Kadena Air Base

Kadena Air Base
沖縄県, JP


嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō), (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Kadena Air Base is home to the USAF’s 18th Wing, the 353d Special Operations Group, reconnaissance units, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, and a variety of associated units. Over 20,000 American servicemembers, family members, and Japanese employees live or work aboard Kadena Air Base.It is the largest and most active US Air Force base in the Far East.

Kadena Air Base’s history dates back to just before the 1 April 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. The United States seized it from the Japanese.

Gate and Hours

Kadena Air Base
Gate 1: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 2: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 3: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 4: Open 0630-0900 / 1600-1800 Monday through Friday
Gate 5: Open only to DoDDS-affiliated employees and incoming and outgoing traffic for on-base schools from 0615-0845 / 1315-1645

Quick Reference

AMC Passenger Terminal-Kadena AB
Kadena AB, JPN

Aero Club- Kadena AB
Bldg 736,
Kadena AFB, JPN

Airman and Family Readiness Center-Kadena
Bldg 220,
Kadena AB, JPN

American Red Cross -Kadena AB
Kadena AB, JPN

Banyan Tree Club
Kuter Blvd., Bldg 431,
Kadena AFB, JPN

Chapel Airmen’s Ministry Center-Wired Bean
Kuter Blvd., Bldg 612,
Kadena AB, JPN

Chapel One-Douglas Bldv.
Douglas Blvd., Bldg 9800,
Kadena AB, JPN

Community Bank-Kadena AB
Bldg 405,
Kadena AB, JPN

Education Center
Bldg 59,
Kadena AB, JPN

Exchange-Kadena AB
Bldg 412,
Kadena AB, JPN

Housing Office Okinawa (Kadena AB)
Bldg 5261,
Kadena AB, JPN

Kadena AB, JPN

Medical Care

18th Medical Group,
Bldg 626, Unit 5142 APO, AP 96368-5142
Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday 0730. – 1630
*Closed for training the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1200 – 1630. and once a quarter for a full day of training.

The 18th Medical Group (MDG) Provides world-class health services to over 16.4K beneficiaries at the Air Force’s (AF) largest combat wing. We operate the largest PACAF medical and dental clinics with 90 providers supporting 120K annual visits, the AF’s 2d largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the Pacific Command dental laboratory, and the western Pacific’s only Aeromedical Staging Flight.

The 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron is PACAF’s largest and most complex aerospace team, enhancing human performance and minimizing disease at the AF’s largest combat wing and supporting 52K personnel across Okinawa.
We support missions utilizing 8 airframes, aeromedical evacuation for the western Pacific, physiology training, and preventive medicine for units from 7 major commands and 3 service branches. We also provide aeromedical staging, bioenvironmental engineering, aerospace medicine, optometry, aerospace physiology, and public health services.

The 18th Dental Squadron provides comprehensive dental services including prevention & general dentistry, as well as six dental specialties. We operates PACAF’s largest dental clinic and support the AF’s largest combat wing with 16.4K beneficiaries & complete 48,000 patient visits annually. We operate one of three AF Area Dental Laboratories, supporting 48 tri-service dental facilities.

The 18th Medical Operations Squadron delivers world-class out-patient, in-patient and specialty care to over 16.4K tri-Svc beneficiaries at the AF’s largest combat Wing. We operate the AF’s 2nd largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and PACAF’s busiest Mental Health Clinic. We provide advanced medical capabilities to include Kadena’s emergency Medical System, allergy/immunization services, and western Pacific’s sole Critical Care Air Transport Team.

The 18th Medical Support Squadron supports health services in PACAF’s largest clinic, for the AF’s largest combat wing. We provide diagnostics, therapeutic, logistical, technological, administrative, managed care and readiness planning for all staff and 16.4K beneficiaries. We serve as Pacific Command’s Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel.

Clinic Pharmacy
Location: Bldg 626, 1st Floor
Hours of Operation: 0730. – 1630. Monday thru Friday
Closed: Holidays, PACAF Family Days, and 3rd Thursday of every month @ 1200. for training
Phone: 630-4817 (DSN) or 098-960-4817 (Commercial)
Phone: 630-4817 (DSN) or 098-960-4817

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

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