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  • Police Week opening ceremony 2024

    Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement members, paying special tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day

  • Kadena hosts joint active shooter exercise

    The 18th Security Force Squadron, U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and U.S. Navy Seals conducted a joint operation active shooter exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 20, 2023. Exercises like these allow joint forces to increase

  • I spy burning eyes

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct an Oleoresin Capsicum Spray course.The obstacle course consisted of being sprayed, going through a series of various baton strikes against multiple attackers, and then finally disarming an individual and handcuffing them before rinsing off

  • Kadena hosts National Preparedness Month fair

    Members of the Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, the American Red Cross and the 18th Wing participated in a National Preparedness Month fair at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2022. National Preparedness Month is observed every September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for

  • 18th SFS Defenders fight for the top flight

    Airmen from the 18th Security Forces Squadron held the Defender Flight of the Quarter Challenge to see who the best flight was. The challenge consisted of four main stations where they had to provide medical care under fire, efficiently clear rooms, conduct a high-risk traffic stop, and field strip

  • Police Week 2019

    Airman and Marines participated in 2019 Police Week May 13-17, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. National Police Week is a time honoring those who have sworn to protect and defend, as well as, pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the

  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.