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  • Kadena keeps Marines flying

    A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet pulls away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from Kadena Air Base after refueling over the Pacific Jan. 3, 2024. Conducting joint operations enhances the lethality and readiness of U.S. forces and its ability to project superior airpower to the Indo-Pacific

  • United in Strength: aircraft line runway at Kadena

    Just another Tuesday at Kadena Air Base! Every day, the 18th Wing and its mission partners on base conduct joint air operations featuring a range of unique aircraft, but you don’t always get to see it in one place.

  • 623rd ACS ACEs Indo-Pacific communication

    The 623rd Air Control Squadron successfully moved Tactical Operations Center-Lite equipment on two HH-60G Pave Hawks from Kadena Air Base to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, July 18, 2023. This movement was ground-breaking on three fronts that encompass Agile Combat Employment concepts. 

  • Yokota Hercs find their Northern Edge

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, supported units with air mobility operations during Northern Edge 23-2, at Kadena Air Base and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 2–21.

  • F-35s dominate Pacific skies

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2023. Refueling missions extend the breadth of

  • 2023 Balikatan CE SME exchange

    To maintain a strong relationship and increase interoperability in the Indo-Pacific, 18th Wing Airmen with the 18th Civil Engineer Group engaged in a four-day Subject Matter Expert Exchange event with the Philippines air force’s 355th Aviation Engineer Wing from Apr. 10 to Apr. 14, 2023. The group

  • Cope Thunder 23-1 comes to a close

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and Philippine Air Force personnel conducted bilateral fighter training operations at Clark Air Base, Philippines and subject matter expert exchanges at Basa Air Base, Philippines in support of exercise Cope Thunder 23-1, May 1-12, 2023.