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  • Team Kadena strengthens ties to SWADF through fam flight

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th Wing commander, meets with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Masahito Yajima, Southwestern Air Defense Force commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2022. Yajima’s visit to Kadena highlighted the 18th Wing's

  • Off-duty USAF IDMT to the rescue

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- An independent duty medical technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, recently employed her life-saving knowledge to aide a Japanese man on a train after he passed out due to what may have been a case of hypoglycemia at the Yukohashi train station in Fukuoka, Japan,

  • 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

  • AMUs compete for the Load Crew of the Year

    The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducts the annual weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2020. Weapons load crew competitions are held each quarter and annually in order to boost morale and highlight superior performers among the load crew teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by