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  • Airpower Assembled: Kadena Airmen launch the fleet

    U.S. Air Force aircraft line up on the runway during a capabilities demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 22, 2022. Kadena’s ability to rapidly generate U.S. airpower is a vital function of its mission to ensure the stability and security of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • Shogun 1 Flies for Keen Sword

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th wing commander, flies an F-15C Eagle in support of Keen Sword 23 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2022. The U.S. is committed to conducting exercises with partners and Allies, and will continue to send the most advanced military forces to the region to

  • USAF, JASDF increase capabilities with bilateral training

    A 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmaster prepares to guide a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron during a bilateral air-to-air refueling maneuver in the sea and airspace north of Miyakojima Island/Taramajima Island, Oct. 27, 2022. Search and rescue training like this

  • 909th ARS supports exercise Keen Sword

    U.S. Air Force SSgt. Andrew Chase, 909th ARS boom operator, delivers fuel to an F-15C Eagle during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in support of exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 17, 2022. Bilateral exercises allow U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces to work together across a variety of areas to

  • COMUSFJ visits Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ricky Rupp, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan Nov. 15, 2022. Rupp flew on a KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry, airborne warning and control system, participating in exercise Keen Sword 23 events. Keen Sword is a biennial, joint,

  • USAF, JASDF strengthening the alliance

    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force crew chief, left, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonah Juve, right, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, after trading unit patches during the aviation training relocation program at JASDF Tsuiki Air Base, Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 15, 2022. ATR is a

  • Kadena supports Keen Sword 23

    A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron performed aerial refueling on F-22A Raptors during exercise Keen Sword 23 on Nov. 15, 2022. Keen Sword is a concrete example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which has been the foundation of peace and security in the

  • Kadena hosts 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade

    Members of Kadena’s Honor Guard pose for a photo at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 11, 2022. During the parade, Kadena’s Honor Guard team represented every service member, both past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gary Hilton)

  • Tsuiki Air Base ATR in action

    A 67th Fighter Squadron pilot conducts post-flight checks on a F-15C Eagle during the aviation training relocation program at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tsuiki Air Base, Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 12, 2022. ATR is a result of the May 2006 United States-Japan roadmap for realignment implementation, a

  • 67th FS, JASDF take off during ATR

    A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2s assigned to the 6th Fighter Squadron prepare to take-off during the aviation training relocation program at JASDF Tsuiki Air Base, Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 10, 2022. ATR is a result of the May 2006

  • 909th ARS refuels the Eagles

    A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over South Korea, Nov. 4, 2022. The Eagle's air superiority was achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. (U.S.

  • Eagles keep watch over Kadena

    F-15C Eagles took off from a flight line at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2022. The Eagles continue to keep watch and maintain peace in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Tsuiki Air Base hosts aviation training relocation

    U.S. Airmen and F-15C Eagles assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, will participate in an Aviation Training Relocation, otherwise known as “ATR,” event hosted by the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force 8th Air Wing at Tsuiki Air Base, Japan, November 10-18, 2022.

  • Behind the scenes with BMET

    Biomedical equipment technicians assigned to the 18th Medical Support Squadron conduct routine inspections and maintenance on medical equipment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2022. Technicians ensure medical equipment meet standards to ensure emergent and non-emergent medical care can be

  • 909th ARS supports Hornets in the air

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a joint training exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 24, 2022. Interoperability among U.S. military branches is vital to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the