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Kadena Air Base


Part of United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
嘉手納飛行場
Kadena Hikōjō

IATA: DNA – ICAO: RODN
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator United States Air Force
(Fifth Air Force)
Location Okinawa
Elevation AMSL 146 ft / 45 m
Coordinates 26°21′06″N 127°46′10″E / 26.35167°N 127.76944°E / 26.35167; 127.76944 (Kadena Air Base)Coordinates: 26°21′06″N 127°46′10″E / 26.35167°N 127.76944°E / 26.35167; 127.76944 (Kadena Air Base)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,700 12,139 Asphalt concrete
05L/23R 3,700 12,139 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan

Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō), (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base located in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Kadena Air Base is the hub of U.S. airpower in the Pacific, and home to the USAF's 18th Wing and a variety of associate units.

Units

The 18th Wing is the host unit at Kadena AB. In addition, the base hosts associate units from five other Air Force major commands, the United States Navy, and numerous other Department of Defense agencies and direct reporting units. Associate units operate more than 20 permanently assigned, forward-based or deployed aircraft from the base on a daily basis.

  • 18th Wing
    Kadena Air Base is the home to the Air Force’s largest combat wing—the 18th Wing—and a variety of associate units. Nearly 18,000 Americans and more than 4,000 Japanese employees and contractors make up Team Kadena. The wing is broken down into five groups, the 18th Operations Group, the 18th Maintenance Group, the 18th Mission Support Group, the 18th Civil Engineer Group and the 18th Medical Group. Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D Eagles (the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons); KC-135R/T Stratotankers (the 909th Air Refueling Squadron); E-3B/C Sentries (the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron); HH-60 Pave Hawks (the 33d Rescue Squadron); MC-130H Combat Talon IIs; MC-130P Combat Shadows; RC- and WC- 135s; and Navy P-3 Orions project U.S. deterrence throughout the Western Pacific and South-East Asia, promoting regional peace and stability.

Associate units:

  • 353d Special Operations Group
    The 353d Special Operations Group is an element of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. The 750 Airmen of the group are organized into three flying squadrons, a maintenance squadron, a special tactics squadron and an operations support squadron. The flying squadrons operate three separate and uniquely different airframes: the MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II and, at Osan, the MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter.
  • 733rd Air Mobility Squadron
    The more than 320 people of the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron manage all passengers and cargo traveling by air in and out of Kadena. This Air Mobility Command unit supports about 650 aircraft arrivals and departures every month, moving more than 12,000 passengers and nearly 3,000 tons of cargo.
  • 82d Reconnaissance Squadron
    Air Combat Command's 82d Reconnaissance Squadron maintains aircraft; prepares combat-ready aircrews; and analyzes, processes, and disseminates intelligence data launch in support of RC-135V/W Rivet Joint, RC-135U Combat Sent and WC-135 Constant Phoenix missions flown in the Pacific Theater. Of special value to the Pacific Command and national command authorities, information obtained is used at all levels of the Department of Defense and within other government agencies. The squadron works closely with the 390th Intelligence Squadron.
  • 390th Intelligence Squadron
    Air Intelligence Agency's 390th Intelligence Squadron conducts information operations by providing tailored combat intelligence and assessing the security of friendly command, control, communication and computer systems to enhance warfighting survivability, situation awareness and targeting.
  • U.S. Army
    1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to the 94th AAMDC. This is a Patriot PAC-3 battalion. It consists of four Patriot missile batteries (Alpha through Delta), a maintenance company (Echo) and a headquarters battery (HHB).

Other units:

  • 320th Special Tactics Squadron
  • 1st Special Operations Squadron
  • 17th Special Operations Squadron
  • 733rd Air Mobility Squadron
  • Det 1, 554th Red Horse Squadron
  • American Forces Network Detachment 11, AFNEWS
  • Det 3, Pacaf Air Postal Squadron
  • Det 3, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
  • Support Center Pacific, OO-ALC/Maly
  • Det 3, Wr-Alc Air Force Petroleum Office
  • Det 624, AF Office of Special investigations
  • Det 233, Air Force Audit Agency
  • Field Training Detachment Det 15, 372nd Training Squadron
  • Defense Commissary Agency
  • DoDDS Pacific Director's Office
  • DoD Dependents Schools Pacific-Okinawa District
  • U.S. Consulate Naha
  • Marine Wing Liaison Kadena
  • Red Cross
  • 18th Force Support Squadron

United States Navy use

The Korean War emphasized the need for maintaining a naval presence in Okinawa. On February 15, 1951, the US Naval Facility, Naha, was activated and later became commissioned on April 18. Commander Fleet Activities, Ryukyus was commissioned on March 8, 1957. On May 15, 1972, upon reversion of Okinawa to Japanese administration, the two organizations were combined to form Commander Fleet Activities, Okinawa. With the relocations of Commander Fleet Activities, Okinawa to Kadena Air Base on May 7, 1975, the title then became Commander Fleet Activities, Okinawa/US Naval Air Facility, Kadena.

The mission of NAVCOMM Det Okinawa is to provide communications support for SEVENTH Fleet and supporting units, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Defense Information Systems Agency and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. The detachment has four work centers: 1) TSCCOMM provides telecommunications support for Patrol Wing ONE Det Kadena, deployed patrol squadrons and Marine Wing Detachment; 2) CMS provides communications security (COMSEC) materials and cryptographic equipment to Patrol Squadrons and detachments, and to Commander Amphibious Group One/CTF76, located at White Beach; 3) Naval Radio Transmitter Facility (NRTF) Awase provides HF transmitter support to the fleet and area commanders and LF transmitter support for submarines operating in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; and 4) SURTASS supports command and control functions to SURTASS ships operating in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific.

Notable areas

History

Kadena Air Base's history dates back to just before the April 1, 1945, Battle of Okinawa, when a local construction firm completed a small airfield named Yara Hikojo near the island's village of Kadena. The airfield, used by Imperial Japanese warplanes, was one of the first targets of the Tenth United States Army 7th Infantry Division and was seized from the Japanese by the United States.

Major commands to which assigned

  • Tenth United States Army, April 1, 1945
  • Eighth Air Force, July 16, 1945
  • Pacific Air Command, United States Army (PACUSA), December 6, 1945
Redesignated: Far East Air Force, January 1, 1947
Redesignated: Pacific Air Forces, July 1, 1957

Major units assigned

Operational history


Aerial view of Kadena Air Base
Aerial view of Kadena Air Base

What the Americans captured was nothing more than a 4,600 foot strip of badly-damaged coral runway. Army engineers from the 13th Combat Battalion, 7th U.S. Infantry Division quickly made repairs and, by nightfall the same day, the runway could accept emergency landings. Eight days later, and after some six inches of coral were added, the airfield was declared operational and put into immediate service by artillery spotting aircraft when the runway became serviceable on April 6. Additional construction was performed by the 807th Engineering Aviation Battalion to improve the airfield for USAAF fighter and bomber use with fuel tank farms, a new 6,500-ft bituminous runway, and a 7,500-ft runway for bomber aircraft by August.

Kadena airfield was initially under the control of Seventh Air Force, however on July 16, 1945, Headquarters Eighth Air Force was transferred, without personnel, equipment, or combat elements to the town of Sakugawa, near Kadena from RAF High Wycombe England. Upon reassignment, its headquarters element absorbed the command staff of the inactivated XX Bomber Command. Kadena was used by the headquarters staff for administrative flying requirements.

Upon its reassignment to the Pacific Theater, Eighth Air Force was assigned to the U.S. Army Strategic Air Forces with a mission to train new B-29 Superfortress bomber groups arriving from the United States for combat missions against Japan. In the planned invasion of Japan, the mission of Eighth Air Force would be to conduct strategic bombing raids from Okinawa. However, the atomic bombings of Japan led to the Japanese surrender before Eighth Air Force saw action in the Pacific theater.

The surrender of Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands came on September 7. General Joseph Stilwell accepted the surrender in an area that would later become Kadena's Stearley Heights housing area.

Known World War II units assigned to Kadena were:

  • 319th Bombardment Group (Light) (July–November 1945) (A-26)
    Assigned to Seventh Air Force and flew missions to Japan and China, attacking airdromes, shipping, marshalling yards, industrial centers, and other objectives.
  • 317th Troop Carrier Group (August–September 1945) (C-46, C-47)
    Assigned to Seventh Air Force in the Philippines. Deployed aircraft to Kadena and flew courier and passenger routes to Japan, Guam, Korea, and the Philippines, and transported freight and personnel in the area.
  • 333d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) (August 1945 – May 1946) (B-29)
    Assigned to Eighth Air Force for planned invasion of Japan. Operations terminated before the group could enter combat. For a time after the war the group ferried Allied prisoners of war from Japan to the Philippine Islands. Inactivated May 1946.
  • 346th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) (August 1945 – June 1946) (B-29)
    Assigned to Eighth Air Force for planned invasion of Japan. Operations terminated before the group could enter combat. After the war the group participated in several show-of-force missions over Japan and for a time ferried Allied prisoners of war from Okinawa to the Philippine Islands. Inactivated June 1946.
  • 316th Bombardment Wing (September 1945 – June 1948)
    Assigned to Eighth Air Force for planned invasion of Japan. Operations terminated before the group could enter combat. Reassigned to U.S. Far East Air Forces January 1946. Redesignated as 316th Composite Wing in January 1946, and 316th Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy) in May 1946. Inactivated June 1948.
  • 413th Fighter Group (November 1945 – October 1946) (P-47N)
    Assigned to Eighth Air Force and served as a part of the air defense and occupation force for the Ryukyu Islands after the war. Inactivated October 1946.

On June 7, 1946, Headquarters Eighth Air Force moved without personnel or equipment to MacDill AAF, Florida. It was replaced by the 1st Air Division which directed fighter reconnaissance, and bomber organizations and provided air defense for the Ryukyu Islands until December 1948.

Twentieth Air Force became the command and control organization for Kadena on May 16, 1949.

Postwar Years and the Korean War

Twentieth Air Force was inactivated in March 1955. Fifth Air Force became the command and control organization for Kadena. Known major postwar USAAF/USAF units assigned to Kadena have been:

  • 6th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) (June 1947 – October 1948) (B-29)
    Participated in show-of-force flights over Japan and dropped food and other relief supplies to newly freed Allied prisoners of war. Inactivated October 1948.
  • 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (August 1948 – October 1948) (F-5, F-6, RF-51, RF-61)
    Equipped with reconnaissance aircraft, flew aerial photographing missions over Japan and southern Korea. Inactivated October 1948. The 71st Air Base Group Provided base host unit support for organizations assigned to Kadena.
  • 32d Composite Wing (August 1948 – April 1949) (RB/SB-17G, C-46, RB/SB-29)
    Replaced 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. Provided photographic reconnaissance and search and rescue support. The 32d Air Base Group Provided base host unit support for organizations assigned to Kadena.
  • 6332d Air Base Group (April 1949 – January 1950)
    6332d Air Base Wing (January 1950 – May 1955)
    6313th Air Base Wing (October 1957 – December 1964)
    Provided base host unit support for organizations assigned to Kadena.
  • 19th Bombardment Group (Medium) (July 1950 – May 1954) (B-29)
    Deployed from Andersen AFB, Guam. Flew combat missions against the North Korean forces that had invaded the Republic of Korea. Targets included troops, supply dumps, airfields, steel mills, hydro-electric plants, and light metal industries. Reassigned May 1954 to Pinecastle AFB, Florida.
  • 22d Bombardment Group (Medium) (July 1950 – October 1950) (B-29)
    Deployed from March AFB, California. Flew combat missions over North Korea and attacked enemy marshalling yards, bridges, highways, airfields, and industries and supported United Nations ground forces.
  • 307th Bombardment Group (Medium) (September 1950 – February 1951) (B-29)
    Deployed from MacDill AFB Florida to engage in combat operations during the Korean War. From Kadena, the 307th staged attacks against the rapidly advancing communist forces in South Korea. While in Okinawa, the 307th was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for its air strikes against enemy forces in Korea. It was also awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation and several campaign streamers. The 307th BG returned from deployment during February 1951, however elements of the group remained deployed in Okinawa on a semi-permanent basis until 1954.
  • 581st Air Resupply Group (September 1953 – September 1956) (B-29)
    reassigned from the inactivating 581st Air Resupply and Communications Wing at Clark AB, Philippines. Performed unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency psychological operations. Deactivated and mission transferred to U.S. Navy.

18th Wing

Since November 1954, the 18th Wing under various designations has been the main United States Air Force operational unit at Kadena. Over the past 50 years, the 18th has maintained assigned aircraft, crews, and supporting personnel in a high state of readiness for tactical air requirements of Fifth Air Force and the Pacific Air Forces.

The 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing was reassigned to Kadena from Osan-ni AB (K-55), South Korea on November 1, 1954, flying three squadrons (12th, 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons) of North American F-86 Sabres. Initially the wing supported tactical fighter operations in Okinawa, as well as in South Korea, Japan, Formosa, and the Philippines with frequent deployments. In 1957, the wing upgraded to the North American F-100 Super Sabre and the designation was changed to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing. In 1960, a tactical reconnaissance mission was added to the wing with the arrival of the McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo and the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron.

On June 30, 1959 an F-100 from the wing crashed on Okinawa during a training flight after suffering an engine fire. The pilot successfully ejected and suffered no harm, but the aircraft crashed into a local elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents of the nearby neighborhood.

Beginning in 1961, the 18th was sending its tactical squadrons frequently to South Vietnam and Thailand, initially with its RF-101 reconnaissance forces, and beginning in 1964 with its tactical fighter forces supporting USAF combat missions in the Vietnam War. In 1963, the Republic F-105 Thunderchief replaced the Super Sabres. During the TDY deployments to Southeast Asia, the 12th TFS lost four aircraft, the 44th TFS lost one F-105D, and the 67th TFS lost nine aircraft, including three on the first day of the Rolling Thunder operations. Aircraft markings on natural metal/silver F-105D/F aircraft included a PACAF badge on both sides of the vertical fin, and a coloured band around the nose directly behind the radome. The deployments to Southeast Asia continued until the end of United States involvement in the conflict.

The McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II replaced the RF-101 in the reconnaissance role in 1967 An electronic warfare capability was added to the wing in late 1968 with the attachment of the 19th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron from Shaw AFB South Carolina flying the Douglas EB-66 Destroyer. The B-66s remained until 1970, flying daily over the skies of Southeast Asia.

During the 1968 Pueblo crisis, the 18th deployed between January and June to Osan Air Base, South Korea following the North Korean seizure of the vessel. Frequent deployments to South Korea have been performed ever since to maintain the air defense alert mission there. The McDonnell Douglas F/RF-4C Phantom II replaced the F-105s in 1971, and a further upgrade to the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle was made in 1979.

In 1972, the 1st Special Operations Squadron was assigned, bringing their specialized Lockheed C/MC-130 Hercules aircraft to the wing. The squadron was reassigned in 1978. The reconnaissance mission ended in 1989 with the retirement of the RF-4Cs, and the deactivation of the 15th TRS.

The designation of the wing changed on October 1, 1991 to the 18th Wing with the implementation of the Objective Wing concept. With the objective wing, the mission of the 18th expanded to the Composite Air Wing concept of multiple different wing missions with different aircraft. The mission of the 18th was expanded to include aerial refueling with Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tanker aircraft; and surveillance, warning, command and control Boeing E-3 Sentry, and communications. Added airlift mission in June 1992 with the Beech C-12 Huron, transporting mission critical personnel, high-priority cargo and distinguished visitors. In February 1993, the 18th Wing gained responsibility for coordinating rescue operations in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

BRAC 2005

In November 2006, the U.S. Army's 1-1 ADA Battalion, a Patriot PAC-III unit, deployed to Kadena from Fort Bliss Texas. They are assigned to the 94th AAMDC, PACOM, they were assigned to 31st ADA Brigade at Fort Bliss. The move was part of the BRAC consolidation of U.S. Army bases and security agreements between the U.S. and Japan. The battalion's mission is to defend the base against tactical ballistic missiles from North Korea. The deployment was controversial in Okinawa. The unit was greeted by protests.

Other units

Other major units assigned to Kadena since 1954 have been:

  • 313th Air Division (March 1955 – October 1991)
    Assumed responsibility for air defense of the Ryukyu Islands and tactical operations in the Far East, maintaining assigned forces at the highest possible degree of combat readiness. In addition, it supported Fifth Air Force in the development, planning, and coordination of requirements for future Air Force operations in the Ryukyu Islands. The division also supported numerous exercises such as Cope Thunder, Cope Diamond, Team Spirit, and Cope North. Provided base host unit support for organizations assigned to Kadena (May 1955 – October 1957, December 1964 – October 1974). The Air Division was incorporated into the 18th Composite Wing in 1991.
  • Kadena Task Force (Provisional) (SAC) (May 1955 – May 1958) (RB/ERB-47H)
    Performed Electronic Reconnaissance and Countermeasures activities.
  • 498th Tactical Missile Group (February 1961 – October 1969) (TM-76B / CGM-13B)
    Equipped with the TM-76B, renumbered in 1963 to CGM-13B Mace guided cruise missile, four hard site launch sites.
  • 4252nd Strategic Wing (SAC) (January 1965 – April 1970)
    376th Strategic Wing (SAC) (April 1970 – August 1973) (B-52, KC-135, EC-135)
    Activated by Strategic Air Command at Kadena. Replaced 4252nd Strategic Wing. Conducted B-52 combat operations in Southeast Asia from January 1965 to September 1970, when Arc Light Missions from the base were terminated. Conducted KC-135 air refueling and EC-135 electronic reconnaissance from April 1970 to April 1973. Conducted airborne radio relay operations, April–November 1970, February–June 1971 and March 1972 – August 1973. Until 1991, the wing controlled the 909th Air Refueling Squadron (KC-135A/Q/R) and supported rotational reconnaissance aircraft (TR-1, SR-71) after the deactivation of the 9th SRW in 1974. The Wing was deactivated at Kadena on October 30, 1991 with the drawdown of strategic forces. Its mission was absorbed by the host 18th Wing.
  • 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SAC) (1968–1974) (A-12, SR-71)
    Deployed from Beale Air Force Base, California, Performed strategic reconnaissance over Southeast Asian enemy territory (North Vietnam, Laos). The SR-71s averaged approximately one sortie a week for nearly two years. By 1970, the SR-71s were averaging two sorties per week. By 1972, the Blackbird was flying nearly one sortie every day. While deployed in Okinawa, the SR-71s and their aircrew members gained the nickname Habu (as did the A-12s preceding them) after a southeast Asian pit viper which the Okinawans thought the plane resembled.

Beacon

The U.S. air force takes charge of maintenance.

See also

  • USAAF in Okinawa

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Kadena Air Base".

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1).
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • Fletcher, Harry R. (1989) Air Force Bases Volume II, Active Air Force Bases outside the United States of America on 17 September 1982. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6
  • Martin, Patrick (1994). Tail Code: The Complete History of USAF Tactical Aircraft Tail Code Markings. Schiffer Military Aviation History. ISBN 0-88740-513-4.
  • Rogers, Brian (2005). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. Hinkley, England: Midland Publications. ISBN 1-85780-197-0.

External links and references

  • globalsecurity.org on Kadena
  • 498th Tactical Missile Group at Kadena
  • 1-1 ADA Battalion's Official Homepage
  • 静かな夜を返せ!/未明離陸に抗議集会
  • Research the Battle of Okinawa Here


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General Info
Country Japan
ICAO ID RODN
Time UTC+9
Latitude 26.355612
26° 21' 20.20" N
Longitude 127.767633
127° 46' 03.48" E
Elevation 143 feet
44 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 004° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
Island Group Okinawa I
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR
All UHF Eqpt acft must utilize twr UHF freq while opr in the KADENA tfc pat.
126.2
315.8
236.6
PTD 131.4
266.0
18 WG COMD POST 311.0
355.2
METRO
Alt Futenma METRO 290.6
344.6
BASE OPS 266.0
AIR MOBILIY CTRL CTR
CALL 'KADENA AMCC'
128.0
349.4
15821
GND CTL 118.5
275.8
CLNC DEL 123.3
235.0
ATIS
2000-1400Z.
124.2
280.5
Communications Remarks  
POST Call KEYSTONE OPS. HAVE QUICK timing avbl. For HF freq call DSN 634-1800.
A/D NORTH 119.1 335.8 SOUTH 126.5 258.3 Class B Airspace. For Okinawa TCA, See Section C, RADAR SERVICE PROGRAM OKINAWA TERMINAL AREA.
MISC HAVE QUICK timing avbl 355.2. For HF freq call DSN 634-1800.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05R/23L 12100 x 200 feet
3688 x 61 meters
CONCRETE. 056RBWT NO
05L/23R 12100 x 300 feet
3688 x 91 meters
ASPHALT 043RBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VORTAC KAD KADENA 057X 112 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel JP-8, SemiKeroscene MIL Spec T-83133, without icing inhibitor
Oil O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

SOAP Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program
Other Fluids W, Water Thrust Augmentation - Jet Aircraft

SP, Single Point Refueling

PRESAIR, Air Compressors rated 3,000PSI or more

LHOX, Low and high pressure oxygen servicing

LOX, Liquid oxygen servicing
JASU A/M32A-86
AC:115/200v, 3 phase, 90 kva, 0.8pf, 4 wire, DC: 28v,1500 amp, 72kw

AM32-95
150+/-5lb/min (2055+/- 68cfm) at 51+/- 2psia

MC-1A
AC:115/208v,400 cycle, 3 phase, 37.5kva,0.8pf, 108 amp, 4 wire, DC: 28v, 500 amp, 14kw


Remarks
A-GEAR Nml configuration on Rwy 05L-23R is for dep end BAK-13 and BAK-12 and Rwy 05R-23L dep end and app end BAK-12. Barriers removed 1300-2100Z wkd, H24 wkend and hol, and other times at ATC's discretion. 20 min notification to ATC rqr for chg inconfiguration.
CAUTION Aircrews should exer caution on 05L/23R on ungrooved portion of TDZ following rain event where water is ponded or sfc appears glassy. Exp reduced brkg performance or possible hydroplaning in ungrooved areas of TDZ. Last 1300' Rwy 23R extremely slick when wet. Use extreme caution when taxiing on Twy K btn Twy C and D due to congestion. Extv jet and lo level act within 50 NM of Kadena 2300-1000Z Sun-Fri. No visual ref avbl on ngt tkof byd end of Rwy 23L/R.Dur VMC, all acft mustremain blw 1300' til dep end of rwy to ensure separation of overhead tfc pat, unless otherwise cleared by ATC. USAF copters opr with reduced lgt blw 500' AGL wi a 50 NM rad of Kadena btn the hr of SS and SR. Bird haz, see FLIP Planning, AP/3 JAPAN Route and Area Restrictions.
FLUID W, SP, PRESAIR, LHOX, LOX
FUEL 80-Aero club use only. 115, J8
LGT Rwy 23R nstd ALS - missing station one, three, and four cntrline barrette. Rwy 05L nstd ALS - missing station one cntrline barrette.
MISC Rwy 05R-23L grooved. Rwy 05L grooved 3100' and Rwy 23R grooved 1500', ea begins 500' fr thld. All acft ctc GND prior to eng start. Exp hvy cat wake turbulence separation behind KC-135R model acft. All UHF eqpt acft must utilize twr UHF freqwhile opr in the KADENA tfc pat. Extv PAR trng in progress, exp controller trainee during radar final. Std USAF RSRS applied. ATC pers will notify wx chg as part of the Cooperative Weather Watch (CWW) pro. CWW will include, but not limitedto, twr and sector vis and significant PIREP to be incorporated in obsn and TAFs. Base Wx Station provides H24 obsn, ltd wx brief support. METRO svc ltd. Remote wx briefings/phone patches avbl 24hr fr 17th Wx Sqdn at DSN 315-449-7924/8333/8335, 2hr ntc rqr for timely brief. AMC aircrews ctc 733 AMS Comd Post at DSN 634-1841. VFR acft inbd to Kadena AB ctc PTD 15 mins prior to arr. Base OPS has ltd COMSEC storage avbl. Base OPS has no COMSEC avbl for tran aircrew; trans aircrew should plan to arr with aprx amount of COMSEC to compl entire msn.
NS ABTMT See FLIP Planning, AP/3. Pro strictly enforced, no arr/dep btn 1300-2100Z wo 18 OG/CC apvl; exc AMC priority 1, 2 or 3 (sked Chan) msn. Ctc Comd Post DSN 634-1800 for apvl. Minimize reverse thrust to max extn possible.
OIL 0-148,156, SOAP
RSTD PPR exc AMC sked msn, DV6 or higher, SAM and AIREVAC msn. Request PPR at least 24 hr in advance, but no earlier than 3 days in advance. New PPR rqr if acft can not adhere to PPR block time +/- 30 min of sked ldg and dep. Ctc AMOPS DSN 634-3118/2492 fax extn 2493 or C011-81-6117-343118 fax extn 342493. Rwy 05L-23R clsd ev 4th Fri; 2230Z - Sat 0230Z; Rwy 05R-23L clsd ev 4th Sat 0330Z-0730Z. Avoid ovft of Hosp at 26 18.8' N 127 46.3' E (KAD CH 57 182/2.5 DME). Jet tactical andoverhead pat operations proh from civil twilight to sunrise wkd and Sat, 1300Z Sat-2100Z Sun and Hol unless apvd by 18 OG/CC. TCA, see THEATER FLIGHT DATA/PROCEDURES Section C. Exc for taxi, DO NOT pt exhaust toward adj perimeter road. Tran acft, exc AMC msn, carrying haz cargo must ctc Base OPS no later than 30 min out for prk rqr. Acft with DV Code 7 or abv ctc KEYSTONE OPS 30 min prior to ldg.All AMC msn and NALO acft must ctc Air Mobility Control Center (call sign Kadena AMCC) 30 min out wi arr/dep and cargo/pax info. All NALO acft must ctc tran alert to coord svc. Hardstands 118 and 333 clsd to all acft due to equip stor. Parking spot Ops 4 and CME ramp permanently closed. Run up Pad 2, lctd on Twy L and F is proh fr hi pwr eng runs exc prior apv.
TFC PAT Exp overhead pat to Rwy 05R-23L, do not descend on downwind. Jet tactical and overhead at (alt 1800'). VFR rectangular pat (alt 1300') and aero club/copter maint 800'. Operations proh 1300-2100Z Mon-Fri, 1300Z Sat-2100Z Sun and Hol.
TRAN ALERT 6 hr svc for tran exc AMC sked, Air Evac and SAM. Tran alert/maint H24. Ctc TranAlert DSN 634-1418 for apvl/coord of msn essential round robin flt, nml unable to support routine lcl round robin msn. USN acft will be supported by AF Tran Alert and AMC Term. Req for dry ice must be made 5 duty days prior to demand, ctc DSN 634-3535, fax extn 3084. All USMC req PPR/svcg will coord wi Marine Wg Liaison Kadena DSN 632-6175. All USN acft on a shorebased det req PPR/svcg will coordwi Fleet Activities Okinawa DSN 634-7077. Transcient USN acft req PPR/svsg willcoord wi AMOPS at DSn 634-3118.



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