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  • Bilateral MWD Training

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Staff Sgt. Norimasa Takahashi, military working dog (MWD) handler and Dicker, JASDF MWD, search for substances during a bilateral training event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2022. The U.S. and Japan continue to train together, utilizing their MWDs patrol

  • Bilateral RADR pad

    U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing and the 3rd Air Wing respectively, pose for a group photo during a ceremony to commemorate the completion of a bilateral Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) pad at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan,

  • 33 RQS conducts Large Force Exercise

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron and 31st RQS performed water rescue operations over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22, 2022. The 33rd RQS conducts extensive training in various rescue scenarios to ensure they are ready to effectively respond to real-world contingencies.

  • 909th ARS refuels Eagles, Raptors

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron coordinated with F-15C Eagles and F-22A Raptors to perform aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 30, 2022. Kadena's ability to rapidly deploy a variety of aircraft demonstrates its commitment to the safety and security of the Indo-Pacific region.

  • 909th ARS keeps Raptors in fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Aerial refueling keeps Eagles in flight

    F-15C Eagles assigned to the 18th Wing conducted aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron Nov. 22, 2022. With the assistance from the KC-135, aircraft are able to stay in the air for longer durations, maximizing the capability to ensure regional

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