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Kadena Squadron Superintendent Course Gathering the tools to lead
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base hosted its first Squadron Superintendent Course for approximately a dozen senior noncommissioned officers, March 11 through 14. Senior NCOs from different squadrons under the 18th Wing attended the two-and-a-half-day course to develop themselves for future or current roles as superintendents.
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United States Marine Corp Lt. Col. Giuseppe Stavale, III Marine Headquarters Group executive officer, and Sgt. Maj. Mario Fields, III MHG sergeant major, present Airmen 1st Class Martin Sebastian and Andres Ordaz, 18th Munitions Squadron munitions systems technicians and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Nelson Ellwood, a sub team chief with the 3rd Intelligence Battalion, awards for saving the life of a U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. after the lieutenant and Elwood sustained injuries during an accident at the Kadena auto hobby shop, April 7, 2017, on Camp Hansen, Japan. Thanks to the quick reactions of the two Airmen and Ellwood, the life of the lieutenant was saved after sustaining a wound resulting in a femoral bleed. (Senior Airman Nick Emerick/Released)  Airmen, Marine work together to save Okinawa Marine's life
A defining trait of any tragedy is that you never know when it will take place or the kind of repercussions it may have. It’s thus a responsibility of all military personnel to be trained to handle crises whenever and wherever they occur.
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