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  • 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.

  • Airpower Assembled: Kadena Airmen launch the fleet

    U.S. Air Force aircraft line up on the runway during a capabilities demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 22, 2022. Kadena’s ability to rapidly generate U.S. airpower is a vital function of its mission to ensure the stability and security of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • 909th ARS supports exercise Keen Sword

    U.S. Air Force SSgt. Andrew Chase, 909th ARS boom operator, delivers fuel to an F-15C Eagle during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in support of exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 17, 2022. Bilateral exercises allow U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces to work together across a variety of areas to

  • 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

  • I spy burning eyes

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct an Oleoresin Capsicum Spray course.The obstacle course consisted of being sprayed, going through a series of various baton strikes against multiple attackers, and then finally disarming an individual and handcuffing them before rinsing off

  • 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

  • B-52s support a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    U.S. Air Force 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron conducted refueling operations with U.S. Air Force 2nd Bomb Wing B-52 Stratofortress bombers over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 30, 2022. Aerial refueling operations like this allow B-52s the capability to extend their reach and mission effectiveness in

  • 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.

  • 5th EACCS inactivates

    The 5th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron inactivated at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 30, 2022. Prior to inactivation, the 5th EACCS flew the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, which provides theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support

  • F-35s support free, open Indo-Pacific

    Airmen from the 909th Air Refueling Squadrons refueled F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 during bilateral training over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 28, 2022. U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircrews routinely train together to enhance bilateral interoperability

  • 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