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  • 909th ARS keep Hogs flying

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueled U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, over the Pacific Ocean, April 17, 2024. Refueling missions extend the breadth of U.S. aerial capabilities throughout the Indo-Pacific, demonstrating

  • Air Force leaders focus on ACE during Kadena visit

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, to observe Team Kadena’s unique capabilities and ongoing efforts to re-optimize for great power competition.

  • 18th MDG hosts doctor day for Okinawan students

    The 18th Medical Group hosted a Doctor Day event for local Okinawan students at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 18, 2024. The event showcased what Air Force medical professionals do on a day to day basis to keep Airmen healthy.

  • 909th ARS celebrates international women’s day

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron celebrated international women’s day by hosting an all women’s flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 8, 2024. Every March, the Department of Defense recognizes Women’s History Month to honor the achievements of military and civilian women serving their country.

  • Kadena hosts bilateral basketball camp

    The 18th Wing hosted a bilateral youth basketball camp at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2024. Chatan Town and Kadena AB students participated in the bilateral basketball camp to develop skills and build bonds between both communities.

  • 1st Special Operations Squadron honors STRAY 59

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron pay their respects at the crash site of STRAY 59 during a memorial flight over the coast of the Philippines, Feb. 26, 2024. The flight honored those who were lost when a 1st SOS MC-130E Combat Talon I, call sign STRAY 59, crashed

  • 909th ARS refuels Navy P-8 Poseidon

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducts aerial refueling with a U.S.Navy P-8 Poseidon over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 1, 2024. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Force's lead force for air refueling joint and Allied aircraft during all contingencies.

  • Kadena hosts MLK Speech Competition

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Winsome Culley, Force Support Squadron Career Assistance Advisor, informs the judges on the rules of the Kadena Air Base Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Competition and how the scoring and time system will work at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2024. Martin

  • Kadena weapon loaders face off

    The 18th Wing recently hosted the Weapons Load Crew of the 3rd Quarter Competition. The competition consisted of three crews, including rotational forces, competing head-to-head to load the F-15C and an F-35A.

  • Fightin' Fujins soar to Kadena

    F-35A Lightning II’s from the 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 20, 2023, joining the 356th Fighter Squadron from Eielson AFB, Alaska, in providing forward-deployed fifth-generation fighter capabilities to assure allies and deter threats to

  • Kadena AMS host JASDF exchange

    U.S. Air Force 733rd Air Mobility Squadron and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members meet at Kadena Air Base. The two organizations came together to exchange practices and ideas between the two different groups.

  • 18th MXG fuels training leaves no man behind

    353rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron fuel systems craftsman conduct a fuel systems confined space extraction. Confined space exercises are required because maintainers working on the fuel cell interiors may become stuck or pass out and need extraction.

  • Opening the Dome on the AWACS

    U.S. Air Force 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron preform routine maintenance of an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron during routine maintenance

  • 18 EMS train with JASDF

    U.S. Air Force 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members meet at Kadena Air Base. The two organizations came together during training to share techniques and solutions to the environmental challenges they both face in Okinawa.

  • Kadena hosts 18th Wing Commander Conference

    During the two day conference, leadership discussed on how to increase collaboration across the wing as well as meeting with military spouses and discussing key quality of life factors at Kadena.