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  • US, UK, AUS trilateral training

    Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force service members conduct first trilateral training sortie. This sortie was the first in the Pacific region to include U.S., U.K., and Australian service members, demonstrating strong alliances and our resolve to maintain a free, open and

  • 1st SOS conducts Flight of the Flock

    Seven 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducted “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible.

  • Joint training: safe at sea

    31st Rescue Squadron pararescuemen conduct hoist operations aboard the Landing Craft Utility, Fort McHenry, Nov. 10, 2021. This training consisted of a simulated patient needing to be exfiltrated aboard a vessel at sea, testing the aircraft pilot’s and ship captain’s ability to communicate

  • DFAC serves Kadena

    The Marshall dining facility serves Airmen and other service members to keep them fueled to fight.

  • 33rd RQS, Marines, and JSDF participate in RIDEX

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron, Marines, and the Japan Self-Defense Force participated in Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021. This is the first time JSDF invited U.S. forces to participate in RIDEX. This collaboration demonstrates the future of evolving capabilities as a bilateral team to support

  • 623rd ACS, JASDF and USMC defend Pacific together

    Leadership from the 623rd Air Control Squadron, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and the U.S. Marines met in Naha, Japan, Oct. 20, 2021, to discuss ways to operate more efficiently together for the defense of the Indo-Pacific region. The 623rd ACS, Marine Air Control Squadron 4, And JASDF have

  • 18th AES saves in the sky

    Airman from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained life saving skills on a 909th Arial Refueling Squadron KC-135. This training reviewed In-flight emergency procedures, CPR training and more.

  • Kadena's TLAMM-P keeps USINDOPACOM ready

    The 18th Medical Support Squadron set up the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel-Pacific, which acts as the epicenter to deliver medical supplies and equipment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater outside of the Republic of Korea, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2021.

  • CATM hosts heavy weapons training

    Members from the 18th Security Forces Squadron were trained on heavy weapon operations at Camp Hansen, Japan, Sept. 30, 2021. This training was to familiarize Airmen with heavy weapon platforms including the M249 light machine gun, M240B machine gun, and M203 grenade launcher to ensure safe and

  • 33rd RQS conducts hoist training with Marines

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron conducted joint training with the 3rd Marine Reconnaissance battalion at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This joint training allowed both units to increase efficiency for hoist operations in a jungle environment.

  • 67th AMU maintains air superiority

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct pre-flight inspections of an F-15C eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The 67th AMU maintains the F-15C Eagles at Kadena Air Base to ensure they can deliver decisive air power in a moments notice. (U.S. Air Force

  • 18th MDSS pharmacy flight keeps Kadena healthy

    The 18th Medical Support Squadron pharmaceutical flight, provide pharmaceutical care to patients at Kadena Air Base. Whether maintaining an up-to-date flu vaccine or preparing for a temporary duty, the 18th Medical Group has the resources to keep Airmen ready and healthy.

  • 961st AMU maintains eyes in the sky

    Airmen from the 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect an E-3 Sentry aircraft at Kadena Air Base. The 961st AMU maintains computer systems, replaces parts and ensures the E-3 Sentry aircraft is safe for flight.

  • Team Kadena holds beach clean-up

    Members from Team Kadena's Airman Committed to Excellence program team up with the First Sergeants Council to host a beach clean-up at Sunglass beach. Approximately 30 Airmen and their families came together and removed over one hundred pounds of trash from the beach.