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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Rosales, a dedicated crew chief with the 13th Fighter Squadron, taxies an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 16, 2017. The 13th FS flew 36 sorties a day during a three-day surge. Airmen work around the clock to increase mission capabilities to provide worldwide deployable forces while defending Japan with U.S. forward presence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto) Misawa fighter pilots and maintenance Airmen double operations during surge
The 13th Fighter Squadron and its maintenance team increased operations during a three-day surge, generating 36 sorties each day, here, Feb. 13-16. “We increase our operations tempo – doubling it – going from flying two flying periods to four flying periods,” said Lt. Col. David Wray, the 13th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “We’re having
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A building releases steam at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2017. In order to provide heat to buildings, water is sent to boilers which vaporize and go through several pipes throughout the base. Once the steam reaches a building, it goes through a compactor, separating the heat from the water and blowing it into the rooms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Steam plant operations bring the heat
The roar of an F-16 Fighting Falcon rips overhead through the snowy sky as Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group prepare the next aircraft for launch.  Despite the weather, their hands stay warm enough to tighten the next bolt thanks to the constant hiss of Misawa's steam plants.Exploiting the power of steam, the 35th Civil Engineer
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Wild Weasel Wild Weasel of the Week: Amn Vanessa Gonzalez
Each week a member of the 35th Fighter Wing is selected as the Wild Weasel of the Week. This individual is recognized based on superior performance, outstanding work ethic, and overall good conduct and discipline. The 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit chose Amn Vanessa Gonzalez, a scheduler, to be their Wild Weasel of the Week.What is your daily
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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Medical Group watch their wingmen train with a Philips HeartStart MRx defibrillator and heart monitor at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 3, 2017. Practicing with different medical personnel builds team cohesiveness among the different squadrons within the 35th MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Medical personnel stay ready for the real deal
Medical facility personnel arrive for another day on the job and prepare for the day’s workload. Immediately a voice over the intercom sounds off, “Code blue! Code blue! Code blue!,” alerting all staff a patient has collapsed from a heart attack and requires immediate attention.When a 35th Medical Group team assembles, it’s during these intense
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Inzunza, with the 35th Civil Engineering Squadron, moves cinder blocks with soldiers of the Royal Thai Army at Ban Non Lueam School in Korat Province, Thailand, Jan. 27, 2017. Inzunza, a native of San Jose, Calif., is a heavy construction supervisor while supporting COBRA GOLD 17 (CG17). In its 36th iteration, CG17 is the largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger) US, Thai relationship rekindled during COBRA GOLD 17
Cobra Gold is a Thailand and United States co-sponsored Combined Task Force and joint theater security cooperation exercise conducted annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. CG17 kicked off Feb. 14 and will close out on Feb. 24 with up to 29 nations participating.
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 7, 2017. Airmen from the 14th Fighter Squadron departed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of exercise COPE NORTH 2017. The annual exercise, which originated here in 1978, serves as a keystone event promoting stability and security throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enabling regional forces to hone vital readiness skills critical to maintaining regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) COPE NORTH 2017 set to strengthen multilateral partnerships in Pacific
Approximately 130 Airmen and multiple F-16 Fighting Falcons departed Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 7 and 8, to participate in Exercise COPE NORTH 2017.CN17 is a multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise, originating here in 1978, now conducted annually at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 15 through March 3. The
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SrA Trentyn Tavares Wild Weasel of the Week: SrA Trentyn Tavares
Each week a member of the 35th Fighter Wing is selected as the Wild Weasel of the Week. This individual is recognized based on superior performance, outstanding work ethic, and overall good conduct and discipline. The 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron chose Senior Airman Trentyn Tavares, a Labor and Delivery Technician, to be their Wild Weasel of
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