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  • 5 AF/CCC shares the love with Kadena on Valentine's Day

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Aiello, 5th Air Force command chief, visits Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 15, 2023. This visit facilitated conversations with Airmen across the base about Kadena-specific limiting factors, the posture of the base, and the importance of the allies and

  • Kadena food pantry opens doors to military families

    The Kadena food pantry held a ribbon cutting ceremony signifying their grand opening to serve the local military community at Kadena Air Base, Feb. 8, 2023. Until now, no military affiliated food pantries were available on Okinawa. More than 25 percent of armed forces members reported experiencing

  • AF director of logistics visits Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Linda Hurry, director of logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics, engineering and force protection, visited Kadena Air Base, Jan. 28-31, 2023. During the visit, Hurry gained further insight on Kadena’s role in Pacific Air Forces logistical capabilities in securing a

  • U.S. and Japanese Forces team up for Southern Beach

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Airmen and Sailors from Kadena Air Base, Japan teamed up in the skies near Okinawa with Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel during the latest iteration of the bilateral Southern Beach exercise on 19 January, 2023.

  • 909th ARS refuel B-1B Lancers over Pacific

    Aircrew assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, refueled U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 10, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly

  • USAF, JASDF F-15 Eagles secure Pacific

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron completed a KC-135 Stratotanker mission refueling U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles over the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 14, 2022. U.S. and Japanese Airmen routinely train together to enhance bilateral

  • Kadena AB concludes readiness exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing recently concluded a routine operational readiness exercise designed to sharpen skills needed to ensure security and stability of the lndo-Pacific in any contested environment. The week-long exercise extensively tested the wing’s ability to rapidly respond to a

  • 909th ARS keeps Raptors in fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific.

  • 909th ARS refuels the Eagles

    A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over South Korea, Nov. 4, 2022. The Eagle's air superiority was achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. (U.S.

  • 909th ARS supports Hornets in the air

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a joint training exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 24, 2022. Interoperability among U.S. military branches is vital to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the

  • FARP tryouts test Airmen resolve

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lucas Berg, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels training and support supervisor, holds a 100 pound hose bundle overhead during tryouts for the Forward Area Refueling Point team at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2022. The Airmen were tasked with conducting a timed FARP

  • 909th ARS keeps bombers airborne

    A U.S. Air Force 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker for aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 27, 2022. Aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and Allied nation aircraft are

  • 18th Wing, 22nd ARW expand ACE capabilities

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, aboard a KC-46A Pegasus visited Kadena Air Base to enhance Agile Combat Employment capabilities from Oct. 11-15, 2022.