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  • USFJ Senior Enlisted Leader visits Team Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Wendell J. Snider, right, U.S. Forces Japan Senior Enlisted Leader, listens to Senior Airman Charles Hayward, left, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron air evacuation medical technician, during a demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2022. Snider met

  • 33rd RQS: Firing on all cylinders

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron configures the HH-60G Pave Hawk with the equipment required for their mission, completing operational checks after the weapons are installed to make sure all components are mission ready.

  • 18th Wing Capabilities Demo

    Wing readiness training is routinely conducted at U.S. Air Force bases across Japan and around the globe to ensure U.S. Airmen's readiness to respond to a range of potential contingencies.

  • USAF, USMC, USN get a cut of Prime BEEF

    The 18th Civil Engineer Group teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps 9th Engineer Support Battalion and the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 for joint service training and exercises in Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) capabilities during their monthly Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF)

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 31st RQS: search rescue swiss army knife

    Embodying the motto “that others may live,” the 31st Rescue Squadron’s mission is to make sure anyone in need of medical care, regardless of the location or situation, will make it out safe and sound. Being called upon to save lives under varying circumstances means the 31st RQS must be ready for

  • 5th Air Force, USFJ commander visits Team Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Rick Winegardner, USFJ senior enlisted leader, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan. The visit enabled leaders to address mission readiness, counter-COVID operations, and to give recognition

  • B-1s refueled by 909th Air Refueling Squadron

    A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron prepares to refuel a B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., over the Pacific as part of a bilateral U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRACTCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission July

  • Thai Cave Rescue: Two Years Later

    The two year anniversary of the Thai-led, multi-national operation to rescue the Wild Boar youth football team from Tham Luang cave park was remembered recently. The rescue happened July 8-10 2018 and involved a highly organized and synchronized effort involving critical coordination with multiple

  • Kadena 3D prints shields in COVID-19 fight

    As experts search for vaccines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages have become a critical issue during the outbreak of COVID-19. Many companies, individuals, and institutions have stepped up to fulfill this growing demand – Kadena Air Base is no exception.By utilizing the resources and

  • 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

    Members of the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct an oil inspection on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base. The technicians collect samples to ensure the oil is clean and free of metal shavings and sediment. Airmen of Team Kadena rise to the challenge every day to ensure we are mission ready in