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  • 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

  • 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,, will now contain news, features, community notes, briefs, sports and more as they are featured in

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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;

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kadena Airmen live life of Japan self defense force

    Six Kadena Air Base NCOs recently had the opportunity to experience what life is like in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. As part of the NCO Bilateral Exchange Program they traveled in JASDF aircraft Dec. 5 to Tsuiki Air Base in mainland Japan. There, they spent nine days living and working

  • Team Kadena members deploy

    More than 600 Airmen from here have begun deploying as part of Air Expeditionary Force Cycles 5 and 6 to various locations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to support the war on terrorism. As Airmen prepared to board commercial aircraft for flights to locations in Iraq and Qatar,

  • They serve 'that others may live'

    Normally, when people hear about members of the 31st Rescue Squadron, they think of them as super heroes who act on a moment's notice, jumping out of aircraft in a blaze of gunfire to save a downed pilot. Combat search and rescue is more than what people see in the movies -- pararescuemen - also

  • Team Kadena helps fellow Airman fallen ill

    When Kadena Airmen heard a fellow Airman was ill and needed help, the response was immediate and impacting. A long-time mental health technician, Senior Master Sgt. Jake Cooper, 18th Medical Group Life Skills Support Center superintendent, has been mentoring Team Kadena members for years. He was