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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

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Wize, 18th Civil Engineer

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Wize, 18th Civil Engineer

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Wize, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fuel and fire systems maintainer, briefs his team and commander about how the 18th CES can save money by working with the Defense Logistics Age... More

Airman 1st Class Justice Moore, 18th Force Support

Airman 1st Class Justice Moore, 18th Force Support

Airman 1st Class Justice Moore, 18th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, cracks a smile as he whips up some mashed potatoes July 13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Marshall Dining Facility is... More

Racecar drivers and attendees listen to opening remarks

Racecar drivers and attendees listen to opening remarks

Racecar drivers and attendees listen to opening remarks during the Koza Motorsports Festival in Okinawa City, Japan, Nov. 17, 2018. Last year's event drew over 36,000 visitors from across Okinawa. (U.S. Air For... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joshua Petry, commander assigned

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joshua Petry, commander assigned

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joshua Petry, commander assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron, provides information while aboard an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron before ... More

Two C-130J Super Hercules’s from the 374th Airlift

Two C-130J Super Hercules’s from the 374th Airlift

Two C-130J Super Hercules’s from the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, taxi on Kadena Air Base, Japan, for the third iteration of WestPac Rumrunner held Oct. 16, 2020. Exercises that utilize agile com... More

Mayor of Gwangju, Jang Hyun Yoon, U.S. Air Force members

Mayor of Gwangju, Jang Hyun Yoon, U.S. Air Force members

Mayor of Gwangju, Jang Hyun Yoon, U.S. Air Force members and student and instructor pilots from the 1st Fighter Wing, Gwanju Air Base, pose for a group photo in front of the F-22 Raptor, Dec. 07, 2017, at Gwanj... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kield Ross, 18th Contracting

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kield Ross, 18th Contracting

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kield Ross, 18th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, looks over a base map to find a building for a construction contract Feb. 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Contract... More

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, gives

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, gives

Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, gives a speech during a Memorial Day ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 25, 2018. The 374th AW hosted the ceremony in memory of those who made the ultimate ... More

U.S. Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

U.S. Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

U.S. Army soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members attend a commander’s brief during Yama Sakura 79 at Camp Kengun, Japan Dec. 14. Yama Sakura is the largest bilateral and joint command post exercis... More

Master Sgt. Kenneth Martin, 753rd Special Operations

Master Sgt. Kenneth Martin, 753rd Special Operations

Master Sgt. Kenneth Martin, 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, reaches for an Arduino in the the Dojo, a newly-opened innovation lab at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sep... More

Airman 1st Class Kyle Shippey, 18th Civil Engineer

Airman 1st Class Kyle Shippey, 18th Civil Engineer

Airman 1st Class Kyle Shippey, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman from Van Buren, Arkansas, was selected as the 18th Wing’s Airman of the Week for the week of June 3-7, 2019, at Kadena A... More

The view inside a M2A2 aiming scope at Draughon Range

The view inside a M2A2 aiming scope at Draughon Range

The view inside a M2A2 aiming scope at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 20, 2020. The image depicts the F-16 Fighting Falcon’s impact point when dropping inert munitions. This premier range allow... More

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines gather inside

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines gather inside

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines gather inside Chapel 2 to watch a slide show during the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, May 2, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The ceremony paid homage to the memory of th... More

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl Vinson breaks away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron after conducting in-air refueling May 3, 2017, over the Wes... More

Shuichi, Kadena Special Olympics athlete, competes

Shuichi, Kadena Special Olympics athlete, competes

Shuichi, Kadena Special Olympics athlete, competes in the softball throw event Nov. 4, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The KSO is sponsored by the Friends of Kadena Special Olympics in partnership with the 18t... More

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th a... More

An F-15C Eagle taxis down the flight line of Kadena

An F-15C Eagle taxis down the flight line of Kadena

An F-15C Eagle taxis down the flight line of Kadena Air Base, Japan, during a “Super Surge,” Nov. 18, 2020. The 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons set a new record for the most F-15C Eagles flown in a week at 437 ... More

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2020)

201207-N-HH215-1132 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2020)

201207-N-HH215-1132 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2020) – Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Anjian Deng, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) pilots the CFAY Valiant-class harbor tug Menominee (YT‑807... More

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the USS Carl Vinson conducts in-air refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron May 3, 2017, over the Western Pacific Ocean. ... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Tripp, 18th Equipment

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Tripp, 18th Equipment

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Tripp, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, repairs an MJ-1C aerial lift truck Dec. 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each week, mem... More

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, takes-off June 19, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-22 is being deployed under U.S. PACOM’s theater security package (TSP) progra... More

Eisa drummers perform at the Okinawa International

Eisa drummers perform at the Okinawa International

Eisa drummers perform at the Okinawa International Carnival, Nov. 24, 2018, Okinawa City, Japan. The annual event helped showcase the partnership between the Okinawan people and U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force pho... More

A U.S. Army paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group

A U.S. Army paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group

A U.S. Army paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) waits to depart Kadena Air Base on a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 to participate in airborne ... More

The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains fire equipment

The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains fire equipment

The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains fire equipment in their Oshkosh Striker 6x6’s equipment bay July 20, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The bay includes various firefighting equipment including to 50-f... More

U.S. service members of the 36th Contingency Response

U.S. service members of the 36th Contingency Response

U.S. service members of the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Camp Foster, Japan, fuel a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk during exercise ... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keon Miller, special mission

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keon Miller, special mission

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keon Miller, special mission aviator assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, fires a GAU-18 machine gun aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk, July 31, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The HH-6... 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

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

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

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a training exercise Oct. 03, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed ... More

U.S. Army Soldiers and Marines conduct cargo sling

U.S. Army Soldiers and Marines conduct cargo sling

U.S. Army Soldiers and Marines conduct cargo sling loading during a battalion collective training exercise 31, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. USAABJ, stationed at Camp Zama, Japan, and the 1st Battalion, 1st ... 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

Senior Airman Nastassia Michael, 18th Dental Squadron

Senior Airman Nastassia Michael, 18th Dental Squadron

Senior Airman Nastassia Michael, 18th Dental Squadron dental lab technician, briefs Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, about the capabilities of the 18th DS’s Area Dental Lab at Kadena Air Base, ... More

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

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

Three F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly during a training exercise Oct. 04, 2019. In an air combat role, the F-16C's maneuverability and combat radius exc... More

U.S. and Japanese elementary school teachers participate

U.S. and Japanese elementary school teachers participate

U.S. and Japanese elementary school teachers participate in group activities during We Can bilateral training at the Ryukyu Middle School, Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2019. The training is in support of Jap... More

Fifteen different firefighting units and over 2,000

Fifteen different firefighting units and over 2,000

Fifteen different firefighting units and over 2,000 individuals perform a joint training exercise with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Feb. 23, 2018, at Okinawa Athletic Park, Okinawa City, Japan. Local firefi... More

A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 18th Security

A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 18th Security

A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron, scores a target during a stress fire competition May 17, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During National Police Week law enforcement offic... More

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

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

An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron flies during a routine training exercise April 15, 2019, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Eagle can be armed with combinations of four different air-to-air weapon... More

United States Forces Japan (USFJ) Army MAJ Daniel Baggio looks on as Japan Ground Self Defense Force's (JGSDF) LTCOL Seijiro Kiyomichi monitors actions while testing the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) system at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Service members from USFJ and JSDF will be conducting a joint/bilateral command post exercise, Keen Edge '96, at U.S. and Japanese military installations from January 25 until February 2, 1996

United States Forces Japan (USFJ) Army MAJ Daniel Baggio looks on as J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KEEN EDGE '96 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA C.M. Ricardo Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

Colonel (COL) Kousaku Shouda, Commander of Headquarters Southwestern Composite Air Division, Naha, Japan, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) shakes hands with United States Forces Japan (USFJ) Exercise COPE NORTH 02-1 Director COL Frank Gorenc, 18th Operations Group Commander (OGC), Kadena Air Base, Japan. COL Donald Weckhorst, 605th Air Operations Group Commander, Yokota Air Base, salutes the commander and COL Masato Watanabe, 83rd Air Wing Vice Commander, Naha, Japan

Colonel (COL) Kousaku Shouda, Commander of Headquarters Southwestern C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE NORTH 02-1 Base: Kadena Air Base State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: PACOM JASDF Scene Came... More

Marines and sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadron

Marines and sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadron

Marines and sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 place sections of a landing pad into position Aug. 28 at Ie Shima training facility. The new landing pads help broaden the training opportunities III Ma... More

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker pilot from the

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker pilot from the

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker pilot from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron adjusts the aircraft’s engine throttles before takeoff from Kadena Air Base, Japan, during Forceful Tiger Jan. 28, 2016. Forcefu... 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

Lt. Col. Richard H. Robinson speaks with the Japanese

Lt. Col. Richard H. Robinson speaks with the Japanese

Lt. Col. Richard H. Robinson speaks with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in preparation for the live-fire demonstration during Artillery Relocation Training Program 18-2, August 3, 2018, on Camp YMA, Yau... More

U.S. Army Col. Frank Clark, left, the deployable assessment

U.S. Army Col. Frank Clark, left, the deployable assessment

U.S. Army Col. Frank Clark, left, the deployable assessment team leader for U.S. Army Japan, meets with counterparts from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Northern Army during the Sapporo Epicenter humanit... 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

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 waits at Kadena Air Base to transport U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participating in airborne... More

An aerial view of Kumamoto City, Japan shows the devastation

An aerial view of Kumamoto City, Japan shows the devastation

An aerial view of Kumamoto City, Japan shows the devastation caused by an earthquake triggered landslide, April 29, 2016. On April 14th a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the region of Kumamoto causing infrastru... 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

A notebook displaying a suicide awareness message sits

A notebook displaying a suicide awareness message sits

A notebook displaying a suicide awareness message sits on a desk at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2019. The quote, originally from Max Lucado’s book “God is With You Every Day”, means it is not the sole respon... 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

Senior Airman Ace Pangilinan (left) and Airman 1st

Senior Airman Ace Pangilinan (left) and Airman 1st

Senior Airman Ace Pangilinan (left) and Airman 1st Class Justin Driver, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight technicians, attach parachute risers to the “dead-man,” a wooden board with a me... 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 Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, incoming

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, incoming

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, incoming United States Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force commander, salutes Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, before accepting the USAF and 5... 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

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Ryouta Sakai,

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Ryouta Sakai,

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Ryouta Sakai, left, a 601st Squadron, Airspace Warning Control Wing operator and Airman 1st Class Taichi Imura, center, a 601st SQ AWC Wing dispatcher, receive assistance... 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

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15C Eagle Sept. 16, 2019, over the Pacific Ocean. The 909th ARS is the premiere air refueling squadron in... 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

A customer's dog sits in a kennel in the designated

A customer's dog sits in a kennel in the designated

A customer's dog sits in a kennel in the designated pet area at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Passenger Terminal, Nov. 29, 2018. Airman 1st Class Alexander Blankenship and Airman 1st Class Alexander Smith, 730th Air ... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gunner Moretz, 909th Air

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gunner Moretz, 909th Air

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gunner Moretz, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 crew chief, explains parts of a KC-135 Stratotanker to local media members Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS ... More

Fuel nozzles sit ready for hose fitment Aug. 16, 2019,

Fuel nozzles sit ready for hose fitment Aug. 16, 2019,

Fuel nozzles sit ready for hose fitment Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Forward Area Refueling Point members from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct routine maintenance on fuel carts and fu... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Grendahl, 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15C Eagle Sept. 16, 2019, over the Pacific Ocean. The 909th ARS is the premiere air refueling squadron in... More

Okinawa Japanese teachers and assistant language teachers

Okinawa Japanese teachers and assistant language teachers

Okinawa Japanese teachers and assistant language teachers share a laugh during the English Language Initiative at Kadena Elementary School on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. The ELI is a joint effort bet... 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

A Kadena Elementary student, Okinawa teachers and assistant

A Kadena Elementary student, Okinawa teachers and assistant

A Kadena Elementary student, Okinawa teachers and assistant English-language teachers participate in activities during the English Language Initiative at Kadena Elementary School on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan.... 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

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, commander

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, commander

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, commander of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff of the Japan Joint Staff, held a press conference a... More

Jef Martin, Defense News reporter, prepares to interview

Jef Martin, Defense News reporter, prepares to interview

Jef Martin, Defense News reporter, prepares to interview U.S. Air Force Capt. Brock McGehee, 44th Fighter Squadron pilot, while 1st. Lt. Katy Blessing, 18th Wing Public Affairs media operations chief, takes not... 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

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

Children from both Achi Village of Shimoina District,

Children from both Achi Village of Shimoina District,

Children from both Achi Village of Shimoina District, Nagano Prefectre and Okinawa City, Japan, tour Kadena Air Base to visit historical World War II sites, Aug. 6, 2018. During the tour students deepened relat... 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

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

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot,

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot,

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, 1st Lt. Christopher Gullo, checks wind speed during the Samurai Surge training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020. The Samurai Surge event also... More

Staff Sgt. Marcus Wright, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster,

Staff Sgt. Marcus Wright, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster,

Staff Sgt. Marcus Wright, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a fuel truck onto a C-130J Super Hercules for delivery to the Mariana Islands, Oct. 26, 2018 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Service members from Jo... More

OKINAWA, Japan (May 20,2019) ̶ LT Michael Raffels,

OKINAWA, Japan (May 20,2019) ̶ LT Michael Raffels,

OKINAWA, Japan (May 20,2019) ̶ LT Michael Raffels, assigned to Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) serves Logistics Specialist 1st Class Meghan Casey a traditional Filipino meal to honor American Asian and Pacific Isla... 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

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members, U.S. Army

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members, U.S. Army

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force watch a demonstration of U.S. Army Level-1 Combatives Training Dec. 7, 2017, at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan. U.S. Army Level-1 C... More

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment,

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment,

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, celebrate a successful live-fire demonstration for local nationals during Artil... 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

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Japan Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Aug.... More

Erwin Professional Military Education Center students

Erwin Professional Military Education Center students

Erwin Professional Military Education Center students unfurl and raise the U.S. flag during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. More than 90 Erwin PME Center students and... More

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