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  • 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.

  • Always Prepare

    Okinawan and military first responders hosted a bilateral natural disaster exercise at Kadena Air Base Feb. 28, 2018, to test and improve evacuation procedures between members of Team Kadena and the local community.

  • Coalition in the classroom

    Every day, Team Kadena strives to build and improve relations with their partners in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Whether it’s through joint training operations in the field or bilateral exchange programs in the classroom, the two militaries work side-by-side to foster a stronger, more cohesive

  • Ready to launch

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis for take-off at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2017. The F-35A is deployed under U.S. Pacific Command’s theater security package program, which has been in operation since 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari

  • Anywhere, Anytime

    Forward area refueling point team members from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron load 100-foot fuel hoses into a cart Aug. 17, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. FARP enables the Air Force to perform a wide-range of missions across multiple domains and brings the most advanced technologies and

  • Bringing lightning to the fight

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Getting the help you need

    Post-traumatic stress disorder might be considered by many a byproduct of war and participation in combat; however PTSD is not exclusive to military members, because it can affect civilians as well. Many people may not know it, but there is help readily available at Air Force hospitals and clinics

  • Lady Shoguns Defend Title

    Each spring on Okinawa, wooden dragons soar through the sea as thousands of onlookers watch from Tomari Wharf in Naha City. Dozens of teams combat the sea, and their nerves, as each team member struggles to stroke in unison to the tune of a bronze gong that can barely be heard over the cheers of the

  • Training to fight day or night

    A U.S. Air Force civil engineer Airman operates heavy machinery to perform airfield damage repairs during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron is capable of quickly repairing a damaged runway to ensure aircraft are able to take off and land

  • Ready at a moment’s notice

    Japan Self-Defense Force members conducted bilateral training with U.S. Soldiers and Airmen March 14 and 16 to strengthen relations and increase readiness.

  • At The Break Of Dawn

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, parachute into the Pacific Ocean at dawn Nov. 22, 2016, off the western coast Okinawa, Japan. The 320th STS Airmen train to operate in adverse conditions at sea or overland to accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air

  • A Home Run

    The U.S. Consulate Allstars, a team made up of U.S. Consulate and senior military leaders stationed on Okinawa, took on members of the Okinawa Prefectural Government in a friendly game of baseball, Nov. 19, 2016, at. Although the Allstars lost the game 15-5, they were able to build on a partnership

  • Maintaining the fleet

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Melvin Faust, Golden Swordsman Patrol Squadron (VP-47) aviation machinist’s mate, guides a propeller onto the turbine on a P-3 Orion Nov. 8, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. VP-47 is currently deployed to Kadena Air Base in support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. (U.S.

  • KSO 2016 kicks off

    Brave Buddy volunteers wait for the arrival of athletes during the 2016 Kadena Special Olympics Nov. 5, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Thousands of volunteers from various military bases and Okinawan community organizations gathered with the united goal of fostering friendships and building