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  • Life support, survival equipment AFSCs merge

    Aircrew life support and survival equipment Airmen have always had jobs that mirrored each other somewhat. Under a new directive, the two Air Force specialty codes will merge and Kadena is the first base in Pacific Air Forces and one of the first Air Force-wide to come this far. More than 60 Kadena Airmen are undergoing cross-utilization training
  • Yokota bids farewell to commander

    Yokota Warriors will say farewell to Col. Scott Goodwin, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and his wife Ann, during a change of command ceremony Thursday at Hangar 15 at 9 a.m. "It's been a busy two years making sure the mission happens safely. Airmen and their families were cared for and the base is positioned for success in the future," said Colonel
  • Latest Roll Call discusses contacting Airmen directly

    This week's Roll Call discusses how the Air Force chief of staff wants to expand on the information receiving process through a direct e-mail program. E-mails from "CSAF@us.af.mil" come directly from Gen. T. Michael Moseley. Airmen are encouraged to discuss these messages with fellow Airmen and their chain of command. This communication is a way
  • Kadena prepares for typhoon

    As Typhoon Man-Yi, Okinawa's first typhoon this year, moves across the Pacific, its current path will pass over Okinawa according to base weather officials. "Right now it should hit the island sometime Friday morning with upwards of 125-knot winds gusting to 75 knots," said Capt. Jonathan Wilson, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather flight
  • Airmen require approval for cosmetic surgery

    Air Force military members may face legal problems with the military and medical community if they choose to obtain elective cosmetic surgery without the medical commander's prior approval, according to AFI-44-102. "We have had two active-duty members have surgery while on leave without approval," stated Col. Mary Armour, 35th Medical Group