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31 Days in PACAF: Spotlight on Kadena AB

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron fly a training mission over the Pacific Ocean outside of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 25, 2014. The 67th FS has been a part of Kadena's team since March 15, 1971, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron pulls their supplies to load onto a KC-135 Stratotanker where the medical exercise will be held, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron pulls their supplies to load onto a KC-135 Stratotanker where the medical exercise will be held, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristina Stewart, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, grabs supplies to take onto a KC-135 Stratotanker for a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristina Stewart, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, grabs supplies to take onto a KC-135 Stratotanker for a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lowers a stretcher placeholder on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lowers a stretcher placeholder on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lowers a stretcher placeholder on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, lowers a stretcher placeholder on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Heather Flavell, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, straps down an oxygen tank on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Heather Flavell, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, straps down an oxygen tank on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, pretends to be sick during a medical exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Holly Mason, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, pretends to be sick during a medical exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristina Stewart, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, supervises procedures during a medical exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristina Stewart, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, supervises procedures during a medical exercise on a KC-135 Stratotanker, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Erik Waldrip, 18th Aeromedical Evacution Squadron, gives chest compressions during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Erik Waldrip, 18th Aeromedical Evacution Squadron, gives chest compressions during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares an Atlas K Loader to receive a "patient" during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares an Atlas K Loader to receive a "patient" during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares an Atlas K Loader to receive a "patient" during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares an Atlas K Loader to receive a "patient" during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron makes ready to carry a "patient" onto the platform of an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron makes ready to carry a "patient" onto the platform of an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Critical Air Transport Team transfer a "pateint" to an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 25, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Critical Air Transport Team transfer a "pateint" to an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 25, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Critical Air Transport Team transfer a "pateint" to an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 25, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Critical Air Transport Team transfer a "pateint" to an Atlas K Loader during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 25, 2014. The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron maintains a forward presence and supports medical contingencies in the Pacific including the only neonatal air facility in the region. Their area of operations is the largest in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Medical Operations Squadron neonatal intensive care unit runs a scenario during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The neonatal intensive care unit is a part of the 18th Medical Operations Squadron. It is the only NICU in Pacific Air Forces and is the second largest NICU in the Air Force. While the NICU is located in the naval hospital, it is Air Force owned and operated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Medical Operations Squadron neonatal intensive care unit runs a scenario during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The neonatal intensive care unit is a part of the 18th Medical Operations Squadron. It is the only NICU in Pacific Air Forces and is the second largest NICU in the Air Force. While the NICU is located in the naval hospital, it is Air Force owned and operated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 18th Medical Operations Squadron neonatal intensive care unit runs a scenario during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The neonatal intensive care unit is a part of the 18th Medical Operations Squadron. It is the only NICU in Pacific Air Forces and is the second largest NICU in the Air Force. While the NICU is located in the naval hospital, it is Air Force owned and operated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 18th Medical Operations Squadron neonatal intensive care unit runs a scenario during a medical exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The neonatal intensive care unit is a part of the 18th Medical Operations Squadron. It is the only NICU in Pacific Air Forces and is the second largest NICU in the Air Force. While the NICU is located in the naval hospital, it is Air Force owned and operated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 31st Rescue Squadron participate in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 31st Rescue Squadron participate in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

The U.S. Air Force 31st Rescue Squadron releases a sea dye marker to help a searching aircraft spot the "downed pilot" during an exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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The U.S. Air Force 31st Rescue Squadron releases a sea dye marker to help a searching aircraft spot the "downed pilot" during an exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Smithing, 31st Rescue Squadron, pulls a sea dye marker back in the boat during a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Smithing, 31st Rescue Squadron, pulls a sea dye marker back in the boat during a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, throws on a life vest while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, throws on a life vest while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, takes a look down below the ocean while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, takes a look down below the ocean while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, fixes his makeshift GoPro harness while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, fixes his makeshift GoPro harness while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, radios in to the rescue team while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montanaro, 18th Security Forces Squadron, radios in to the rescue team while participating in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists who are experts in medical care and small-unit tactics, providing survivor contact, treatment and extraction during combat rescue operations in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force British Aerospace 125 conducts a sweep during a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force British Aerospace 125 conducts a sweep during a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 31st Rescue Squadron participates in a "downed pilot" exercise, Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug 26, 2014. The 31st RS uses various fixed- and rotary-wing insertion and extraction assets providing combat and humanitarian search, rescue and medical assistance in all environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/Released)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- As part of 31 Days in PACAF, a team of broadcasters and photojournalists travel throughout the Pacific, hoping to better inform the public regarding the everyday stories of Pacific Air Forces life. This team of Air Force public affairs members captures the unique perspectives of Airmen stationed across three continents. The eighth stop documented Airmen located at Kadena Air Base, Japan. More coverage can be found at our Pacific Air Forces Blog or our Pacific Air Forces YouTube channel.