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  • Prepare now: Emergency Management, typhoon season

    Have you ever wondered who keeps Kadena Air Base safe through planning, preparing, responding and recovering from hazards? The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight is tasked to do just that. Here on Kadena, one of the most prominent hazards EM prepares for yearly is typhoons, explained Senior Airman Tristen Kientz, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives craftsman from the 18th CES.
  • Welcome to the Jungle

    U.S. Army Green Berets from 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), invited Team Kadena Airmen to train with them at the U.S. Marine Corps Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mental health providers, leadership partner for deployment resiliency, readiness

    Deployed mental health providers work closely with leadership to help maintain warfighter resiliency and readiness. Service members are away from their usual support systems during deployment, and because the environment and stress puts them in unusual situations, they require innovative and flexible forms of mental health care.
  • 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
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