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Kadena Shoguns compete in Naha Dragon Boat Races
Thousands of spectators watch teams compete during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Japan. The Naha Dragon Boat Race is the largest dragon boat race on Okinawa with more than 50 competing teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
Paving the Way
Most students, at some point or another in their lives, hear the questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and, “What are you going to do after you graduate?”. It’s a question students may hear as early as kindergarten and all throughout high school. Some people know what they want to do and take a straight path toward their future. For others it can be a windy road with twists and turns.
Kadena remembers the Holocaust
The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis. More than 70 years later, Kadena Air Base remembers the lives of the Jewish people who perished under that brutal dictatorship. From April 29 to May 3, 2019, the base hosted a screening of the film “Woman in Gold,” held a remembrance ruck march, and had a remembrance chapel service.
Team Kadena celebrates Earth Day 2019
Team Kadena members plant trees in celebration of Earth Day 2019, April 29, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Earth Day celebrates the planet’s environment and raises public awareness by reminding people to think about humanity’s values, the threats the planet faces and ways to help protect the environment. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our
Kadena celebrates Month of the Military Child
Children tour the interior of police cars during the Month of the Military Child Fun Fest April 26, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena Airman and Family Readiness Center put on the event to celebrate military children and their sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mandy Foster)
Kadena F-15C Eagles Touch Down at Tinian
An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands at Tinian International Airport, Tinian, during exercise Resilient Typhoon, April 23, 2019. Resilient Typhoon is a dispersal exercise based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, designed to validate Pacific Air Force’s ability to maintain readiness while adapting to rapidly
Keeping the Fleet: Kadena Vehicle maintenance operations
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Lucas, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron special purpose maintenance supervisor, and Senior Airman Conner Worthington, 18th LRS customer service technician, replace part of the oil cap on a flightline vehicle April 20, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. In addition to fixing vehicles, the 18th LRS also responds to
18th MDG Conducts Training
Airmen from the 18th Medical Group and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work together to load a simulated patient onto a KC-135 Stratotanker during a joint field training exercise, March 27, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MDG and 18th AES tested their ability to treat and transport a large amount of patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by
KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony
Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
Air Force releases findings on 2018 Kadena Air Base F-15C mishap
Pacific Air Forces released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred June 11, 2018, off the coast of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Apr. 23, 2019.
AEIS Assemble! Kadena Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child
Students, teachers and parents attend a Month of the Military Child assembly April 15, 2019, at the Amelia Earhart Intermediate School on Kadena Air Base, Japan. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
PACAF EOD tech to compete for top Air Force level award
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - Tech. Sgt. Bryan Woiewucki, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight NCO in-charge of training, begins his morning the same way as many Airmen: P.T., breakfast and a morning meeting. However, Tuesday, April 2, would turn out to be different.
ADFA visits KAB, learns about the Battle of Okinawa
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Fifteen members from the Australian Defence Force Academy recently spent time here learning about the 18th Wing’s capabilities and visiting historical sites.
PME builds a stronger fighting force
Members of Team Kadena's noncommissioned officer corps came together for a week of Professional Military Education learning and training April 1-5, 2019. These NCOs had the unique opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Rick Winegardner, U.S. Forces Japan Command Senior Enlisted Leader, about the future of warfighting across the Pacific and how it will include U.S. servicemembers from all branches.
Fly like an Eagle
An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 3, 2019. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)