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  • Kadena Eagles Fly High

    The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.
  • ISO dock provides Kadena’s air mission

    Maintainers from the 18th Maintenance Group inspect a KC-135 Stratotanker during an isochronal inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 22, 2019. During the inspections, aircraft maintainers look for and repair problems in every system, from nose to tail and wing-tip to wing-tip.
  • Japanese, U.S. Teachers Boost Bilateral Future

    Team Kadena middle school staff shared activity-driven English lessons to Okinawa elementary teachers in support of the Foreign Language Initiative at the Ryukyu Middle School (RMS) May 24, 2019. Dr. Tracy Rice, regional English Language Coordinator, developed the “We Can!” training program in support of the Department of Defense Educational Activities (DoDEA) role in the bilateral agreement, enabling RMS to host training for local Okinawa teachers.
  • Allied Airmen are a Powerful Weapon

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force members watch a load demonstration during the first bilateral weapons load exchange between Kadena Air Base and the JASDF, May 23, 2019. The goal of the training is to accurately and safely load munitions while strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance in order to secure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Team Kadena bids farewell to Col. Richard C. Tanner

    Team Kadena bids farewell to U.S. Air Force Col. Richard C. Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2019.
  • Falcons and Eagles soar over Alaska during Northern Edge 2019

    With participants and assets from the U.S Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy, Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint-training exercise designed to practice operations and enhanced interoperability among the services.
  • 909th ARS takes flight during Northern Edge 2019

    Units participating in Northern Edge have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace.
  • Kadena maintainers support Northern Edge 2019

    More than 25 units and 10,000 personnel with approximately 200 aircraft and five naval ships are participating in NE19.
  • Northern Edge 2019 aircraft arrivals

    Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • JASDF Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Japan commander visit Okinawa

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, 18th Wing commander (left), Japan Air Self -Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshinari Marumo (middle), and Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Air Forces Japan commander, pose for a photo in front of the Kadena Air Base headquarters building, May 21, 2019. While visiting, Cunningham, Marumo and Schneider discussed key topics such as the vital role of both U.S. and Japanese Airmen in ensuring regional security and stability.
  • Kadena celebrates newest master sergeants

    As the technical sergeants promote to the highest tier of the enlisted force, they are charged, trained and equipped to lead junior NCOs and Airmen into capable leaders of tomorrow.
  • 44th FS takes to the skies in Northern Edge 19

    The 44th Fighter Squadron and other units participating in NE19 have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace.
  • Pacific Trends Jams Out for Okinawa residents

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christin Foley, Pacific Trends vocalist, greets students during a rock concert at the Okinawa Shogaku private school, Okinawa, Japan, May 18, 2019. Foley and the Pacific Trends band perform in a multitude of settings from orphanages to high school gymnasiums to world-class concert halls throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
  • How can you use social media to positively influence your life?

    Some of us spend hours on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We scroll through countless pictures, watch endless videos and some involve themselves in questionable commentary. At times, we leave these realms feeling inadequate or hopeless. So, how can we use this technological space to meaningfully educate, motivate and inspire us into action?
  • Airmen come together for Combat Archer exercise

    The 325th Fighter Wing is approaching the conclusion of Combat Archer 19-8 that was conducted in conjunction with the on-going Checkered Flag 19-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6-17, 2019.
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