CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Air Force is investigating after an airman failed to report back to his unit at Kadena Air Base.
The unnamed airman — in his 20s, according to the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper — departed Okinawa on April 8 and has not yet returned to Japan, Kadena’s 18th Wing said in a statement Wednesday.
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. John Silvi, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, from Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares for engine start during COPE North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on Feb. 21, 2019.
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joseph Moreland, attached to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron 47, conducts a post-load inspection of a Mark 54 torpedo during a monthly task force weapons proficiency check.
Summer in Japan gets scorching and steamy. Mid-summer Temperatures often reach 95 F or higher depending on the region. Along with beer, watermelon and soomen (cold udon noodle), kakigoori (shaved ice) is a popular cold food that cools us down during summer.