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  • Senate Armed Service Committee staff visits Kadena

    Kristina Belcourt, Senate Armed Service Committee professional staff member, met with 18th Wing leadership, toured numerous squadron facilities and discussed operational efficiency and facility conditions at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2024. The information gathered from Belcourt’s visit will

  • 18 EMS train with JASDF

    U.S. Air Force 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members meet at Kadena Air Base. The two organizations came together during training to share techniques and solutions to the environmental challenges they both face in Okinawa.

  • 18th EMS ensures 961st AACS AWACS is mission ready

    U.S. Air Force maintainers assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspect the left wing in-board flap of an E-3 Sentry assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron during a routine 18th Wing readiness training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Mar. 1, 2022. U.S. Airmen across the globe

  • Kadena maintainers manufacture the future

    Airmen from the 18th Wing and 353rd Special Operations Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, made history by installing the first ever 3-D printed aircraft part onto an MC-130J Commando II, creating an important step towards bringing additive manufacturing to a level of reliability that could make a big