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  • 18th CES, JASDF conduct RADR training

    A Japan Air Self Defense Force member, left, uses a hand operated compactor while U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Sternberg, right, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of base maintenance, helps keep the compactor straight during rapid airfield damage repair training at

  • Long range bombers showcase air superiority over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023. The United States’ steadfast commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region remains unchanged. (U.S.

  • Raptors refuel over South China Sea

    An F-22A Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to receive aerial refueling over the South China Sea, March 14, 2023, in support of a bilateral training mission with the Philippine Air Force. Bilateral training and cooperation with our Philippine Air Force

  • Fifth gen fighters debut in the Philippines during bilateral integration

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptors from the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska, with support from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, traveled to Clark Air Base, Philippines, to integrate and train

  • PAF 15th Strike Wing Deputy Commander visits Kadena

    Philippine Air Force Col. Joel Inacay, left, 15th Strike Wing deputy commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean Purnell, 33rd Maintenance Unit HH-60 journeyman, during a tour of Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 7, 2023. Inacay used this tour as an opportunity to highlight and

  • 31st RQS, 1st SOS conduct jump training

    U.S. Air Force 31st Rescue Squadron pararescuemen wait in an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron, prior to jump training over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 22, 2023. Members from the 31st RQS train meticulously to make sure anyone in need of medical care, regardless of the

  • Bombers showcase long range deterrence over Pacific

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron and the 909th ARS refueled four B-1B Lancers during this Bomber Task Force mission, including those that participated in the Aero India 2023 aerospace exhibition, over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 17, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly demonstrates

  • America Fest 2023

    An infographic displays information on America Fest 2023 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. America Fest 2023 is an opportunity for the local community to meet U.S service members, see advanced static aircraft up close, learn about our mission and experience American culture from the diverse people that

  • 5 AF/CCC shares the love with Kadena on Valentine's Day

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Aiello, 5th Air Force command chief, visits Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 15, 2023. This visit facilitated conversations with Airmen across the base about Kadena-specific limiting factors, the posture of the base, and the importance of the allies and

  • Poseidon brings sea power to the air

    Airman 1st Class Patrick Cox, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Unit integrated flight control systems journeyman, and a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker are reflected in a puddle after it rained at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 2, 2023. The KC-135 delivers global aerial refueling capability to support

  • Kadena food pantry opens doors to military families

    The Kadena food pantry held a ribbon cutting ceremony signifying their grand opening to serve the local military community at Kadena Air Base, Feb. 8, 2023. Until now, no military affiliated food pantries were available on Okinawa. More than 25 percent of armed forces members reported experiencing

  • Kadena hosts Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

    The Honorable Gilbert R Cisneros Jr., the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and Ms. Seileen Mullen, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 1, 2023 as part of a U.S. Forces Japan tour.

  • Shogun Showdown 2023

    Senior Airman Kevin Arredondo, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares CATM-120C missiles for loading during Shogun Showdown, a weapons load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 3, 2023. The CATM-120C is a training unit used to simulate the AIM-120 missile. It is