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Kadena implements new protection measures
Team Kadena maintains air superiority over Indo-Pacific
Airmen are working around the clock and to ensure aircraft are ready and able to fly at a moment’s notice. They continuously rise to the occasion and achieve mission success on a daily basis.
Weather Airmen keep eagle eyes on skies
Weather Airmen must maintain accurate weather readings even during adverse conditions. They monitor wind speed, visibility, weather conditions and cloud levels for pilot and base safety.
Kadena conducts COVID-19 testing
Airmen from the 18th Medical Group conduct COVID-19 testing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 20. Under the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the 18 MDG has increased its testing for the disease. Those who are tested become Persons Under Investigation (PUI), are contacted by Public Health, placed into isolation and instructed on how to avoid spread of their illness to family members in the home.
733rd AMS Adopts-a-School
Members from the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron and students from Kadena Elementary School gather for an Adopt-a-School Program ceremony at KDES. The Adopt-a-School program is a voluntary, ongoing partnership between a school and a military unit that will foster a mutually beneficial partnership between the local school and the Airmen.
Kadena Airmen tryout for the Defenders Challenge Championship
The 18th Security Forces Squadron members participated in the Defenders Challenge, an event that challenges participants to run through an obstacle course designed to test their physical and mental abilities. The Defenders Challenge reinforces the defender ethos and the competitive nature within security forces participants.
ACE: A leaner, meaner force
Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, executed a training exercise on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Feb. 21, 2020, in cooperation with Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 19th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and MCAS Futenma Marines to sharpen 18th Wing Airmen’s force generation capabilities by training in the Agile Combat Employment concept.
Kadena supports Okinawa Marathon
Team Kadena supported the Okinawa Marathon Feb. 16, 2020, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Every year thousands of people train to run the Okinawa marathon, and Kadena AB has been there to support the athletes each year.
Steps for seeking emergency dental care
The 18th DS provides on-call, after-hours emergency care during non-duty hours and weekends.
U.S., Japan and Australian forces kick off COPE NORTH 2020
More than 100 aircraft will soar over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as U.S. forces, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) collaborates during exercise COPE NORTH, Feb. 12-28.
18th MSG announces plans for new Teen Center
The 18th Mission Support Group has plans for a new Teen Center to address the most common complaint on Kadena Air Base, an overcrowded gym.
Okinawa Teachers Train at Kadena
Okinawa School teachers from across the island converged at Kadena Air Base Jan. 30, ready to take part in what is now known as the English Language Initiative or ELI. The initiative provides English language training for Japanese educators by U.S. partners in support of the April 2020 Japan-wide curriculum roll-out requiring students in fifth and sixth grade to receive English instruction.
The straight scoop on Novel Coronavirus
18th Wing Public Affairs sat down with the 18th Medical Group’s Public Health Flight Commander, Maj. Benjamin Cruz, and asked him what Team Kadena members need to know about Novel Coronavirus. Here’s what he had to say.