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  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • F-35B Lightning II refuels with KC-135 Stratotanker

    KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base, Japan, refuels Marine aircraft during training exercise.
  • 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 17, 2020. The Unites States security presence, along with our allies and partners, underpins the peace and stability that has enabled the Indo-Pacific region to develop and prosper for more than seven decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)
  • 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 support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
  • 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 security forces participants.
  • Initial certification training gains Airmen capabilities

    Initial certification training gains Airmen capabilities
  • Taking Initiative: These Airmen take a stand against drunken driving

    Airmen from across Kadena are taking initiative and preventing alcohol-related incidents across Okinawa's military community.
  • 18th EMS Airmen take care of Kadena Aircraft's tires

    Aircraft tires must be periodically replaced so the wheel and tire shop takes those wheels, inspects and washes them so they can be reused.
  • 18th EMS works phase inspection

    Crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring every part of the jet is in safe, working order.
  • 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 support of the Department of Defense Educational Activities (DoDEA) role in the bilateral agreement, enabling RMS to host training for local Okinawa teachers.
  • Allied Airmen are a Powerful Weapon

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force members watch a load demonstration during the first bilateral weapons load exchange between Kadena Air Base and the JASDF, May 23, 2019. The goal of the training is to accurately and safely load munitions while strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance in order to secure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Team Kadena bids farewell to Col. Richard C. Tanner

    Team Kadena bids farewell to U.S. Air Force Col. Richard C. Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2019.
  • Falcons and Eagles soar over Alaska during Northern Edge 2019

    With participants and assets from the U.S Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy, Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint-training exercise designed to practice operations and enhanced interoperability among the services.
  • 909th ARS takes flight during Northern Edge 2019

    Units participating in Northern Edge have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace.
  • 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. While visiting, Cunningham, Marumo and Schneider discussed key topics such as the vital role of both U.S. and Japanese Airmen in ensuring regional security and stability.
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