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  • Test cell Airmen ready engines for launch

    The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron Airmen assigned to the engine test facility have one mission — to provide top-notch engines and repairs for Kadena Air Base and its pilots.

  • 909 ARS conduct Hot pit refuel with the 35th LRS

    Members of the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum Oils, and Lubricants flight, conduct a hot pit refueling of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan while 18th Wing 909th Air Refueling Squadron flight crew members monitor the procedure and relay fuel levels from the

  • 18th MXG wins AF level Daedalian Award

    The 18th Maintenance Group was awarded the 2022 Maj. Gen. Clements McMullen Memorial Daedalian Weapon Systems Maintenance Trophy at the Air Force level, distinguishing themselves as the U.S. Air Force unit with the best weapon system maintenance.

  • PACAF Command Chief Visits Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, Pacific Air Forces command chief, speaks with the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 9, 2023. During his visit, Wolfe toured different facilities, recognized Airmen for excellent performance and

  • Kadena AAPIH hosts parade of AAPI Nations

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Joanna Ho, 18th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Mental Health flight commander, gives a speech at the Parade of Asian American and Pacific Islander Nations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 27, 2023. Ho’s speech included stories, experiences and perspectives on being

  • Team Kadena hosts 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Walk

    The 18th Wing recently hosted the 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Walk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 7, 2023. The mental health awareness walk was started by the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron last year after a squadron member committed suicide. The goal of the event was to bring in mental

  • Kadena hosts 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade

    Members of Kadena’s Honor Guard pose for a photo at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 11, 2022. During the parade, Kadena’s Honor Guard team represented every service member, both past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gary Hilton)