Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

National Dec 22, 2016

Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap

A collision between a U.S. anti-submarine surveillance aircraft and a towing vehicle at a U.S. military base in Okinawa on Sunday has been classified as a severe "Class A" mishap, according to data released by the U.S. Naval Safety Center. The collision at the U.S. ...

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

National / Crime & Legal May 22, 2016

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence. Carter extended "his sincere apologies to ...

Fears widen over Kadena toxins

National Feb 1, 2014

Fears widen over Kadena toxins

by Jon Mitchell

Just days after the commander of U.S. Kadena Air Base, near the city of Okinawa, promised parents their children's schools were safe from dioxin contamination, a further 50 chemical barrels have been unearthed from adjacent land and a retired U.S. Air Force major has ...