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  • 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 barrels was being thoroughly investigated by our
  • 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 prevention as a whole can be a difficult task
  • 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 involved an outnumbered U.S. Pacific fleet taking
  • 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 implementing the inspection system. For these
  • 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 families, loved ones and friends. As you enjoy
  • Pacific Air Forces commander sends best wishes for happy holidays, joyous New Year

    Fellow Airmen,As 2013 draws to a close and we take time to celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all of you, the men and women of Pacific Air Forces. This past year, we faced a myriad of obstacles together ... from national security challenges to natural disasters, all while operating
  • 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: Possess a current United States nationally
  • 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 relief supplies, transport relief workers and
  • 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 I. That was the first year we commemorated what
  • Air Force holding sexual assault offenders accountable; Sexual Assault convictions now posted online

    As of two months ago, Airmen who commit a sexual assault will have administrative discharge proceedings initiated against them and may be retained only if they meet a cumulative multi-part test. For Kadena Airmen, only I, as the wing commander, can waive this requirement and only after concluding that the Airman meets the multi-part retention
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