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  • Hope in the darkest hour

    I recently heard a story of a young man who woke up every day and asked himself what he had to live for. Most would think that was a fairly common question. For this young man however, the difference was the number of reasons he could come up with to live for determined the number of bullets he

  • A message from the PACAF commander

    Fellow Airmen,We face very challenging times as we navigate the effects of a partial government shutdown, which has furloughed many of our civilian Airmen, and the initial impacts of sequestration. The outlook for next several fiscal years will demand the most out of every Airmen, dollar and

  • October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

    The campaign theme for this year's Domestic Abuse Awareness Month is "Breaking Free from Abuse."Each October during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force: to remind ourselves and the base community

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off on Kadena

    Team Kadena,Wherever I go around Kadena, I am struck by the sense of community we share and the many ways Team Kadena members demonstrate their commitment to something larger than themselves. The Combined Federal Campaign, which runs from Sept. 15 through Nov. 15, is an incredibly easy way for you

  • Friendship shines after Okinawa crash

    As readers know, at approximately 4 p.m. on Aug. 5, a U.S. Air Force helicopter, an HH-60G belonging to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, crashed deep inside the Central Training Area in Okinawa Prefecture. Emergency search and rescue personnel from the USAF and U.S. Marine Corps responded immediately to

  • Sequester those electrons, save big bucks

    Have you ever heard the saying, "Every penny counts?" Well, when it comes to our climbing utility costs, every electron counts. The cost of electricity is expensive around the world, but it's especially so here on Okinawa. Since 2003 the cost of energy for Kadena Air Base has risen a whopping 47

  • Independence Day: A Celebration of Freedom

    Team Kadena,Our great nation has enjoyed independence now for 237 years. As we celebrate with our friends and families this weekend, let's not forget those who sacrificed so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. It is because of our brave Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen who

  • Live to ride, ride to live another day

    Some memories are Kodak moments - the kind you want to recall again and again. Others are more sinister, hanging around unwanted, as a reminder of life's darker side. One such ominous memory combines one of my greatest joys and my greatest fear into a valuable life lesson.On a beautiful, warm summer