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  • Kadena Sports Day 2022

    Airmen compete in a variety of competitive events as part of the first-ever Kadena Sports Day Sept. 29, 2022, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event promoted physical fitness, camaraderie and cohesion between units through the friendly competitions.

  • B-52s support a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    U.S. Air Force 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron conducted refueling operations with U.S. Air Force 2nd Bomb Wing B-52 Stratofortress bombers over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 30, 2022. Aerial refueling operations like this allow B-52s the capability to extend their reach and mission effectiveness in

  • Kadena Fire Station 1 hosts fire prevention week open house

    Firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted an open house event at Fire Station 1 during Fire Prevention Week at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 1, 2022. Fire prevention week is observed annually to raise awareness about fire safety.

  • 5th EACCS inactivates

    The 5th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron inactivated at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 30, 2022. Prior to inactivation, the 5th EACCS flew the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, which provides theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support

  • JOEP builds understanding between Airmen, JASDF cadets

    Japanese Air Self Defense Force cadets came together with Airmen from the 67th Fighter Squadron and 909th Air Refueling Squadron as part of the Japanese Observer Exchange Program at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 27, 2022. The cadets gained a better understanding of the U.S. military, strengthening

  • F-35s support free, open Indo-Pacific

    Airmen from the 909th Air Refueling Squadrons refueled F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 during bilateral training over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 28, 2022. U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircrews routinely train together to enhance bilateral interoperability

  • Air Force Chief Scientist visits Kadena

    Dr. Victoria Coleman, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, during a tour of military installations within the Indo-Pacific Sept. 25-28, 2022.

  • 31st RQS sharpens search and rescue capabilities

    A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 31st Rescue Squadron exits a combat rubber raiding craft during a search and rescue training in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 13, 2022. These training exercises are designed to posture RQS’s to respond quickly and effectively to a wide range of possible

  • Exercise Southern Beach strengthens bilateral partnerships

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Barker, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers fuel to a 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle during Exercise Southern Beach, over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2022. Bilateral training builds trusting relationships among foreign and domestic forces and

  • AIS keep electronics flight ready

    Airmen from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron work on different projects in the avionics intermediate shop at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 29, 2022. The AIS takes care of the upkeep of many of the electronics found on the F-15C Eagle, ensuring the safety of pilots and aircraft before they take

  • 909th ARS refuels F-35s, increases interoperability

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducts in-flight refueling operations with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 9, 2022. The U.S. can operate from the sanctuary of bases across the INdo-Pacific region, increasing interoperability and lethality.

  • KLI Interns experience Kadena

    Students from the Kadena Language Institute interned at various locations around Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 16-Sept. 9, 2022. These students practiced their English while also learning a bit more about Kadena Air Base and helping out their respective locations serve Airmen and their families.

  • Kadena hosts National Preparedness Month fair

    Members of the Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, the American Red Cross and the 18th Wing participated in a National Preparedness Month fair at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2022. National Preparedness Month is observed every September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for

  • A drive for success

    Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight ensure vehicles are mission ready through routine inspections and repairs.

  • PACAF deputy commander recognizes Kadena innovation milestones

    U.S. Air Force Deputy Commander of Pacific Air Forces, Lt. Gen. James Jacobson, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 16-19, 2022, to learn about Kadena operations on Okinawa and observe the quality of life of the Airmen who make up the largest operational combat wing in the Air Force.