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Photos by Samantha Bettenhausen
Samantha Bettenhausen

Dear Okinawa… A love letter to the island

Samantha Bettenhausen is a foodie in Tucson, Arizona. She recently visited friends stationed at Kadena Air Base and is sharing her adventure to Okinawa with us.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gabriel Marrero, a fire directional control specialist with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, stands security during Thunder Field Training Exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 18, 2019. The purpose of the exercise is to rehearse setting up an expeditionary combat operations center and refine procedures for doing so. Marrero is a native of Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jamal Norris)
Lance Cpl. Gabriel Marrero

2019 Thunder FTX

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, practiced a command and control during exercise, Thunder Field Training Exercise, aboard Camp Hansen’s Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 18, 2019.

U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)
Airman 1st Class Toni Webber

Initial certification training gains Airmen capabilities

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Toni Webber, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares an F-15 Eagle for missile attachment during initial certification training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Fraser, 18th Operations Support Squadron chief of wing weapons and tactics, was recently recognized for his outstanding performance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, by receiving the 2019 Air Rescue Association Richard T. Kight Award. Fraser distinguished himself through superior innovation and team management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rhett Isbell)
Maj. Mark Fraser

Kadena Airman wins Air Force award

Striving above and beyond the norm, U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Fraser, 18th Operations Support Squadron chief of wing weapons and tactics, was recently recognized for his outstanding performance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, by receiving the 2019 Air Rescue Association Richard T. Kight Award.

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