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  • 18th AES keeps skills sharp with airborne training

    Members of the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted airborne training with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 10, 2022. Vital to the heartbeat of Kadena, the 18th AES’ mission is to provide support for medical operations in wartime, during contingencies, and

  • 909th ARS fuels Kadena’s Eagles

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron receive fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean, May 10, 2022. The 909th ARS plays a crucial role in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, providing aerial refueling so Kadena

  • 18th LRS, 909th AMU keep KC-135 mission ready

    18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operators prepare a fuels truck to refuel a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during routine 18th Wing readiness training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2022. The training is designed to evaluate Kadena’s ability to fulfill its

  • 18th AES saves in the sky

    Airman from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained life saving skills on a 909th Arial Refueling Squadron KC-135. This training reviewed In-flight emergency procedures, CPR training and more.

  • 909th ARS supports A-10 Thunderbolts during CSART

    U.S. Air Force Capts. Kemper Peterson, left, and Crosby Shaver, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, conduct pre-flight checks at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 14, 2021. The 909th ARS is the premiere force for aerial refueling operations in the Indo-Pacific theater, supporting

  • 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

  • Guardians of the Pacific

    U.S. Air Force 37th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron B-1B Lancers, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., receive fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Sept. 18, 2017. The multi-mission B-1B is