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Followers to Friends: Japanese Twitter fans explore Kadena
What do a breathalyzer, a recycling center, a go-cart, and an MC-130J Commando II have in common? They were all showcased to more than 35 visitors to Kadena Air Base during an observation tour which displayed the 18th Wing’s commitment to drunk driving prevention, stewardship of the environment, partnerships with local Japanese authorities, and world-class airpower.
Civil Engineers train to prevent fuel spills
These Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron train to prevent fuel spills caused by earthquakes, typhoons, or other natural disasters.
友人・パートナー・同盟 チーム・カデナと沖縄市が 「トランク・オア・トリート」
18th CMS keeps pilots ready for anything
Airmen assigned to the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron conduct a 30-day egress final on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the routine inspection, the technicians check every component of the egress system for wear or damage, and any expired time-changeable parts are swapped out.
Friends, Partners, Allies: Kadena, Okinawa celebrates Trunk-or-Treat
To celebrate Halloween, a holiday steeped in American tradition, Team Kadena and Okinawa Children’s World Zoo and Museum hosted the Trunk-or-Treat event in Okinawa City, Oct. 28th. During the event, kids went from trunk to trunk collecting candy with U.S. military members and their families, who decorated the trunks of their cars and dressed up for the Halloween-themed event. They also played games and took pictures with U.S. military members in costume.
Okinawan children enjoy trick-or-treating on Kadena AB
Okinawan citizens were invited onto Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31, 2019, to participate in trick-or-treating and share in the festivities with their U.S. neighbors. The event enabled service members to share traditional holiday customs with children from surrounding neighborhoods as one of many different types of community relations programs designed to build trust and understanding.
Team Kadena Operators Honor Ultimate Sacrifice
Airmen and family members with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and the 31st Rescue Squadron conducted a five-mile memorial ruck in honor of two fallen pararescuemen. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean Barton, from the 320th STS, and Tech. Sgt. Peter Kraines, from the 24th Special Operations Wing, died from injuries sustained in training incidents in 2014 and 2019, respectively.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Walker, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, works the controls in his boom pod during a training exercise Oct. 8, 2019. The 909th ARS helps ensure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific by providing air refueling to U.S., allies and partners within the area of responsibility. The 909th trained with Republic of Korea
18th LRS POL Airmen fuel the flightline
The 18th LRS petroleum, oil and lubricants flight supports all home station and transient aircraft, managing 1.3M gallons of fuel annually for 320 organizations.
Pacific, Philippine Air Forces partner during Aeromedical Evacuation Exchange
U.S. medical personnel from across Pacific Air Forces held an Aeromedical Evacuation Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Philippine Air Force at Clark AB, Pampanga, Philippines, September 9 – 11.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The 2019 Theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” According to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, the 2019 theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.
18th SFS trains to protect, defend Team Kadena
Personnel from the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct nonlethal training at Kadena Air Base, Oct. 18, 2019. 18th SFS personnel train regularly to maintain base defense and law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)
18th EMS supports Kadena’s aircraft
Airmen from the 18th EMS support the flying mission through munition, aircraft and other maintenance operations.
Family Advocacy builds healthy communities
Family Advocacy is a Department of Defense program designed to provide prevention and clinical services to families and couples impacted by family violence. The program builds healthy and resilient communities by promoting family, community, and mission readiness.
Leading the Pack
A KC-135 Stratotanker sits on the flight line Oct. 3, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Boom operators on a KC-135 have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, thousands of feet above the ground, flying at 230 miles per hour, while only 47 feet from the receiving aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman