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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

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 Pave Hawk91-26354 / ZZ
2004-sep-15 HH-60G Pave Hawk91-26401 / ZZ
2011-apr-04 US US Air ForceHH-60G Pave Hawk91-26403
2011-oct US US Marine CorpsCH-46F156440
2012-apr US US Air ForceHH-60G Pave Hawk89-26207
2012-apr-16 US US NavySA330J PumaN330JF
2014-jan-20 visitUS US Marine CorpsMV-22B Osprey168217
2014-jan-20 visitUS US Marine CorpsMV-22B Osprey168219
2015-nov-24 US US Marine CorpsMV-22B Osprey168220
2016-nov-25 US US Marine CorpsMV-22B Osprey168221
2019-jun-03 US US Air ForceHH-60G Pave Hawk89-26211

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