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  • Eagle soars for 50th year

    Created during a time of much needed skill and innovation, the F-15 Eagle remains undefeated in combat with over 100 air-to-air victories and zero air-to-air losses. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Eagle’s first flight.

  • 44th AMU maintains the fight

    Airman from the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct recovery procedures for an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 6, 2022.

  • 67th AMU arm Kadena's Eagles

    Weapons load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit download munitions from an F-15C Eagle during a mission-focused training exercise.

  • Boom operator training: Refueling experts

    Extensive training is required to safely transfer thousands of gallons of fuel to another aircraft in the air, and the 909th Air Refueling Squadron's boom operators play a vital role in providing aerial refueling so Kadena Air Base can deliver airpower any time, any place.

  • 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

  • 18 EMS conducts inspections

    The 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conducts inspections for the weapons systems on the F-15C Eagle. The inspections includes equipment maintenance for racks, launchers, guns, pylons, and adapters.

  • 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