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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Medical

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Medical

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Medical Group orient themselves on a map during the Preventative Aerospace Medicine Convention May 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The PAMACON includes exercises ... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nick Rapacon, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nick Rapacon, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nick Rapacon, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, removes the wheel from a nitro-cart at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 24, 2019. These AGE ... More

U.S. Air Force Capt. James Allred, 18th Wing Judge

U.S. Air Force Capt. James Allred, 18th Wing Judge

U.S. Air Force Capt. James Allred, 18th Wing Judge Advocate chief of administrative separations, speaks with students from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School during “Law Day” May 4, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Ja... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaime Gracias and Senior

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaime Gracias and Senior

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaime Gracias and Senior Airman Jacob Graham, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuels System Maintenance technicians, and U.S. Navy Seaman Richard Robledo, Naval Mobile Constructi... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, performs pre-flight inspections on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS trains constan... More

A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew team from the 44th

A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew team from the 44th

A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew team from the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit lift an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile during a quarterly weapons load crew competition at Kadena Air Base, Japa... More

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron line up before take off April 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 44th FS prepared more than 10 F-15s to go to Guam in support of an aviatio... More

A  F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, taxis at Gwangju

A F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, taxis at Gwangju

A F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, taxis at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 01, 2017. The aircraft arrived to Gwangju to participate in Vigilant Ace-18, a routine exercise on interoperability. (U.S ... More

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander, attends a briefing at Naha Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2018. Martinez visited the base to recognize the life saving actions and role of the rescue squadron ... More

An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron flies

An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron flies

An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron flies during a training exercise, July 31, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary function is to recover personnel in hostile condi... More

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Alliance

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Alliance

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Alliance between the United States and Japan, the cornerstone of stability and security in the region. Yesterday, the 67th Fighter Squadron flew an F-15C Eagle with a... More

A U.S. Air Force air weapons officer from the 961st

A U.S. Air Force air weapons officer from the 961st

A U.S. Air Force air weapons officer from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron plans out a training combat scenario March 28, 2017, while flying in an E-3 Sentry over the Pacific Ocean. As an air defense sys... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, replaces a fuel filter on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a routine inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japa... More

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed aircraft ground response element team member changes magazines during firearms training June 26, 2017, at the Hansen Range, Camp Hansen, Japan. (U.S. Air... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark and Staff

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark and Staff

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark and Staff Sgt. Adam Schaetzl, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team crew members, use an MJ-1C lift truck to transport an AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to... More

Joint military forces, government civilian employees

Joint military forces, government civilian employees

Joint military forces, government civilian employees and their families participate in an 8.5-mile march around the flightline April 7, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Bataan Memorial Death March was held ... More

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Every year, families make their way on base to clean their family tombs and pay respects to their ancestors. (U.S. Air ... More

Four U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the

Four U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the

Four U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 conduct simulated combat operations with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, out of Ma... More

Yoshito Oshiro, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron preventive

Yoshito Oshiro, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron preventive

Yoshito Oshiro, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron preventive medicine flight laboratory services chemist, prepares to clean laboratory equipment March 8, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The lab tests many eleme... More

Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron showcase

Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron showcase

Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron showcase their squad cars for members of the Okinawa Police Department as part of the 2018 bi-lateral open house hosted by the 18th SFS Sept. 21, 2018, at Kadena Air... More

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron sits on the flight line May 27, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS enables the execution of tactical, conventional, and peacetime o... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Destiny Francis, 44th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Destiny Francis, 44th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Destiny Francis, 44th Fighter Squadron load crew member, moves munitions during a weapons load competition Dec. 21, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members in the competition ar... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Liam Kilbane, 909th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Liam Kilbane, 909th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Liam Kilbane, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, works the controls in his boom pod during a training exercise June 18, 2019. The 909th ARS helps ensure a free-and-open ... More

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander, attends a briefing at Naha Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2018. Martinez visited the base to recognize the life saving actions and role of the rescue squadron ... More

In conjunction with the American Consulate General

In conjunction with the American Consulate General

In conjunction with the American Consulate General Naha, 18th Contracting Squadron is hosting the Okinawa-First Vendor Showcase July 12, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The purpose of the “Okinawa First” Vendo... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zach Steinkamp and U.S. Air

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zach Steinkamp and U.S. Air

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zach Steinkamp and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelly Mason, 18th Wing protocol specialists, place name tags on a table before a dinner for 18th Wing leadership and members of the Japan-A... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vanessa Nava, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vanessa Nava, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vanessa Nava, 18th Security Forces defender, battles with Airman 1st Class James Shanahan, 18th SFS defender, during Taser and oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray training July 20, 20... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Campbell, 18th Civil

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Campbell, 18th Civil

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Campbell, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fire emergency services contingency instructor, left, observes as a trainee rappels down a building for training Sept. 14, 2018, at Kaden... More

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuels

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuels

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refuleing Squadron April 15, 2019, during a routine training exercise out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th... More

A F-22 Raptor taxis at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of

A F-22 Raptor taxis at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of

A F-22 Raptor taxis at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec.02, 2017. The Raptor is assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 3rd Wing, 90th Fighter Squadron and is participating in the routine V... More

A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 33rd Rescue Squadron

A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 33rd Rescue Squadron

A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 33rd Rescue Squadron inspects a log during a training exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Exercises keep members of Team Kadena ready for any situation in the de... More

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron layer explosives in a hole March 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. EOD regularly train on proper disposal of explosive ordnance.... More

An 18th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance

An 18th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance

An 18th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member prepares to fill a hole with explosives March, 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. EOD ensures any expired or deteriorating explosives ar... More

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander, visits Japan Air Self Defense Force members at Naha Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2018. Martinez visited the base to recognize the life saving actions and rol... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Llaguno, weapons load

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Llaguno, weapons load

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Llaguno, weapons load crew chief, left, and Airman 1st Class Brandon Carson, weapons load crew member, both with the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, replace tools and look over te... More

KitKat, 18th Security Forces Squadron military working

KitKat, 18th Security Forces Squadron military working

KitKat, 18th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, awaits the arrival of leadership for guard mount Dec. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Military working dogs have a packed day, involving building... More

A Marine waits to guide MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium

A Marine waits to guide MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium

A Marine waits to guide MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during their takeoff April 17 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. United States Forces, Japan is... More

Two Republic of Korea Air Force F-16D Falcons fly in

Two Republic of Korea Air Force F-16D Falcons fly in

Two Republic of Korea Air Force F-16D Falcons fly in formation with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, during a training exercise Oct. 8, 2019. The 909th ARS fr... More

Media agencies visit Kadena to capture footage for

Media agencies visit Kadena to capture footage for

Media agencies visit Kadena to capture footage for future products Feb. 12-14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The news agencies visited Kadena to showcase the mission and operations of the base. (U.S. Air Fo... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Chau, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, checks the fuels filters on the engine of a KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 26,... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Lucas Balcarce, boom operator

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Lucas Balcarce, boom operator

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Lucas Balcarce, boom operator 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., approaches a KC-135... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Davis, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Davis, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Davis, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron structural apprentice, checks the evenness of a brick wall Dec. 7, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Using a level, structural apprentic... More

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron from Misawa Air Base, Japan, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Cope North, Feb. 21, 2017. Cope North is an annual exerci... More

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group deployed aircraft ground response element team member shoots a target during firearms training June 26, 2017, at the Hansen Range, Camp Hansen, Japan. (U.S. Air F... More

U.S. Air Force members process returned equipment at

U.S. Air Force members process returned equipment at

U.S. Air Force members process returned equipment at the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion backshop May 2, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the 18th CMS, the propulsion backshop is vital... More

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron taxies down the flightline April 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena is the Keystone of the Pacific, with F-15s capable of supporting mu... More

Crowds cheer on special-needs athletes running a 200-meter

Crowds cheer on special-needs athletes running a 200-meter

Crowds cheer on special-needs athletes running a 200-meter dash during the Kadena Special Olympics Nov. 5, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing commander Gen. John R. Baker started the KSO as an avenu... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Wright, 18th Medical

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Wright, 18th Medical

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Wright, 18th Medical Support Squadron medical logistics technician, hands a box of medical supplies to Tech. Sgt. Andrea Jones during the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materi... More

Airmen from the 17th Special Operations Squadron prepare

Airmen from the 17th Special Operations Squadron prepare

Airmen from the 17th Special Operations Squadron prepare an MC-130J Commando II for flight July 12, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 17th SOS is one of multiple Air Force Special Operations Command units uti... More

An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan,

An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan,

An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, Apr. 9, 2020. The F-15C Eagle is a maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. In order to ensure missi... More

Dirtboys from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron dig

Dirtboys from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron dig

Dirtboys from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron dig a hole March 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Dirtboys work with the explosive ordnance disposal team to ensure explosives are safely disposed of. (U.S... More

Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron look over electronic flight books onboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during a training exercise Oct. 8, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th AES maintain... More

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April

A local Okinawan removes vegetation from a tomb April 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Families will visit the tombs at least once a year to maintain them and pay respect to their deceased family members. (... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colin Layman works

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colin Layman works

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colin Layman works as an alarm monitor in the base defense operations center March 29, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. BDOC serves as a centralized dispatch center, fielding inc... More

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 18th Civil Engineer

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 18th Civil Engineer

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron and a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force watch the operation of an excavator with an impact hammer attached during flightline repair trainin... More

U.S. Air Force For Airman First Class Christopher Skeen

U.S. Air Force For Airman First Class Christopher Skeen

U.S. Air Force For Airman First Class Christopher Skeen (Left) and Airman First Class Cody Yeater (Right), 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit engine specialists, prepare to service an F-15 Eagle during joint aircra... More

Airman 1st Class Alexey Chernyavskiy, 67th Aircraft

Airman 1st Class Alexey Chernyavskiy, 67th Aircraft

Airman 1st Class Alexey Chernyavskiy, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, tightens a bolt during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. ... More

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Thomas, back, and U.S. Air

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Thomas, back, and U.S. Air

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Thomas, back, and U.S. Air Force Capt. John Christy, front, pilots assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, conduct a pre-flight inspection of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 02, 2019... More

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off from the runway June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 is a vital asset to carrying out Kadena’s mission of providing premi... More

U.S. Marines assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office

U.S. Marines assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office

U.S. Marines assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office memorize items during the mental portion of the Shogun Challenge for the 2019 Police Week May 14, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each team consisted of four mem... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Carson, 44th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Carson, 44th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Carson, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, works quickly to load munitions onto an F-15 Eagle during a load competition Oct. 26, 2018, at Kadena Air... More

Members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron show

Members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron show

Members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron show members from Naha Air Base fire fighters how to combat an aircraft fire during joint live-fire training Aug. 7th, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony Bauder, Provost

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony Bauder, Provost

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony Bauder, Provost Marshal’s Office motor transport chief, performs a fireman carry during the physical portion of the Shogun Challenge for the 2019 Police Week May 14, on Kade... More

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th

Explosive ordnance disposal team members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron layer explosives in a hole March 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. EOD regularly train on proper disposal of explosive ordnance.... More

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Riichi Furugaki,

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Riichi Furugaki,

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Riichi Furugaki, JASDF Air Staff College director of education department, greets U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. William Holmquist, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations o... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaden Petersen, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaden Petersen, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaden Petersen, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron structures apprentice, removes a nail from a wall frame as part of a workspace expansion project at the 961st Airborne Air Control Sq... More

U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher W. Struve, left, the

U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher W. Struve, left, the

U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher W. Struve, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, showcases Draughon Range to Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, right, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, at Draughon ... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Skeen,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Skeen,

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Skeen, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit engine specialist, awaits instruction during joint-aircraft training with the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron July 16, 2018,... More

A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis underneath water spray

A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis underneath water spray

A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis underneath water spray commemorating the final flight piloted by outgoing 18th Wing vice commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Tanner, May 7, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Dating... More

The 18th Medical Group took a moment to show their

The 18th Medical Group took a moment to show their

The 18th Medical Group took a moment to show their appreciation and thank the Marine Corps Installations Pacific on MCAS Futenma, Japan for their COVID-19 response efforts, Oct. 26, 2020. They were instrumental... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, cleans a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air ... More

Mark Waycaster, Marine Corps Community Services tour

Mark Waycaster, Marine Corps Community Services tour

Mark Waycaster, Marine Corps Community Services tour guide, explains the Battle of Okinawa to cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy while standing on a former Japanese machine gun bunker April 9, 201... More

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron train members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force on the operation of a front-end loader during flightline repair training Feb. 28, 2018, at Kadena Ai... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sha’leah Paul, left, Airman

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sha’leah Paul, left, Airman

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sha’leah Paul, left, Airman 1st Class’ Ashley Cromwell, center, and Gabrielle McDowell, right, all 18th Medical Group medical material technicians, review a list of medical materials M... More

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Austin Hurley, 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Austin Hurley, 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Austin Hurley, 44th Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for flight April 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 44th FS is one of two F-15 Eagle units in the Asian-Western Pacific area of ... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, drains oil from a government operated vehicle Sept. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintaining... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wirayut Sae-chu, 18th Equipment

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wirayut Sae-chu, 18th Equipment

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wirayut Sae-chu, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment craftsman, checks the wiring on an MB-8 air compressor Dec. 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The aer... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aurora Ortiz, aerospace

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aurora Ortiz, aerospace

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aurora Ortiz, aerospace ground equipment journeyman assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, attempts a difficult route at a climbing gym Sep. 5, 2019, outside Kadena Ai... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas Kelley, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas Kelley, 18th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas Kelley, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, removes a blockage from the spray-tip of a water-jet cutting machine Aug. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Smallwood, military

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Smallwood, military

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jared Smallwood, military working dog (MWD) handler assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron, pets MWD Ayila during a MWD retirement ceremony July 26, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Ja... More

Members from the U.S. Army, Marines, Japan Air Self-Defense

Members from the U.S. Army, Marines, Japan Air Self-Defense

Members from the U.S. Army, Marines, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Air Force and Air Force National Guard from Michigan and Texas participated in the Joint and Coalition Chemical, Biological, Radiological and N... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Randy Maldonado, 18th

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Randy Maldonado, 18th

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Randy Maldonado, 18th Medical Group biomedical equipment technician, repairs a centrifuge March 21, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A centrifuge is used to separate the different c... More

Participants throw powder on each other during the

Participants throw powder on each other during the

Participants throw powder on each other during the Hope Glows 5k Color Run April 28, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event featured a slip n' slide, black lights, UV color throw powder, and was to support S... More

Staff Sgt. Jonathon Simmons, 18th Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Jonathon Simmons, 18th Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Jonathon Simmons, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons standardization evaluator, inspects ammunition during an annual "turkey shoot" weapons load competition July 16, 2018, on Kadena Air Base,... More

U.S. Air Force Col. George Vogel, 18th Wing vice commander

U.S. Air Force Col. George Vogel, 18th Wing vice commander

U.S. Air Force Col. George Vogel, 18th Wing vice commander salutes Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander during the 18th Wing change of command ceremony July 8, 2019, at Kadena... More

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander,

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, commander, addresses Japan Air Self Defense Force members at Naha Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2018. Martinez visited the base to recognize the life saving actions and ... More

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Marr, 18th Medical Group

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Marr, 18th Medical Group

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Marr, 18th Medical Group pharmacy craftsman, processes prescriptions, June 8, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The pharmacy processes and fills prescriptions for hundreds of differ... More

Staff Sgt. Brent Abbott, 18th Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Brent Abbott, 18th Aircraft Maintenance

Staff Sgt. Brent Abbott, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics craftsman, left, and Airman 1st Class Peyton Green, 18th AMXS crew chief, replace a part on a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotan... More

U.S. and Japan Air Self Defense Force service members

U.S. and Japan Air Self Defense Force service members

U.S. and Japan Air Self Defense Force service members listen to a briefing Nov. 28, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The individuals participated in a professional enhancement seminar as part of the 2018 Bilate... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tomas Figueroa, 18 Civil

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tomas Figueroa, 18 Civil

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tomas Figueroa, 18 Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, instructs a class on the inspection of the M50 Joint Service General Protection Mask March 29, 2018, at K... More

Two F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 8th Fighter Wing,

Two F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 8th Fighter Wing,

Two F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly during a training exercise Oct. 4, 2019. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16C Fighting Falcon can fly more than 500 ... More

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Exercises like Rumrunner utilize agile combat employment ... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander (left) and Brig. Gen. Joel Carey (middle) pass the guidon while Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham (right) stands at attention duri... More

A U.S. Air Force combat arms instructor assigned to

A U.S. Air Force combat arms instructor assigned to

A U.S. Air Force combat arms instructor assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron, checks a target during an Excellence in Competition shooting event, Sept. 18, 2019, at Kadena Air Base. The EIC is a compet... More

An F-15D Eagle sits in a protective aircraft shelter

An F-15D Eagle sits in a protective aircraft shelter

An F-15D Eagle sits in a protective aircraft shelter 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 lo... More

An HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the tarmac during pre-flight

An HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the tarmac during pre-flight

An HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the tarmac during pre-flight inspections May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS, also known as the Jolly Green Giants, maintain a high tempo of operations and training ... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Kimberling, 18th

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Kimberling, 18th

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Kimberling, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal supply NCO in charge, was one of three NCOs within the Fifth Air Force to receive a Stripes for Exceptional... More

Hideo Henzan, Japanese language class instructor,

Hideo Henzan, Japanese language class instructor,

Hideo Henzan, Japanese language class instructor, goes over attendance during a Japanese language class at the Schilling Community Center Aug. 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Henzan owns a langauge instit... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, prepares tools for scheduled maintenance on a government operated vehicle Sept. 11, 2018, at Kadena ... More

Motorcycles stand in a parking lot during an 18th Wing

Motorcycles stand in a parking lot during an 18th Wing

Motorcycles stand in a parking lot during an 18th Wing annual motorcycle safety brief March 9, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Wing Safety and the Green Knights chapter 138 briefed riders on all legal requirem... More

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