Kadena Eagles Visit Mainland

F-15 Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB, Japan, relocated from Okinawa to mainland Japan for two weeks of training with the Japan Air Self Defense Force at Tsuiki Air Base in southern Japan. “We look forward to training together and continuing to improve our interoperability and combat readiness,” 44th FS Commander Lt. Col. Kevin Jamieson said in a release. A total of 12 F-15s and more than 150 pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from Kadena’s 18th Wing launched the Aviation Training Relocation to Tsuiki, Aug. 21, according to a release. The unit’s aircraft will practice interoperability with Japanese F-15J/DJ Eagles and other fighters of the JASDF’s host 8th Air Wing. Kadena F-15s conducted similar two-week, bilateral training events with their Japanese counterparts at Nyutab?aru Air Base last year and Komatsu Air Base the year prior.