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  • MOPP sortie generation during ATSO training

    Airman 1st Class Samuel Graeser, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, decontaminates an F-15C Eagle during an ability to survive and operate training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2021. The decontamination process is used in the event an aircraft has been exposed to a chemical

  • 353rd SOAMXS Airmen swap MC-130J engine, maintain readiness

    Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform engine maintenance on an MC-130J Commando II Aug. 6, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 353rd SOAMXS maintainers work around the clock to ensure aircraft are ready to provide combat ready, responsive, specialized

  • B-1s refueled by 909th Air Refueling Squadron

    A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron prepares to refuel a B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., over the Pacific as part of a bilateral U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRACTCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission July

  • 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

    Members of the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct an oil inspection on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base. The technicians collect samples to ensure the oil is clean and free of metal shavings and sediment. Airmen of Team Kadena rise to the challenge every day to ensure we are mission ready in

  • Weather Airmen keep eagle eyes on skies

    Weather Airmen must maintain accurate weather readings even during adverse conditions. They monitor wind speed, visibility, weather conditions and cloud levels for pilot and base safety.

  • Kadena Airmen tryout for the Defenders Challenge Championship

    The 18th Security Forces Squadron members participated in the Defenders Challenge, an event that challenges participants to run through an obstacle course designed to test their physical and mental abilities. The Defenders Challenge reinforces the defender ethos and the competitive nature within

  • Japanese, U.S. Teachers Boost Bilateral Future

    Team Kadena middle school staff shared activity-driven English lessons to Okinawa elementary teachers in support of the Foreign Language Initiative at the Ryukyu Middle School (RMS) May 24, 2019.Dr. Tracy Rice, regional English Language Coordinator, developed the “We Can!” training program in

  • JASDF Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Japan commander visit Okinawa

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, 18th Wing commander (left), Japan Air Self -Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshinari Marumo (middle), and Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Air Forces Japan commander, pose for a photo in front of the Kadena Air Base headquarters building, May 21, 2019.

  • Kadena celebrates newest master sergeants

    As the technical sergeants promote to the highest tier of the enlisted force, they are charged, trained and equipped to lead junior NCOs and Airmen into capable leaders of tomorrow.

  • How can you use social media to positively influence your life?

    Some of us spend hours on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We scroll through countless pictures, watch endless videos and some involve themselves in questionable commentary. At times, we leave these realms feeling inadequate or hopeless. So, how can we use this technological space to meaningfully