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Kadena celebrates newest staff sergeants

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Col. George Vogel, 18th Wing Vice Commander, addresses the crowd as the Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019.

Col. George Vogel, 18th Wing Vice Commander, addresses the crowd as the Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)
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The Kadena Shoguns celebrate their newest staff sergeant selects during a celebration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2019. Across the 18th Wing, 380 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

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