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  • My reason for becoming a SAPR victim advocate

    This is my story about being an active bystander against sexual assault. My story begins in the winter of 2007 while I was studying abroad in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I was 21 years old and traveling with 15 other students from my university. For most of us, this was our first experience

  • Kadena reviews latest barrel test results

    Men and Women of the Kadena Air Base Community,Earlier this year, I published a statement to our community in reference to the discovery of unexplained barrels under Okinawa City's soccer field between the Okinawa Expressway and Prefectural Highway 23. At that time, I told you the discovery of the

  • Suicide prevention: everyone's responsibility

    Suicide prevention is the responsibility of the entire Air Force community. Each Airman within our bigger community is responsible as a leader and a wingman when it comes to fostering a culture that encourages seeking help and using healthy coping skills. Suicides can be prevented; however, suicide

  • The Battle of Midway remembered

    With the recent revival of Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia" plan, we would be remiss if we did not take time to remember the anniversary of one of the most important naval battles of World War II.The Battle of Midway took place June 4-7, 1942, six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and

  • MICT explained ... again

    I have often said that MICT (Management Internal Control Toolkit) is the nervous system of the Air Force Inspection System. Yet, I am getting feedback that it is also the most misunderstood component of the inspection system. Clearly, it is the area in which we lag in the most when it comes to fully

  • COMPACAF sends Memorial Day message

    Fellow Airmen,Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer where traditionally Americans across our great Nation gather as families, attend parades and generally experience an event-filled, yet relaxing extended weekend. I sincerely hope you will also take time to relax with your

  • Is your personal trainer official?

    Personal trainers are of growing interest at the Risner Fitness and Sports Complex, and often, we are asked what it takes to be one working in our facility. According to Air Force Instruction 34-266, Air Force Fitness and Sports Program, a personal trainer must meet the following qualifications:

  • Season's greetings from 18th Wing commander

    Team Kadena,From my family to yours, Happy Holidays and a very happy New Year!Thank you for all the hard work and continuous sacrifices you make to support our mission here in the Asia Pacific. Your professionalism and dedication in support of Operation Damayan helped the Filipino government provide

  • Remember the Value of Your Service

    To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to our veterans from all services, please accept my very sincere "thank you." You have answered our Nation's call, and I'm humbled by your service. This Monday marks the 95th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which brought an end to World War