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  • 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.

  • 18th CES hosts fire muster challenge

    Airman 1st Class Aaron Smith, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, flips a tire at the fire muster challenge during National Fire Prevention Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2022. Fire Prevention Week is held annually to raise awareness on fire prevention measures and emergency

  • Kadena Fire Station 1 hosts fire prevention week open house

    Firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted an open house event at Fire Station 1 during Fire Prevention Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 1, 2022. Fire prevention week is observed annually to raise awareness about fire safety.

  • 31st RQS sharpens search and rescue capabilities

    A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 31st Rescue Squadron exits a combat rubber raiding craft during a search and rescue training in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 13, 2022. These training exercises are designed to posture RQS’s to respond quickly and effectively to a wide range of possible

  • Exercise Southern Beach strengthens bilateral partnerships

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Barker, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers fuel to a 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle during Exercise Southern Beach, over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2022. Bilateral training builds trusting relationships among foreign and domestic forces and

  • 44th FS summer surge

    An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron lands after a training sortie in support of surge operations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2022. During the surge, the 44th FS flew up to 40 sorties a day, honing air-to-air tactics and advanced combat maneuvers, and strengthening the

  • Eagle soars for 50th year

    Created during a time of much needed skill and innovation, the F-15 Eagle remains undefeated in combat with over 100 air-to-air victories and zero air-to-air losses. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Eagle’s first flight.

  • 909th ARS fuels Eagles

    The 909th Refueling Squadron recently refueled F-15 Eagles assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean. Aircrews routinely fly training missions to enhance U.S. operational readiness to defend Japan and ensure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific.

  • Kadena Airman receives recognition for lifesaving act

    After rescuing a local man from a truck on fire earlier this year, Staff Sgt. Garrett Bodie, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron support NCO in charge, received a certificate of appreciation for his heroic actions from the Nirai Fire Department yesterday, alongside two others who also stopped to help.

  • LEAP to FAO Spotlight: Maj. Logan Barlow

    “Being a FAO, I utilize my LREC skillset along with operational relevance to engage with our bilateral partners regularly; but you don’t have to be a FAO to do that. Being good at your tactical skill set, and having LREC skills, empowers Airmen to be more lethal as a force. To remain tactically

  • Pilot brothers reunite in the Pacific

    After following in their father's footsteps by commissioning as pilots in the U.S. Air Force, two brothers find the physical distance between them growing as their piloting careers take off, until a training exercise landed them together again. Brothers U.S. Air Force Capt. Tyler Guss, 128th