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  • Breaking tradition: airborne sensor operator makes history

    Staff Sgt. Propst is the Air Force’s first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning And Control System, or AWACS, enlisted airborne sensor operator and is enhancing the 961st AACS’s capabilities at exercise Cope North 2020, an annual trilateral field exercise conducted in Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia.
  • NCO Bilateral Exchange: Growth through connection

    The NCO Bilateral Exchange program consists of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Japan Self-Defense Force members coming together to learn and grow. The program pairs members from similar career fields, so they can learn how their counterparts operate to accomplish the missions of peaceful development, contingency response and aggression deterrence.
  • Son continues family military legacy, works alongside father at Dobbins

    A new pilot here has a particularly special memory from Father’s Day last year. While he was attending C-130 pilot training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, his father came to visit. His father is no stranger to Little Rock AFB, he also attended training there as a young aviator and was later stationed there when his son was born. Some might call it a family reunion of sorts.
  • Airmen, Marines seize airfield during training

    Standing at the edge of the open ramp on an MC-130J Commando II, 13,000 feet above their target with the cold wind whipping through the aircraft, they wait for the green light and the go sign from the aircraft’s loadmaster allowing them to jump and parachute in to take their target. The 353rd Special Operations Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Force Reconnaissance Platoon conducted an airfield seizure operations exercise at Wake Island from Aug. 23-27.
  • PAF marks milestone, integrates with Air Force AWACS crew

    For the first time in Philippine Air Force history, PAF air battle managers controlled aircraft while airborne by integrating with the U.S. Air Force's 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron as part of exercise Balikatan 2015.
  • 18th Wing conducts joint NEO exercise with Navy, Army

    Members from the Air Force, Navy and Army processed 150 families while participating in a joint Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise (NEO) here April 8.
  • US, Japanese rescue squadrons participate in exercise Keen Sword

    Personnel from the Japan Self Defense Force are teaming up with Kadena Air Base's 33rd Rescue Squadron and Eielson Air Force Base's 212th Rescue Squadron in support of a Japan-wide, joint-bilateral exercise that will run until Nov. 19.
  • Sudan 'Lost Boy' serves as Kadena NCO

    "At the age of 10, I have seen death; I have buried other kids -- at the age of 10," he said, a sadness moving into his eyes. "But at the same time, I've rebounded. If I have to stay in that hole and think of those horrible situations I've been in, then I would not be here today." Labeled a "Lost Boy of Sudan" by the United Nations, along with more than 30,000 others who were children in Sudan in the mid-1980s, Staff Sgt. Madut Bul a 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit supply specialist -- had experienced what most can't imagine.
  • Kadena Airmen prep for Typhoon Neoguri

    Kadena Air Base Airmen and their families are bracing for a massive typhoon expected to slam the island July 8, with winds gusts nearing 200 mph.
  • Kadena squadrons relocate to Guam for training

    Service members, aircraft and equipment from the 44th Fighter Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron temporarily repositioned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 18, as part of an aviation training relocation mission.
  • AF leaders visit Kadena to thank Airmen

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and their spouses met with Airmen and families here Aug. 21-22.
  • Airmen mourn loss of downed helicopter crew member

    Officials confirmed the death of a technical sergeant assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron here Aug. 10 following the Aug. 5 crash of a helicopter in the Central Training Area, Okinawa.
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