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  • 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.

  • 18th SFS Defenders fight for the top flight

    Airmen from the 18th Security Forces Squadron held the Defender Flight of the Quarter Challenge to see who the best flight was. The challenge consisted of four main stations where they had to provide medical care under fire, efficiently clear rooms, conduct a high-risk traffic stop, and field strip

  • Sheet metal techs reinforce Kadena's airpower

    The 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance specialists make it their mission to ensure the structural integrity of Kadena's aircraft is steadfast and ready to deliver airpower anytime, anywhere.

  • Postal charter plane keeps Okinawa mail on-time

    Airmen from 18th LRS ground transportation, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron Detachment 3, and Camp Kinser Marines worked with each other to effectively deliver mail to Okinawan residents using a new process. This shipment was one of the largest single shipments of

  • 733rd AMS Air Force members rescue kayakers

    Recently, Staff Sgt. Kyle Kemble, an asset evaluator, and GS-11 employee Brandon Yoneda, an air terminal operations duty officer, both members of the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, saved four Japanese locals who found themselves in danger after their kayak flipped over half a mile off the coast of

  • 18 CEF conducts vehicle extrication training

    The 18th CEF conducted vehicle extrication training at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This training allowed the CEF to sharpen their skills for conducting vehicle extrication. CEF is responsible for handling the threat and outcome of fire, rescue, medical and environmental emergencies.

  • Pacific Iron 2021: A Fast, Flexible Force

    U.S. Air Force service members from the Pacific Air Forces participated in Operation Pacific Iron, a PACAF dynamic force employment operation taking place in July 2021. Kadena Air Base, home of the 18th Wing, was an indispensable asset in the operation, providing communications throughout PACAF via

  • 18th Wing gains new commander

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel L. Carey relinquished command of the 18th Wing to Brig. Gen. David Eaglin during a change of command ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021.

  • EOD hosts REHM Enabler Forces program

    The 18th CES Explosives Ordnance Disposal Flight conducted a Rapid Explosive Hazard Mitigation Enabler Forces program to train 15 personnel from various career fields throughout the squadron. The 18th CES EOD Flight is the first unit Air Force wide to establish an all-inclusive program, training

  • A glowing inspection

    18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections technicians perform wheel penetrant inspections. They utilize X-ray, eddy current, dye penetrant and ultrasonic scanners to find the smallest imperfections and take the corrective measures needed to keep equipment and aircraft working

  • Ride Together, Fly Together — Airman 4 Life

    There are many great programs that benefit Airmen on Kadena; the Airman4LIFE program, implemented by the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, brings members together every Friday to deliberately develop Airmen through coaching and mentoring in the social, mental, physical, spiritual and professional

  • 18 EMS conducts inspections

    The 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conducts inspections for the weapons systems on the F-15C Eagle. The inspections includes equipment maintenance for racks, launchers, guns, pylons, and adapters.

  • Innovation meets excellence

    The grand opening of the Kadena Innovation Lab, a groundbreaking workspace equipped with cutting edge technology and a network of subject matter experts, was held at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 12, 2021.

  • Breaking down barriers, building connections

    Airmen from across the base gathered at the Erwin PME Center auditorium to listen to resiliency stories during a Storytellers event hosted at Kadena Air Base, May 6, 2021. Unlike other resiliency events, the Storytellers event allows people to tell their stories and spark interpersonal connections