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  • Rescue triad spreads their wings

    A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron retrieves pararescuemen and patients from the water during open water rescue training off the shores of Okinawa, Japan, July 20, 2023. Working with HC-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 79th RQS from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,

  • Team Kadena aces dispersed operations through Northern Edge 23-2

    U.S. service members integrated with Japan Self-Defense Forces, French air and space forces and other Allies and Partners to enhance Agile Combat Employment (ACE) capabilities from dispersed locations during Northern Edge 23-2, July 2-21, 2023.

  • USAF, JASDF work for peace in Pacific

    U.S. Air Force Capt. James Bradford, 909th Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, performs pre-flight checks in a KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2023. Kadena’s aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and allied nation

  • Pacific Airmen, Soldiers, Marines conduct joint CBRN training

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kali Carter, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear element team member, shows U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps CBRN specialists equipment used by the 18th CES CBRN team at Camp Kinser, Japan, May 17, 2023. Prior to the training

  • 33rd RQS conducts nighttime deck landing

    A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk with the 33rd Rescue Squadron lands on the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel during nighttime training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2023. The training allows naval and flying units to coordinate and conduct operations with limited visibility. (U.S. Air

  • 909th ARS refuels KFT

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Korea Flight Training Apr. 21, 2023. KFT is a regularly scheduled training event designed to enhance the combat readiness of U.S.

  • America Fest 2023 returns to Kadena

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base opened its doors to the Okinawan community for the first America Fest in nearly a decade, April 22-23, 2023.

  • U.S. and Republic of Korea Conduct Bilateral Air Exercise

    51st Fighter Wing’s F-16’s joined with Indo-Pacific Command B-1B bombers and Republic of Korea F-35A’s in a combined training flight over the Korean Peninsula as part of Vigilant Storm 23, Nov. 5, 2022. Vigilant Storm is a recurring, re-planned training exercise to demonstrate the high levels of