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Jan. 30, 2020

FARP Tryouts Test Airmen for Special Operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Forward Area Refueling Point (FARP) team members held their biannual tryouts for 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen at their fuels compound Jan. 17, 2020.

Aug. 31, 2018

Aircraft don’t run on hopes and dreams

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Anyone who has a car understands the importance of having a full tank of clean, reliable gas. For Kadena Air Base, an organization responsible for defending nations and providing worldwide humanitarian relief, the same rules apply. That's where unit's like the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels distribution flight comes in.

Aug. 27, 2018

Chill, Cryogenics has what you need

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Basewebsite — Nearly a year ago, Kadena Air Base, Japan, opened a cryogenic production plant as part of the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron. As a new plant – the only operational one in the Air Force – many may be unaware of not only its successfulness, but also its purpose.

Aug. 15, 2018

434th LRS trains in Kadena

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Grissom Air Reserve Base website — Supply, deploy, distribute, transport are the key competencies of the logistics readiness career field, and without them, the Air Force wouldn’t be able to support the generation and employment of aerospace forces across the globe.

April 5, 2018

Can they fix it? Yes, they can!

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — When an Airman gets into a government owned vehicle, the assumption is the vehicle will start up with zero issues and be able to help the Airman get from point A to point B. What may not be known is when there’s a flat tire or dead battery, the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop has the tools and people to help get the vehicle up and running again.

March 1, 2018

Repairing the field, one hole at a time

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — The sound of heavy machinery fills the air as dust flies. Noise grows louder as drills and saws cut through pavement, evidence of people hard at work. The cloud of dirt lifts overhead and clears to reveal the project behind the racket and debris– airfield repair.

Feb. 22, 2018

Tell us what you want; what you really, really want

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Every day people go to work, step through the door, grab their tools and start their daily mission. But one may wonder who purchased that vest, or that wrench, or even the pen and paper used to take notes in the weekly meetings? That’s where the 18th Contracting Squadron comes through.

Feb. 15, 2018

It ships if it fits

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Ever wonder how aircraft parts get shipped out from the base? The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office ships out any cargo that needs to be sent from units on Kadena Air Base to other installations.

Sept. 14, 2017

A nice cold brew at work

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — A cold brew at work sounds like something a supervisor wouldn’t get behind. In a few shops, however, a nice frosty one isn’t just encouraged, it’s required. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened a cryogenic production plant June 16, 2017, to increase the supply of liquid nitrogen and oxygen available to shops that rely on those chilly fluids.

March 13, 2017

More than one way to fill a hole

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Heavy machinery lumbered around, piloted by U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Navy Seabees, and U.S. Marine Corps combat engineers during an exercise which included the repair of a mock-up of an airfield in Kadena Air Base’s munitions storage area.