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  • EOD hosts IED training

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight conducted a training event to hone their skills in responding to wartime Improvised Explosive Devices at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 26-27, 2021. The exercise simulated a deployed jungle environment, with an emphasis on conducting IED response operations.
  • Misawa, Kadena Airmen train at Draughon Range

    Airmen assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron and the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted close air support training at Draughon Range, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 15-17.
  • Airmen come together for Combat Archer exercise

    The 325th Fighter Wing is approaching the conclusion of Combat Archer 19-8 that was conducted in conjunction with the on-going Checkered Flag 19-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6-17, 2019.
  • Fire Fighters Train to Save the Day

    A P-23 aircraft rescue and firefighting crash truck sprays water on a training aircraft during a training exercise, Apr. 3, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The P-23 Crash Truck is a larger version of the P-19 ARFF truck and has a larger fire suppression agent capacity. It is primarily assigned at transport, bomber, depot and cargo aircraft bases.
  • Keystone of Innovation

    Since its inception years ago, virtual reality has provided ways to relax, have fun, and is a great way to learn or train in a controlled environment. Now, the 18th Maintenance Group has a new VR training matrix and is currently developing and reinforcing job tasks for maintainers across three separate airframes.
  • Always Prepare

    Okinawan and military first responders hosted a bilateral natural disaster exercise at Kadena Air Base Feb. 28, 2018, to test and improve evacuation procedures between members of Team Kadena and the local community.
  • Anywhere, Anytime

    Forward area refueling point team members from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron load 100-foot fuel hoses into a cart Aug. 17, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. FARP enables the Air Force to perform a wide-range of missions across multiple domains and brings the most advanced technologies and capabilities of the U.S. military to the region by
  • Training to fight day or night

    A U.S. Air Force civil engineer Airman operates heavy machinery to perform airfield damage repairs during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron is capable of quickly repairing a damaged runway to ensure aircraft are able to take off and land safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Last to let you down

    Aircrew flight equipment Airmen from the 31st Rescue Squadron ensured their charges had a safe landing during their water landing training scenario off the coast of Okinawa.
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