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  • Aviation training relocation kicks off at Tsuiki Air Base

    Tsuiki Air Base is hosting the current iteration of the aviation training relocation program which increases operational readiness and improves interoperability with our Japanese allies. ATR is a result of the May 2006 United States-Japan roadmap for realignment implementation, a bilateral program

  • Better together: Airmen, Marines practice hot pit refueling

    Airmen from the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and Marines from the 3D Marine Logistics Group trained on hot pit refueling together to increase interoperability, equipping the services with the ability to work more efficiently as a team during real-world situations.

  • F-35s train for lethality

    Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a flexible theater posture to enhance its ability to provide the Department of Defense options to support our allies and partners. The F-35As are currently deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducting integrated operations with joint partners

  • Kadena AB concludes two-week readiness exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing recently concluded a routine training exercise designed to hone skills needed to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific in any combat environment.The two-week exercise extensively tested the wing’s ability to respond to a variety of contingencies in an organized manner

  • 18th CES paves through the night

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron executed a rapid airfield damage recovery during a routine training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 9, 2022. RADR exercises ensure that Airmen are able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations in an austere environment.

  • 18th CES brings the heat during 18th Wing training

    18th CES firefighters extinguish a simulated structural fire during routine readiness training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 9, 2022. The training evaluates Kadena's ability to fulfill its mission, ensuring the stability and security of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • EOD trains to dispose of UXOs

    Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight, train to remove unexploded ordinance during a routine training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 10, 2022. This training is designed to evaluate Kadena’s ability to fulfill its mission, ensuring the

  • 嘉手納基地空軍兵士、同盟国を守り自由で開かれたインド太平洋のため技量を向上させる

    第18航空団の空軍兵士は、米国、同盟国、インド太平洋地域へ高度な即応能力を提供するための任務に必要な技量の向上を目的とする定期的な訓練を行っています。 不測の事態を想定して行われる2週間の訓練で、空軍兵士は航空力を構築し、高度な戦闘における競争、抑止、そして勝利するために必要な技量と特性を身に付けます。 第18航空団司令官のデイビッド・エグリン准将は、「嘉手納基地の戦略的位置、規模、様々な戦闘能力は、強力な抑止力であると同時に、地域における災害支援やその他の人道的活動のための重要な支援施設としての役割を果たしている」「このような訓練を通じて、私たちは即応態勢を強化し、米国が必要とする時にいつで

  • 18th SFS conducts SABC training

    Senior Airman John Cruz, right, 18th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, and Senior Airman Katelyn Shine, left, 18th SFS police services, provide self-aid buddy care to Airman 1st Class Adam Beck, center, 18th SFS Airman, during a routine training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan,

  • 18th Wing tests readiness to deploy

    U.S. Airmen from the 18th Wing listen to briefings during a routine training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 7, 2022. This training is designed to evaluate Kadena’s ability to fulfill its mission, ensuring the stability and security of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by