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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Allison Sokora, a 35th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician, hands out candy to children at Okamisawa Grade School, Misawa City, Japan, Nov. 22, 2016. According to 2nd Lt. Jacob McGill, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron program development chief, Jido-kan provides an outlet to expand and help others in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) 35th CES builds bonds in school program
While the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing share goals for cooperation to promote greater mutual understanding and trust, squadrons find other ways than operationally to foster the bond.Jido-kan, meaning “elementary student center,” is a program which started a year ago. Although it’s headed by the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Airmen of all
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Default Air Force Logo Misawa AFB Exchange expands layaway to include laptops, computers for holiday season
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for military shoppers to keep in-demand gifts hidden away until the big day by extending fee-free layaway to computers, notebooks and laptops for a limited time.From now through Dec. 14, Misawa Exchange shoppers can use layaway to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads—items that are
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lasederick McDougle, left, and Tech. Sgt. Jake Torell, right, both swing shift flight sergeants with the 35th Security Forces Squadron, apprehend an active-shooter suspect during exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-01 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 2, 2016. BS 17-01 was held to test base safety and security in case of a real world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Team Misawa tests base readiness in active shooter exercise

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Default Air Force Logo UPDATE: Misawa Air Base incident
On November 29, at 1:47 a.m. in the lobby of the Misawa Inn, Misawa Air Base, a U.S. civilian was involved in a physical altercation with two Japanese National employees of Misawa Inn. Air Force Security Forces detained the U.S. civilian and he remains in custody on Misawa Air Base. One Japanese National employee was injured during the altercation
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Lockheed Martin and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force personnel work together to taxi in the arrival of the first Foreign Military Sales F-35A onto the 944th Fighter Wing ramp Nov. 28 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The arrival marked the next step for the international F-35 training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.) First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke
The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first Foreign Military Sales F-35 here.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Travis Rex, the 35th Fighter Wing vice commander, snags a salmon during the opening catching demonstration to the 11th Annual Salmon Festival in Oirase, Japan, Nov. 19, 2016. After catching the salmon, event attendees learned how to properly fillet their prizes. The event included salmon racing, dozens of food booths and numerous music performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Misawa vice catches first salmon at annual festival
The Annual Salmon Festival in Oirase, Japan, attracts Japanese and Americans alike from hundreds of miles away and is known regionally as the largest salmon festival in Northern Japan. Every year, a Misawa Air Base commander speaks at the event as an opportunity to thank the Japanese community for their ongoing support of U.S. operations in the region.
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I knew depression had taken hold of my life. The illness was common within my immediate family, but I kept these warning signs to myself. I didn’t want to appear weak or spineless. I didn’t want to be discharged from the military.  But that was just the stigma I created for myself. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) Finding strength to triumph depression, anxiety
Before the sunlight touched my window, my alarm pierced the silence of my bedroom. As I reach over to my night stand to click snooze, I think:“Just another day…” Mustering the strength to get out of bed, I find my significant other running out the door on her way to work. She tells me, “Have a great day,” and I tell her the same, but as I looked in
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