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  • 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

  • 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

  • 33rd RQS lands at sea

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron conducted training operations with a US Navy Vessel, June 17, 2022. This training enhanced the SMAs and pilots ability to land on naval vessels in case rescue operations occur at sea.

  • Fly like an Eagle

    44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagles refuel with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific. Kadena's Airmen conduct operations in the Pacific region to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • 909th fuels the Raptors

    The199th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptors conducted aerial refueling with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the East China Sea June 8, 2022. The 199th FS conducted agile combat employment operation in the Pacific to strengthen the readiness and interoperability needed to defend

  • Diversity, inclusion chief visits Team Kadena

    Anthony Cruz Munoz, Pacific Air Forces chief of diversity and inclusion officer, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 21-22, 2022. Mr. Cruz is PACAF’s principal advisor on all diversity and inclusion matters focused on creating a culture where every Airman is free to reach their maximum potential

  • Team Kadena strengthens ties to SWADF through fam flight

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th Wing commander, meets with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Masahito Yajima, Southwestern Air Defense Force commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2022. Yajima’s visit to Kadena highlighted the 18th Wing's

  • EOD trains to dispose of UXOs

    Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight, train to remove unexploded ordinance during a routine training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 10, 2022. This training is designed to evaluate Kadena’s ability to fulfill its mission, ensuring the

  • ATC stay ready during routine exercise

    Air traffic controllers with the 18th Operations Support Squadron monitor the airspace and airfield during a two-week wing readiness exercise to ensure a safe and efficient flow of traffic in and out of Kadena, helping America’s airpower reach the farthest corners of the globe.

  • Kadena's kids roll up their sleeves to fight COVID

    As part of the 18th Wing's campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19, pediatric doses are available to children on Kadena. The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others from the virus, as widespread vaccination is a vital part of