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  • JASDF Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Japan commander visit Okinawa

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, 18th Wing commander (left), Japan Air Self -Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshinari Marumo (middle), and Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Air Forces Japan commander, pose for a photo in front of the Kadena Air Base headquarters building, May 21, 2019.

  • Kadena celebrates newest master sergeants

    As the technical sergeants promote to the highest tier of the enlisted force, they are charged, trained and equipped to lead junior NCOs and Airmen into capable leaders of tomorrow.

  • How can you use social media to positively influence your life?

    Some of us spend hours on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We scroll through countless pictures, watch endless videos and some involve themselves in questionable commentary. At times, we leave these realms feeling inadequate or hopeless. So, how can we use this technological space to meaningfully

  • Fueling a Partnership

    The 35th Fighter Wing provides worldwide deployable forces with a sustained forward presence focused on maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • Spark Tank Innovation

    Units from around Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing compete for $146,000 in innovation funding by presenting their best ideas and concepts to a panel of senior leaders who provided feedback and determined the amount of funding awarded.

  • Police Week 2019

    Airman and Marines participated in 2019 Police Week May 13-17, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. National Police Week is a time honoring those who have sworn to protect and defend, as well as, pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the

  • Kadena remembers the Holocaust

    The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis.

  • KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

    Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • JASDF Cadets visit Team Kadena

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Officer Candidate School cadets and instructors attend an 18th Wing mission brief at the 18th Operations Support Squadron Feb. 28, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During their tour, the cadets gained a better understanding of the operations and mission of the 18th

  • Kadena Hosts annual Cookie Drive

    Service members and volunteers drop off cookies during an annual Cookie Drive, Dec. 6, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the cookie drive, volunteers delivered handwritten holiday thank you letters from children and baked goods to Airmen living in the dorms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior

  • Trick or Treat!

    Candy! Buckets and buckets of candy awaits eager Okinawa children as they boisterously flock around the 18th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Thang T. Doan as he greets families to the Halloween trick or treat cultural exchange.

  • COMPACAF: Team Kadena critical to regional security and stability

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2018, to familiarize himself with the 18th Wing’s mission, present his expectations for the Pacific Air Forces and emphasize the importance of Team Kadena’s role in ensuring regional

  • Aircraft don’t run on hopes and dreams

    Anyone who has a car understands the importance of having a full tank of clean, reliable gas. For Kadena Air Base, an organization responsible for defending nations and providing worldwide humanitarian relief, the same rules apply. That's where unit's like the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's

  • Rock On!

    After two years of construction and the demolition of the previous club, the new and modernized Rocker Enlisted Club opened its doors to the public May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.