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  • Kadena's kids roll up their sleeves to fight COVID

    As part of the 18th Wing's campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19, pediatric doses are available to children on Kadena. The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others from the virus, as widespread vaccination is a vital part of

  • CSAF and CMSAF conduct virtual all-call with U.S. Airmen in Japan

    Airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan recently got the opportunity to engage with senior leaders and joined their peers from other Air Force units across U.S. Forces Japan, during a virtual all-call hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ. Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

  • 733rd AMS Airman saves local man from truck fire

    As he walked alongside his wife down familiar Yomitan streets to buy groceries, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garrett Bodie, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron support NCO in charge, noticed something was wrong. Bodie had noticed sparks beginning to catch fire in the undercarriage of a truck driving by, plumes

  • Exercise Noble Fusion 2022

    U.S. Airmen from the 44th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 909th Air Refueling Squadron supported Exercise Noble Fusion at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 4, 2022. Noble Fusion demonstrates that Navy and Marine Corps forward-deployed stand-in naval expeditionary forces can rapidly

  • Influencing smarter choices: Kadena educates on impaired driving

    As a part of a proactive effort to raise awareness and prevent impaired driving, shoppers outside the Base Exchange had the chance to attempt completing a sobriety test while wearing vision impairment goggles to experience what their performance could be at varying levels of blood alcohol

  • U.S Forces Conduct Joint Airborne Readiness Training

    U.S. Forces conducted joint airborne readiness training by the name of Operation Gryphon Jet. This operation allows for better efficiency and joint training between multiple units. Backside support and airlift requirements for multiple units can be burdensome, so combining these efforts creates a

  • F-15s kick off Cope North 2022

    Throughout Cope North 22, F-15 pilots will utilize Agile Combat Employment, an operating concept that is the Pacific Air Force’s model to project combat power via a network of distributed operating locations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

  • 18th OMRS boosts Kadena's health, immunity

    In an effort to keep the 18th Wing and the local community safe, technicians at the Immunization Clinic provided both series and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to active-duty military members and local contractors.

  • 909th ARS refuels fighters in the PACIFIC WEASEL exercise

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron supported Exercise PACIFIC WEASEL over the Pacific Ocean Jan. 21, 2022. The goal of PAC WEASEL is to enhance the defensive capabilities of U.S. Forces Japan and Japanese allies. The 909th ARS refueled fighter jets, supporting the U.S.’s commitment to defending a free

  • 67th FS, 67th AMU prepares F-15s for Southern Beach

    A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes flight during Exercise Southern Beach at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2022. This exercise helps strengthen relationships between domestic and foreign forces, ensuring an effective and lethal response to future high-end missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • From swab to call: COVID-19 testing

    The 18th Medical Group conducts COVID-19 testing for personnel who are traveling, leaving Restriction of Movement orders, showing COVID-19 symptoms and close contacts. The 18th MDG moved all COVID-19 testing to Stearley Heights Elementary Jan. 18, 2022.