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18 SFS train to always be ready
Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron conducted an active shooter exercise here June 25th. The 18th SFS patrolmen constantly refine how they accomplish their mission. Part of that improvement process is their ability to work alongside a large variety of other agencies that can become involved in incidents that require a security forces response.
Keeping it cool
While Kadena residents are familiar with high temperatures, there are those who are hard at work to make it bearable. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning shop installs, maintains and repairs the climate-controlling equipment for every building on Kadena Air Base.
Aiming high at over 200 miles per hour
On the surface, it may be hard to see how the Air Force and auto racing are similar. Upon closer inspection, however, the themes of teamwork, perseverance and excellence ring true in both worlds. For driver Conor Daly, support from his team – and support from the Air Force – may have helped fuel the most gratifying race of his young career.
Excellence in all we do – including saving money
The Kadena Airman & Family Readiness Center was awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award in May for their efforts in assisting service members and their families in financial management, especially during the Military Saves Week 2018.
AETC Leadership visits Kadena AB
First sergeants from Team Kadena pose for a photo with Air Education and Training Command leaders June 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The visit highlighted new innovations and ideas being brought forth for future Airmen and their training timeline from basic to their first duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
Different place, same mission
Over 20 students from the Australian Defense Force Centre for Strategic and Defense Studies, representing six countries, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 16, 2018.
Unity in diversity
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific includes all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
F-22 Raptors return to Kadena Air Base
F-22A Raptors, aircrew and support personnel assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, deployed to Kadena Air Base (AB), Japan under U.S. Pacific Command's theater security package(TSP) program May 29, 2018.
Team Kadena honors fallen at Memorial Day Ceremony
A Kadena Air Base honor guardsman stands next to a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony May 25, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of Team Kadena gathered to remember and honor U.S. service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)
Vendor fair: promoting businesses, building relationships
After four months of planning and organization, Kadena Air Base welcomed representatives for 22 local businesses into the Schilling Center, May 18, 2018, for a vendor’s fair open to the entirety of the base. The vendor showcase provides an opportunity for Department of Defense personnel on the island of Okinawa to meet local vendors and learn more about the small businesses within the community while allowing community relations to be strengthened.
After two years of construction and the demolition of the previous club, the new and modernized Rocker Enlisted Club opened its doors to the public May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Picking up STEAM
The new Kadena Elementary School opened Feb. 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
PACAF commander visits Kadena AB
Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, met with squadron, group and wing leadership to listen to suggestions and discuss the Squadron Revitalization Program at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 10, 2018.
Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
Presidential paper planes
Members of the 18th Wing Judge Advocate met with students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate and Stearley Heights Elementary Schools to celebrate “Law Day” May 3 and 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.