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  • USAF, JASDF work for peace in Pacific

    U.S. Air Force Capt. James Bradford, 909th Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, performs pre-flight checks in a KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2023. Kadena’s aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and allied nation

  • Lightning strikes at Kadena for Northern Edge

    An Air Force F-35A Lightning II with the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrives at Kadena Air Base, June 30, 2023. Kadena regularly hosts visiting joint, allied and partner forces to conduct missions to enhance operational readiness to defend Japan and ensure a free and open

  • F-35 Lightning II Symposium Sparks Bilateral Exchange

    U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II maintainers from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Edwards Air Force Base, California travelled to Japan to participate in a symposium with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35 Lightning II maintainers at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, through Sept. 1, 2021.