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  • 18th CES gets the job done

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted an emergency ground repair project at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2024. The 18th CES mission includes daily maintenance and installation natural disaster recoveries, all while training and operating with joint and bilateral partners.

  • Kadena holds Exercise Shogun Shootout

    During Exercise Shogun Shootout, Kadena Airmen and 1-1 ADA Soldiers formed teams and competed against each other to sharpen skills necessary to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific, May 29 - 31, 2024. Teams went head-to-head hot pit refueling, in-air refueling and completing mass casualty exercises

  • Lactation Pods bring awareness and modernization to Kadena

    With the help of The Women’s Initiative Team (WIT), Kadena now has lactation pods available for use at the Rocker Enlisted Club, Officer's Club, and Schilling Center. The ribbon cutting symbolically opens multiple lactation pods both now and in the future to ensure moms have safe, comfortable, and

  • BTF flies farther with 909th ARS support

    A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a routine Bomber Task Force mission over the South China Sea, May 31, 2024. BTF missions provide

  • Joining the backbone of the USAF

    Kadena hosted its first quarterly noncommissioned officer induction ceremony to celebrate new Staff Sgts. at the Erwin Professional Military Education Center

  • Soaring Eagles at Southern Beach

    18th Wing and Japan Air Self-Defense Force conducted bilateral exercise Southern Beach at Naha Air Base and Kadena Air Base, May 13-17, 2024. Southern Beach is held annually in an effort to enhance interoperability between U.S. Forces and host nation partners.

  • 18th Medical Group conducts Ready Eagle

    The 18th Medical Group conducted Ready Eagle, a mass casualty exercise highlighting their expertise and critical role in patient care in challenging environments.

  • Police Week opening ceremony 2024

    Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement members, paying special tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day

  • The Marshall DFAC is back

    Leaders from across Kadena Air Base, Japan, served food to Airmen at the Marshall Dining Facility to celebrate its official reopening May 6, 2024, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with U.S. Air Force Col. Joshua Lundeby, 18th Wing deputy commander. 

  • 909th ARS keeps Green Knights flying during KFT 24

    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, during Korea Flying Training 24 over the Republic

  • 33rd RQS celebrates HH-60G legacy with formation flight

    Since 1982, the HH-60 “Golf” Pave Hawk has created a valiant legacy of combat search and rescue, disaster relief, casualty evacuation and medivac for the U.S. Air Force. From the hot and dry deserts of the middle east, to the stormy seas of the pacific, rescue operators have felt assurance in this

  • 27th Fighter Squadron arrives at Kadena

    A U.S. F-22A Raptor assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron arrives at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 20, 2024. As the 18th Wing continues the phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles, the Department of Defense will maintain a steady-state fighter presence in the Indo-Pacific region by