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  • Better together: Airmen, Marines practice hot pit refueling

    Airmen from the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and Marines from the 3D Marine Logistics Group trained on hot pit refueling together to increase interoperability, equipping the services with the ability to work more efficiently as a team during real-world situations.

  • 67th AMU arm Kadena's Eagles

    Weapons load crew members from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit download munitions from an F-15C Eagle during a mission-focused training exercise.

  • 18th LRS, 909th AMU keep KC-135 mission ready

    18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operators prepare a fuels truck to refuel a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during routine 18th Wing readiness training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2022. The training is designed to evaluate Kadena’s ability to fulfill its

  • 18th MUNS exercise TARRP abilities

    The 18th Munitions Squadron demonstrates Tactical Air-munitions Rapid Response Package capabilities during a routine wing readiness exercise.

  • 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

  • 33rd HMU ensures safe landings during 18th Wing exercise

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron provides combat search and rescue capabilities to aid in exercises and real-world operations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. During the routine exercise, Kadena Airmen are conducting training activities to hone technical skills and enhance the base’s

  • ATC stay ready during routine exercise

    Air traffic controllers with the 18th Operations Support Squadron monitor the airspace and airfield during a two-week wing readiness exercise to ensure a safe and efficient flow of traffic in and out of Kadena, helping America’s airpower reach the farthest corners of the globe.

  • Readiness training kicks off at Kadena

    Kadena participates in a variety of routine training exercises throughout the year to maintain a consistent high standard of readiness and expertise.

  • Kadena's kids roll up their sleeves to fight COVID

    As part of the 18th Wing's campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19, pediatric doses are available to children on Kadena. The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others from the virus, as widespread vaccination is a vital part of

  • Influencing smarter choices: Kadena educates on impaired driving

    As a part of a proactive effort to raise awareness and prevent impaired driving, shoppers outside the Base Exchange had the chance to attempt completing a sobriety test while wearing vision impairment goggles to experience what their performance could be at varying levels of blood alcohol

  • 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.