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  • FARP tryouts test Airmen resolve

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lucas Berg, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels training and support supervisor, holds a 100 pound hose bundle overhead during tryouts for the Forward Area Refueling Point team at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2022. The Airmen were tasked with conducting a timed FARP

  • 909th ARS keeps bombers airborne

    A U.S. Air Force 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker for aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 27, 2022. Aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and Allied nation aircraft are

  • Refueling the fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron supported B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron by performing aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 2, 2022. Kadena Air Base is committed to providing support to Allies and partners in order to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific

  • JASDF medics tour 18th MDG

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force medics tour the 18th Medical Group facility at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 24, 2022. The medics took a tour of the Kadena Medical Clinic, were briefed on COVID-19 operations and visited the aerospace physiology flight lab to gain a better understanding of the 18th

  • The 909th ARS supports Korea over the Pacific

    A 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker flew alongside Republic of Korea F-16 Fighting Falcons over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 14, 2022. Working on missions with Allies helps the USAF and ROKAF maintain the free and open Indo-Pacific region.

  • Special Tactics Airmen conduct nighttime rescue training

    Special Tactics Airmen assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Wing enhance night rescue operations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, during mass casualty training scenarios Oct. 19-20, 2022. Special Tactics Airmen train to further their proficiency so that they remain fully capable to respond to any

  • I spy burning eyes

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct an Oleoresin Capsicum Spray course.The obstacle course consisted of being sprayed, going through a series of various baton strikes against multiple attackers, and then finally disarming an individual and handcuffing them before rinsing off

  • USAF, JASDF conduct ACE bi-lateral training

    Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron demonstrate the procedure for airfield damage repair for members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 20, 2022. Bi-lateral training focused on Agile Combat Employment concepts strengthen

  • 18th Wing, 22nd ARW expand ACE capabilities

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, aboard a KC-46A Pegasus visited Kadena Air Base to enhance Agile Combat Employment capabilities from Oct. 11-15, 2022.

  • Breathing easy with E&E

    Airmen from the 18th Component Squadron repair a gaseous oxygen cart at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 12, 2022. These carts are used to service aircraft by clearing contaminates out of the aircrafts systems, and supplying breathable oxygen for KC-135 Stratotanker crews.

  • 18 CES lights up the night

    Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron host a fire demonstration during Fire Prevention Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 7, 2022. Fire Prevention week is held to spread fire safety knowledge and to educate the base about emergency service procedures.

  • Lock and load with the 733rd AMS

    U.S. Airmen from the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron load freight cargo onto a C-5 Galaxy at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 13, 2022. The 733rd AMS handles inbound and outbound personnel and cargo for Kadena, including household goods, equipment, and Army & Air Force Exchange Service products.

  • 18th CES hosts fire muster challenge

    Airman 1st Class Aaron Smith, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, flips a tire at the fire muster challenge during National Fire Prevention Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2022. Fire Prevention Week is held annually to raise awareness on fire prevention measures and emergency