Airman 1st Class Daniel Fasching, right, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, pulls a refueling hose towards a U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing for a hot...
U.S. Air Force Airman Marcos Huerta-Pineda, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels hydrant operator, holds a 100 pound hose bundle overhead during tryouts for the Forward Area Refueling Point team at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2022.
Wearing shorts and a t-shirt, with stubble on his chin, Tech. Sgt. Jamie Brisbin, a pararescueman now assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, remembers arriving in Okinawa, Japan and boarding a waiting C-130 to head to a flooded cave in Thailand on June 27, 2018.
With retirement around the corner, U.S. Air Force Col. Dominic Setka, former 5th Air Force chief of staff, jumped on the opportunity to take his final flight in an E-3 Sentry with his son, U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Setka, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2022.
Airman 1st Class Gretta Meixel, 18th Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight technician, tests the fit of a self-contained breathing apparatus during an equipment test at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 21, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Lehman, 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, communicates with an F-35A Lightning II pilot during joint hot pit refueling training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 10, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ricky Rupp, 5th Air Force Commander, greets and congratulates Airman 1st Class William Roberts, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for his excellent performance at Kadena Air Base, Feb. 25, 2022
Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing recently transitioned into a routine, mission-focused, training exercise aimed at sharpening skills needed to provide the United States, her allies and the Indo-Pacific region with high-end readiness capabilities.