Kadena Air Base, Japan

Kadena Air Base was established in 1945, around the end of the Battle of Okinawa, and has been operated by the United States Air Force until today. It is located in Okinawa Prefecture particularly in Kadena and Chatan towns within the city. As home of the US Air Force largest combat fleet 18th Wing, the base has been the center of the US airpower in the Pacific and other associate units including the 353rd Special Operations Group, 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron and 390th Intelligence Squadron.

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Kadena Air Base

The Marine Wing Liaison Kadena or MWLK, a logistics and liaison unit that’s part of the III Marine Expeditionary Force and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, is also based at the Kadena Air Base. Currently, there are approximately 4,000 Japanese personnel and 18,000 Americans that are based in the station divided into different groups under the 18th Wing. Other units host units are the United States Navy, agencies from the Department of the Defense as well as major commands of the Air Force.

With over decades of combined experience fighting court martial cases, administrative proceedings, military


separations, and non-judicial punishment for service members, Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC can help servicemen who formerly served at Kadena Air Base for any legal service needs.

Our team of military defense attorneys is qualified to aggressively defend and represent clients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. We specialize in the following legal services:

  • Court martial cases
  • Pre charging investigation and representation
  • UCMJ Article 120 sexual assault
  • Show cause boards
  • Administrative separation boards
  • Article 15s and non-judicial punishment (NJP)
  • Article 32 investigations
  • Appeals
  • Discharge upgrades
  • Correction of military records
  • Administrative proceedings
  • And letter of reprimand rebuttals

In addition to represent clients at Kadena Air Base, our services are also available throughout the United States, Europe (Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Cypress, Belgium, Turkey), the Middle East (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Qatar), and the Pacific Rim (Korea, Guam, Hawaii, Japan).

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