U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel L. Carey, 18th Wing commander, greets members who return from a deployment to U.S. Central Command Oct. 6, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. While deployed to the CENTCOM area of operations, Airmen conducted more than 1,000 sorties and 5,300 combat hours, which drove 13 phase inspections in six months. They’ll share the skills they learned in combat with Team Kadena, joint partners and allies to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)