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  • 320th STS monster mash enhances readiness and resilience

    U.S. Air Force special tactics Airmen with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron pull an MC-130J Commando II 150 meters across the parking apron during Monster Mash, an operational readiness and resilience training, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2023. The Airmen were presented with multiple tasks

  • 909th ARS refuels KFT

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Korea Flight Training Apr. 21, 2023. KFT is a regularly scheduled training event designed to enhance the combat readiness of U.S.

  • America Fest 2023 returns to Kadena

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base opened its doors to the Okinawan community for the first America Fest in nearly a decade, April 22-23, 2023.

  • Suicide survivor shares story of resilience with Airmen

    Kevin Hines, a motivational speaker and suicide attempt survivor, talks with Airmen and civilians at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 19, 2023. Hines explained that everyone has struggles and encouraged Airmen to leverage their support groups and outlets to find help. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman

  • Strike Eagles join Lightning II’s at Keystone of the Pacific

    F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 8, 2023, to ensure continuous fighter presence through the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles to the United States.

  • 18 CONS earns Best in PACAF

    From base landscaping to office computers, nearly everything found on Kadena flows through the 18th Contracting Squadron. In 2022 alone, the 18th CONS executed 392 contracting actions valued at over 170 million dollars, earning the unit Best Contracting Squadron in Pacific Air Forces. The 18th CONS

  • Long range bombers showcase air superiority over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023. The United States’ steadfast commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region remains unchanged. (U.S.

  • Raptors refuel over South China Sea

    An F-22A Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive aerial refueling over the South China Sea, March 14, 2023, in support of a bilateral training mission with the Philippine Air Force. Bilateral training and cooperation with our Philippine Air Force

  • Fifth gen fighters debut in the Philippines during bilateral integration

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptors from the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska, with support from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, traveled to Clark Air Base, Philippines, to integrate and train

  • PAF 15th Strike Wing Deputy Commander visits Kadena

    Philippine Air Force Col. Joel Inacay, left, 15th Strike Wing deputy commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean Purnell, 33rd Maintenance Unit HH-60 journeyman, during a tour of Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 7, 2023. Inacay used this tour as an opportunity to highlight and

  • 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

  • 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