Kadena Air Base Airport (DNA)

Blooming like a flower amidst the Ryukyu Islands, Kadena Air Base (DNA) is a base for the USAF’s 18th Wing, the 353rd Special Group, and 1st Battalion among others in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. It is the largest US Air Force base in East Asia with more than 20,000 American service members deployed here currently. 

It is one of the busiest facilities in this prefecture with several families of the United States Air Force residing here. Other units that are based at this base are: 

  • American Forces Network Detachment 11, AFNEWS, 
  • Det 3, Pacaf Air Postal Squation
  • Det 3, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
  • 525 EMXS, Support Center Pacific
  • Det 3, Wr-Alc Air Force Petroleum Office

GeneraI Information about Kadena Air Base Airport

The following table is an overview of DNA Airport indicated below:

AirportKadena Air Base
Airport TypeMilitary
OwnerVarious (leased by Government of Japan and made available to the U.S.)
OperatorU.S. Air Force
Built In (Year)1945
Kadena Air Base CodeDNA
Kadena Air Base Runway2
Kadena Air Base AddressHigashi, Kadena, Nakagami District, Okinawa, Japan
Contact Number719-567-1110.
Official Websitewww.kadena.af.mil
Elevation43.6 metres (143 ft)

Kadena Air Base Airport Code

Kadena Air Base code is DNA. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport. Its elevation above sea level is 43.6 meters. 

Address: Higashi, Kadena, Nakagami District,  Okinawa, Japan. 
Kadena Air Base Zip Code: 904-0200

ZIP CODE904-0200

Kadena Air Base (DNA) Runways

Kadena Air Base Airport has two runways:

05R-23L12,100 ft200 ftConcreteYes
05L-23R12,100 ft300 ftAsphaltYes

Kadena Air Base Map

The Kadena Air Base location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Facilities and services at Kadena AB

Kadena Air Base offers various facilities and services.

  • Gate 5 Park
  • Amelia Earhart Intermediate School
  • Banyan Tree Golf Course
  • Bob Hope Primary School
  • Early Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)
  • Jack’s Place Restaurant
  • Kadena Aeroclub
  • Kadena Base Exchange
  • Kadena Commissary
  • Kadena Elementary School
  • Kadena High School
  • Kadena Middle School
  • Kadena Passenger Terminal
  • Officers Club
  • Rocker Enlisted Club
  • Ryukyu Middle School
  • Schilling Community Center
  • Stearley Heights Elementary School
  • The Asian Division of the University of Maryland University College

Nearest major airport to Kadena AB

Some of the closest airports to Kadena AB Airport are:

  • Naha Air Base (OKA / ROAH) – 37 km
  • Kumejima Airport(UEO / ROKJ) -127 km
  • Amami Airport(ASJ / RJKA) – 301 km
  • Miyako Airport (MMY / ROMY)- 303 km
  • Iejima Airport(IEJ / RORE) – 41 km
  • Aguni Airport(AGJ / RORA) – 59 km
  • Kerama Airport – (KJP / ROKR) 69 km

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