachers, provides DoDEA with valuable information about the

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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