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  • U.S., Japan conduct aerial integration exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Dominic Fontenot, 909th Air Refueling Squadron avionics journeyman and Colby Mall, 909th ARS aerospace propulsion journeyman, sit under a KC-135 Stratotanker before a refueling mission at Kadena Air Base, August 30, 2023. The 909th ARS flew in support of a bilateral

  • Lightning Strikes at Kadena

    Service members from the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, discussed operations, performed pre-flight preparations and departed Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 11, 2023. By operating out of

  • USAF, JASDF work for peace in Pacific

    U.S. Air Force Capt. James Bradford, 909th Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, performs pre-flight checks in a KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2023. Kadena’s aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and allied nation

  • Pacific Airmen, Soldiers, Marines conduct joint CBRN training

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kali Carter, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear element team member, shows U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps CBRN specialists equipment used by the 18th CES CBRN team at Camp Kinser, Japan, May 17, 2023. Prior to the training

  • 480th EFS completes Pacific deployment

    Airman 1st Class Rachel Reuber, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, 2023. The Fighting Falcon is renowned for its fly-by-wire system and exceptionally flexible design, enabling it to excel

  • Strike Eagles join Lightning II’s at Keystone of the Pacific

    F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 8, 2023, to ensure continuous fighter presence through the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles to the United States.

  • 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.

  • 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