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  • 18th Medical Group conducts Ready Eagle

    The 18th Medical Group conducted Ready Eagle, a mass casualty exercise highlighting their expertise and critical role in patient care in challenging environments.

  • 33rd RQS celebrates HH-60G legacy with formation flight

    Since 1982, the HH-60 “Golf” Pave Hawk has created a valiant legacy of combat search and rescue, disaster relief, casualty evacuation and medivac for the U.S. Air Force. From the hot and dry deserts of the middle east, to the stormy seas of the pacific, rescue operators have felt assurance in this

  • Shimi holiday on Kadena

    A Shinto priest leads a family in prayer before beginning to move their family’s remains at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 7, 2024. The visiting families came together to pay respects to their ancestors for the annual holiday of Shimi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cedrique Oldaker)

  • Air Force leaders focus on ACE during Kadena visit

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, to observe Team Kadena’s unique capabilities and ongoing efforts to re-optimize for great power competition.

  • Cope North 24: Spoke location spoken words

    As Cope North 24 continues, multinational participants are operating out of dispersed locations in the Indo-Pacific to improve capability and capacity for agile combat employment operations. Despite the geographic separation, Allies and partners are collaborating and integrating to create and

  • Allies and Partners move as one in Cope North 24

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – As you and your team arrive, you see it; a sea of various uniforms moving as waves across the facility. You make your way to your equipment, hearing all the different languages that fill the space, all to support the same event, all to move together as waves in

  • 18th MXG secures Phoenix Award win

    The 18th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence of the Year during the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards ceremony on December 19, 2023. The award is presented annually to honor the “Best” maintenance unit in the DoD, with this recognition

  • Kadena hosts MLK Speech Competition

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Winsome Culley, Force Support Squadron Career Assistance Advisor, informs the judges on the rules of the Kadena Air Base Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Competition and how the scoring and time system will work at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2024. Martin

  • 909th ARS keeps the Marines flying

    A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet pulls away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base after refueling over the Pacific Jan. 3, 2024. Conducting joint operations enhances the lethality and readiness of U.S. forces and its ability to project superior airpower to the Indo-Pacific

  • Operation Sock Drop ’23: Kadena NCOs, SNCOs deliver gifts on Christmas

    Non-commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers worked together to deliver more than 1,600 holiday gift packages for Kadena’s single, unaccompanied Airmen at Kadena Air Base, Dec. 25, 2023. The holiday gifts were carefully crafted, counted and annotated to ensure every Airman residing

  • Fightin' Fujins soar to Kadena

    F-35A Lightning II’s from the 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 20, 2023, joining the 356th Fighter Squadron from Eielson AFB, Alaska, in providing forward-deployed fifth-generation fighter capabilities to assure allies and deter threats to

  • 18th MXG fuels training leaves no man behind

    353rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron fuel systems craftsman conduct a fuel systems confined space extraction. Confined space exercises are required because maintainers working on the fuel cell interiors may become stuck or pass out and need extraction.

  • Kadena hosts 18th Wing Commander Conference

    During the two day conference, leadership discussed on how to increase collaboration across the wing as well as meeting with military spouses and discussing key quality of life factors at Kadena.

  • Mass Casualty drill sharpens SOF medical response capabilities

    A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 353rd Special Operations Wing evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives mass casualty drill at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2023. The operators were evaluated on their rapid action,