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  • Air Force leaders focus on ACE during Kadena visit

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, to observe Team Kadena’s unique capabilities and ongoing efforts to re-optimize for great power competition.

  • Cope North 24: Spoke location spoken words

    As Cope North 24 continues, multinational participants are operating out of dispersed locations in the Indo-Pacific to improve capability and capacity for agile combat employment operations. Despite the geographic separation, Allies and partners are collaborating and integrating to create and

  • Eagles swap to maintain dynamic fighter presence at Kadena

    F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 2, 2023, to ensure continuous fighter presence through the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles to the United States.

  • 11th Air Force command chief visits Kadena

    During his visit, Berg touched base with members of the 354th FW who are currently deployed at Kadena and he toured facilities including the Armed Services Blood Bank Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan.

  • Connected Battlespace modernizes the fight in the Indo-Pacific

    History is being made during exercise Northern Edge 23-2 as the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, working with the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center, sent their modified KC-135 Stratotanker to Kadena Air Base, Japan, for use in the Western Pacific.

  • Happy Trajectory

    Every Airman has an individual story that brings a new perspective to the fight. Master Sgt. Kristian Johnsen’s story is one example of what it takes to create a more diverse force.

  • Long range bombers showcase air superiority over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023. The United States’ steadfast commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region remains unchanged. (U.S.

  • Raptors refuel over South China Sea

    An F-22A Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive aerial refueling over the South China Sea, March 14, 2023, in support of a bilateral training mission with the Philippine Air Force. Bilateral training and cooperation with our Philippine Air Force

  • Fifth gen fighters debut in the Philippines during bilateral integration

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptors from the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska, with support from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, traveled to Clark Air Base, Philippines, to integrate and train

  • PAF 15th Strike Wing Deputy Commander visits Kadena

    Philippine Air Force Col. Joel Inacay, left, 15th Strike Wing deputy commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean Purnell, 33rd Maintenance Unit HH-60 journeyman, during a tour of Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 7, 2023. Inacay used this tour as an opportunity to highlight and

  • Airpower Assembled: Kadena Airmen launch the fleet

    U.S. Air Force aircraft line up on the runway during a capabilities demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 22, 2022. Kadena’s ability to rapidly generate U.S. airpower is a vital function of its mission to ensure the stability and security of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • LEAP to FAO Spotlight: Maj. Logan Barlow

    “Being a FAO, I utilize my LREC skillset along with operational relevance to engage with our bilateral partners regularly; but you don’t have to be a FAO to do that. Being good at your tactical skill set, and having LREC skills, empowers Airmen to be more lethal as a force. To remain tactically

  • PACAF Leadership visits the 18th Wing

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3 - 4, 2021.

  • 18th CES barrier maintenance keeps aircraft safe

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron performed barrier maintenance on the flightline. Aircraft rely on arresting cables for assisted braking in the event of braking failure. Aircraft arresting cables rely on rubber donuts to elevate the cable a few inches off the flightline, allowing aircraft to hook it