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  • CE keeps water systems secured

    Throughout the month of July, the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron is hosting the Mobile Backflow Prevention Devices Testing Course for CE Airmen. Participants throughout Pacific Air Forces are visiting Kadena to be trained and certified in backflow prevention device maintenance.

  • MCA to MRA- redefining readiness

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – When you hear the phrase “Multi-capable Airmen” what do you think? You might think “do more with less,” and I can’t blame you for that. Needing to deal with the normal tasks of your primary duty, then being asked to perform more tasks outside of it can sound unnecessarily

  • 18th MSG change of command

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, 18th Wing commander, presided over the change of command ceremony where Col. Laura Ramos, outgoing 18th MSG commander, relinquished command to Col. Robinson Mata, incoming 18th MSG commander.

  • 961st trains JASDF on new airframe system

    The 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron trained alongside their counterparts, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force 602nd AACS, on their new airframe systems as part of bilateral integration training, June 24-26.

  • 18th CEG Change of Command

    We bid farewell to Col. Justin Morrison and welcome our new 18th Civil Engineering Group commander, Col. Paul Frantz. The 18th CEG is the largest civil engineering unit in the entire U.S. Air Force and supports a population of 35,000 from six major commands, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Space

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Defender Cadets train with virtual reality system

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Den’e Hernandez, 18th Security Forces standards evaluator, demonstrates the use of de-escalation tactics of an armed person during a simulated scenario of the Street Smarts Virtual Reality system at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 8, 2024. The SSVR system is meant to fully

  • Freedom rings at Freedom Festival 2024

    Community members of the 18th Wing celebrated Freedom Festival 2024 at Kaden Air Base, Japan, July 3, 2024. The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted the event to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day and to honor the sacrifices of service members who've ensured the security and prosperity of the United

  • Kadena firefighters train on search and rescue operations

    U.S. Air Force 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters suppress the flames of aircraft fueling rig training station at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 26, 2024. The Department of the Air Force Fire and Emergency Services are required to perform multiple live fire training events a year. (U.S. Air

  • 18th Medical Group receive new leader

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, 18th Wing commander, presided over the change of command ceremony where Col. John McFarlane, outgoing 18th MDG commander, relinquished command to Col. Lisa Guzman, incoming 18th MDG commander.

  • Yellow Jackets dominate Pacific skies

    U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) fly in formation over the Pacific Ocean, June 24, 2024. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S.

  • 18th Operations Group change of command

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, 18th Wing commander, presided over the change of command ceremony where Col. Henry Schantz, outgoing 18th OG commander, relinquished command to Col. David Deptula, incoming 18th OG commander. 

  • 18th CES gets the job done

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted an emergency ground repair project at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2024. The 18th CES mission includes daily maintenance and installation natural disaster recoveries, all while training and operating with joint and bilateral partners.

  • Kadena holds Exercise Shogun Shootout

    During Exercise Shogun Shootout, Kadena Airmen and 1-1 ADA Soldiers formed teams and competed against each other to sharpen skills necessary to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific, May 29 - 31, 2024. Teams went head-to-head hot pit refueling, in-air refueling and completing mass casualty exercises