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  • Team effort helps close fiscal year

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Master labor contractors and U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Comptroller Squadron and the 18th Contracting Squadron worked overtime to successfully close out the fiscal year budget by funding as many requests as possible before their midnight deadline.

  • Kadena PAX terminal begins renovation

    The passenger terminal at Kadena Air Base is scheduled to begin the process of renovating the inbound portion of the terminal Oct. 1, 2021, with a projected completion date of Dec. 31, 2021. The passenger terminal here is the primary point of entry for military personnel on Okinawa, Japan, and the

  • Kadena Major Accident Response Exercise

    U.S. Airmen from the 18th conducted a Major Accident Response Exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The exercise is used to test the readiness and response capabilities of the 18th Wing during an emergency.

  • ADAPT Champions: Promoting healthy relationships with alcohol

    The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Champions program, an alcohol abuse prevention program created by the ADAPT clinic at Kadena Air Base, Japan, aims to promote healthy relationships with alcohol by building a community of Airmen who have the knowledge to provide basic alcohol

  • Storytellers: Narratives on mental health

    Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity during a Storytellers event hosted by the Violence Prevention Team at the McDaniel Center at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2021.

  • 18th CES barrier maintenance keeps aircraft safe

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron performed barrier maintenance on the flightline. Aircraft rely on arresting cables for assisted braking in the event of braking failure. Aircraft arresting cables rely on rubber donuts to elevate the cable a few inches off the flightline, allowing aircraft to hook it

  • 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 Contracting Squadron: Keeping assets up-to-date

    Kadena Air Base is like a machine. Machines are filled with several unseen parts that make it function, and it’s easy to tell when something isn’t functioning properly. The 18th Contracting Squadron makes sure Kadena, as a machine, keeps running smoothly.

  • Curious minded Nacho

    “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” -Thomas H. HuxleyLearning something new can be tough. Especially when dealing with a job or culture you aren’t accustomed to. However, new knowledge and understanding can open the doors to new opportunities.

  • 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.

  • 18th LRS IPE equips Kadena

    Danger is bound to lurk around the corner when you serve as the “Keystone of the Pacific.” The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s individual protective equipment element serves to keep Kadena personnel equipped for anything, and to help aircrew members prevent a dangerous situation from getting

  • 18th MDG techs keep swabbing for safety

    Upholding Kadena’s vital role of deterring potential threats and maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific means ensuring the U.S. Air Force’s greatest asset – its Airmen – remain ready and healthy.

  • 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.

  • CMSAF Bass visits Kadena

    During her visit to Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 23, 2021, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass toured facilities, recognized Airmen for excellent performance and addressed Air Force culture and policies during an all-call.