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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kadena Airmen tryout for the Defenders Challenge Championship

    The 18th Security Forces Squadron members participated in the Defenders Challenge, an event that challenges participants to run through an obstacle course designed to test their physical and mental abilities. The Defenders Challenge reinforces the defender ethos and the competitive nature within

  • US-Japan Alliance Strengthens as Leaders Unite

    Team Kadena hosted an annual U.S. Forces Japan Joint Bilateral Senior Enlisted Symposium for American and Japanese military leaders from all branches of service of both nations.More than 50 members gathered for a two-day discussion forum on the growing adversarial influences throughout the Pacific

  • Japanese, U.S. Teachers Boost Bilateral Future

    Team Kadena middle school staff shared activity-driven English lessons to Okinawa elementary teachers in support of the Foreign Language Initiative at the Ryukyu Middle School (RMS) May 24, 2019.Dr. Tracy Rice, regional English Language Coordinator, developed the “We Can!” training program in

  • Allied Airmen are a Powerful Weapon

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force members watch a load demonstration during the first bilateral weapons load exchange between Kadena Air Base and the JASDF, May 23, 2019. The goal of the training is to accurately and safely load munitions while strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance in order to secure a

  • 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.