Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific, and home to the Air Force's largest combat wing -- the 18th Wing -- and a variety of associate units. Together they form "Team Kadena" -- a world-class combat team ready to fight and win from the Keystone of the Pacific.
Nearly 18,000 Americans and more than 4,000 Japanese employees and contractors make up Team Kadena. The base's estimated economic impact upon Okinawa's economy is more than $700 million annually.
Watch video on YouTube The Kadena Special Olympics is the largest Department of Defense sponsored Special Olympics outside of the United States. Airman 1st Class Daryn Murphy shows us how the event brings U.S. Air Force Col. Brian McDaniel and his family closer together.
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