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Kadena implements new protection measures

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A social distancing sign hangs outside the base exchange March 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the two-day tactical pause, base services have been significantly reduced allowing our members of the 18th Wing to maximize teleworking capabilities and other creative manning options to ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Waiting room

The lobby inside the 18th Medical Group sits empty during the two-day tactical pause March 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the pause, base services have been significantly reduced allowing our members of the 18th Wing to maximize teleworking capabilities and other creative manning options. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Commissary

Members and their families stand in lines at the commissary March 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Protective social distancing measures are in place across the base to ensure prevention of face-to-face contact as much as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Post office protection measures

Yellow lines mark the ground at the post office on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 30, 2020. Post office employees made the lines in order to ensure social distancing measures as directed by 18th Wing leadership. These social distancing guidelines are just one example of base-wide practices to ensure safety for Team Kadena members going about their daily business. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

BX food court chairs and tables

Chairs and tables are stacked up in response to the two-day tactical pause ensuring social distancing measures at the base exchange March 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The area was still open for business but for take-out only ensuring protection and safety measures are in place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Base exchange employee

A base exchange worker stands behind a protective shield at the base exchange March 30, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Protective measures are in place across the base to ensure prevention of face-to-face contact as much as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

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