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  • 18th OMRS boosts Kadena's health, immunity

    In an effort to keep the 18th Wing and the local community safe, technicians at the Immunization Clinic provided both series and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to active-duty military members and local contractors.

  • From swab to call: COVID-19 testing

    The 18th Medical Group conducts COVID-19 testing for personnel who are traveling, leaving Restriction of Movement orders, showing COVID-19 symptoms and close contacts. The 18th MDG moved all COVID-19 testing to Stearley Heights Elementary Jan. 18, 2022.

  • Aerospace propulsion flight keep the engines running

    The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion flight repairs and rebuilds aircraft engines, ensuring Kadena can deliver unmatched combat airpower in support of the U.S. interests, the defense of Japan, and peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific.

  • 18th Wing season's greetings

    Hosted by the 18th Force Support Squadron, Season’s Greetings holiday card unit contest participants decorated a 6-by-4 foot sheet of plywood to be evaluated by a panel of judges. The winners of the contest will be announced during the 18th FSS' Tinsel Town event on Dec. 4, 2021.

  • Weapons load crews stay armed and ready

    The quarterly weapons load competition pits the 67th AMU, “Fighting Cocks” against the 44th AMU “Vampire Bats” in a friendly competition of skill. These events sharpen the skills of the Airmen competing, allowing Kadena to deliver unmatched combat airpower to promote peace and stability in the

  • Multi-capable Airmen integration with JASDF

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Sunao Matsumoto, right, 9th Air Wing base supply commander, and other JASDF members tour the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility processing building at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 10, 2021. Sharing practices and training tools strengthens relations

  • Bob Hope Elementary opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

    Members of the Kadena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard stand ready to begin the ribbon cutting ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2021. The honor guard presented the colors for the playing of the National Anthems of Japan and the United States, which officially

  • Kadena post office unloads the sleigh

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Kadena post office is working hard to ensure everyone receives holiday mail in a timely manner. “We are processing about 4,500 parcels a day compared to the standard 2,000 parcels due to the holidays,” explained Senior Master Sgt. Gabrielle Sablan,

  • PACAF Leadership visits the 18th Wing

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3 - 4, 2021.

  • 18th Wing completes super surge

    The 67th and 44th Fighter Squadrons and their respective aircraft maintenance units put their sortie generation skills to the test during a four-day super surge at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 18-21, 2021. 

  • NDI energizes Kadena

    Nondestructive inspection specialists ensure aircraft safety and readiness by using magnetic particles, fluorescent penetrants and eddy currents to detect cracks in aircraft parts that may be invisible to the naked eye. A magnetic particle inspection is a nondestructive method used to reveal surface

  • 909th ARS supports A-10 Thunderbolts during CSART

    U.S. Air Force Capts. Kemper Peterson, left, and Crosby Shaver, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, conduct pre-flight checks at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 14, 2021. The 909th ARS is the premiere force for aerial refueling operations in the Indo-Pacific theater, supporting