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  • USAF, JASDF, CNRJ partnership heats up

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observe joint training with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services and 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. JASDF firefighters witnessed Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities for the first time in two years, as training opportunities
  • DFAC serves Kadena

    The Marshall dining facility serves Airmen and other service members to keep them fueled to fight.
  • USAF, USMC, USN get a cut of Prime BEEF

    The 18th Civil Engineer Group teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps 9th Engineer Support Battalion and the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 for joint service training and exercises in Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) capabilities during their monthly Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 18-22, 2021.
  • 18th MUNS conducts largest TARRP exercise in 18 years

    Senior Airman Scott Soppe, 18th Munitions Squadron operations technician, takes inventory during a Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. TARRP is a theater-specific short-notice munitions airlift capability under the U.S. Air Force’s Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) construct, which
  • 718th CES: Breaking the mold

    The Okinawa region belongs to a subtropical climate with an average annual temperature of 23 C, and a steamy average of 79 percent humidity this past September alone. Locals and tourists alike regularly enjoy what is commonly known as the “Hawaii of Japan”, but suffer the proverbial wet blanket of indoor mold.
  • Kadena Bats fly at dusk

    Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform final end-of-runway checks on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron as a multimedia specialist from the 18th Wing Public Affairs Office performs video documentation prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Trust and teamwork
  • 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.
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