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  • japan Kadena AB

    Okinawa, Ryukyu Island


    Satellite and aerial maps of Kadena AFB with nearby locations

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    8.7188ROTM MCAS Futenma, Okinawa Island
    10.1063 Camp Courtney, Okinawa Island
    18.9050 Camp Hansen, Okinawa Island
    20.9214ROAH Naha, Ryukyu Island
    41.9359RODE Iejima auxiliary airbase, Okinawa
    300.4039RJKA Amami,

    1945 to present

    26° 21' 6.12'' N - 127° 46' 8.39'' E
    Okinawa, Japan
    Elevation: 143 feet

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    List of units at Kadena AFB

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2019/    US 21st SOSV-22 Osprey 2019/   
    2003/    US 31st RQS
    1972US 36 RQS
    1971/    US 33 RQSS-70 H-60 1985/   
    S-65 H-53 1975/82
    H-43 Huskie 1971/72
    S-61 H-3 1968/92
    1952/54US 34th WPSS-55 H-19 1952/54

    Kadena AFB News

    Kadena AFB Retires Pave Hawk 401, 04-Jul-21 : #PaveHawk401 After 28 years of service, the US Air Force retires the Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk #26401 which served in Kadena, Japan in the search and rescue mission since 1993. Will now be used as a ground instructional training aircraft

    USAF Activates New Osprey Squadron in Japan, 18-Jul-19 : #SpecialOperations The USAF has re-activated two Special Operations Squadrons in Japan that will operate and maintain the CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, the 21st SOS at Kadena AFB and the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Yokota AFB. Both part of the 353rd Special Operations Group

    Kadena Pave Hawk Save Downed Osprey Crew, 15-Dec-16 : USAF 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons based at Kadena AFB, Japan rescued five crew of a Marine VMM-265 squadron MV-22B Osprey after an emergency landing into the Pacific Ocean near Camp Schwab off Okinawa

    US/Japan Disaster Response Exercise in Okinawa, 05-Sep-15 : USAF 18th Wing participated for the first time in a bilateral disaster response exercise alongside Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Okinawa Prefectural Government at Atta Port

    33rd RQS Return Home After Japan Earthquake, 06-Apr-11 : Members of the USAF 33rd Rescue Squadron were welcomed home after spending nearly a month supporting relief efforts in mainland Japan

    List of aircraft and events at Kadena AFB

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    By Date | By Serial

    2001-oct-22 HH-60G 91-26354 / ZZ
    2004-sep-15 HH-60G 91-26401 / ZZ
    2011-apr-04 USAF HH-60G 91-26403
    2011-oct HMM-262 CH-46F 156440
    2012-apr USAF HH-60G 89-26207
    2012-apr-16 USN SA330J N330JF
    2014-jan-20 visitVMM-265 MV-22B 168217
    2014-jan-20 visitVMM-265 MV-22B 168219
    2015-nov-24 VMM-265 MV-22B 168220
    2016-nov-25 VMM-265 MV-22B 168221
    2019-jun-03 USAF HH-60G 89-26211
    2020 33 RQS HH-60G 92-26467
    2020-jul-22 USAF HH-60G 92-26467
    2021-jun 33 RQS HH-60G 91-26401

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