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  • 18th Operations Group change of command

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, 18th Wing commander, presided over the change of command ceremony where Col. Henry Schantz, outgoing 18th OG commander, relinquished command to Col. David Deptula, incoming 18th OG commander. 

  • Police Week opening ceremony 2024

    Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement members, paying special tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day

  • 909th ARS keep Hogs flying

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueled U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, over the Pacific Ocean, April 17, 2024. Refueling missions extend the breadth of U.S. aerial capabilities throughout the Indo-Pacific, demonstrating

  • Air Force leaders focus on ACE during Kadena visit

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, to observe Team Kadena’s unique capabilities and ongoing efforts to re-optimize for great power competition.

  • 18th MDG hosts doctor day for Okinawan students

    The 18th Medical Group hosted a Doctor Day event for local Okinawan students at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 18, 2024. The event showcased what Air Force medical professionals do on a day to day basis to keep Airmen healthy.

  • 909th ARS celebrates international women’s day

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron celebrated international women’s day by hosting an all women’s flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 8, 2024. Every March, the Department of Defense recognizes Women’s History Month to honor the achievements of military and civilian women serving their country.

  • Kadena hosts bilateral basketball camp

    The 18th Wing hosted a bilateral youth basketball camp at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2024. Chatan Town and Kadena AB students participated in the bilateral basketball camp to develop skills and build bonds between both communities.

  • 1st Special Operations Squadron honors STRAY 59

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron pay their respects at the crash site of STRAY 59 during a memorial flight over the coast of the Philippines, Feb. 26, 2024. The flight honored those who were lost when a 1st SOS MC-130E Combat Talon I, call sign STRAY 59, crashed

  • 909th ARS refuels Navy P-8 Poseidon

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducts aerial refueling with a U.S.Navy P-8 Poseidon over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 1, 2024. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Force's lead force for air refueling joint and Allied aircraft during all contingencies.