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Kazumasa Taneichi, the mayor of Misawa City, speaks to an audience during the 24th Annual Traffic Safety Day in Misawa City, Japan, July 22, 2016. The event beckoned more than 100 service members from Misawa Air Base to help promote traffic safety awareness and the prevention of vehicle accidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) Annual Traffic Safety Day promotes safe driving, U.S.-Japan partnership
Dressed in service uniforms, more than 100 U.S. military and Japan Air Self-Defense Force personnel attended the 24th Annual Traffic Safety Day in the Misawa Civic Center, July 22. The summer event, which began in 1992 and lasts for 10 days each year, stressed the importance of preventing traffic-related accidents and encouraged the promotion of
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U.S. Air Force Staff.Sgt Leiah Cooper, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, holds a young girl from the Kasih Abadi Care Center during Cope Taufan 16 in Seberan Jaya, Pulau Pinang, July 23, 2016.  Cooper was one of many U.S. and Malaysian Airmen who visited two local orphanages in Pulau Pinang. CT 16 is a Pacific Air Forces led exercise that reinforces U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation goals for the Southeast Asia region and demonstrates U.S. capability to project forces strategically in a combined, joint environment.  More than 450 Airmen are participating, as well as four U.S. Air Force airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon) U.S., Malaysian Airmen give back
As part of a community relations event during Cope Taufan 16, U.S. Air Force and Royal Malaysian Air Force visited two local orphanages, donated money and provided furniture to children in need, in Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, July 23, 2016. CT 16 is a PACAF-led exercise that reinforces U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation goals for the Southeast Asia region and demonstrates U.S. capability to project forces strategically in a combined, joint environment. More than 450 Airmen are participating, as well as four U.S. Air Force airframes.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Hostettler, a 35th Fighter Wing chaplain, speaks at a memorial retreat ceremony for a fallen service member while deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Dec. 29, 2015.  Hostettler provided a listening ear and crisis counseling to all the Airmen in need and encouraged them to seek help during their grieving period. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Taking a leap of faith to light the way for others
Military chaplains are known for providing a listening ear and crisis counseling to all in need. In light of the guidance they provide, these same individuals may face their own struggles and their true accomplishments can go unnoticed. U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Hostettler, a 35th Fighter Wing chaplain, has served as an active-duty chaplain for
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron operate k-loaders at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 17, 2016. The Airmen loaded more than 461,000 pounds of cargo destined for Exercise Pitch Black, a three-week multi-national large force employment exercise being conducted from Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal, from July 29 to Aug. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Rapid mobility: Misawa fighter squadrons deploy during mass movement
During a mass movement starting July 12 and spanning roughly a week, more than 500 Airmen from across Misawa Air Base departed for exercises Cope Taufan 16 and Pitch Black.Every summer, Airmen from Misawa depart to various temporary duty locations, allowing them to gain practice in another mission set while in a new environment.Exercise Cope Taufan
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Participants of Cope Taufan 2016 pose for a photo in front of the 18th Squadron, Royal Malaysian Air Force auditorium building, at Pangkalan Udara Butterworth Air Base, Malaysia, July 18, 2016.  Cope Taufan 16 is a PACAF-led exercise that reinforces U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Cooperation goals for the Southeast Asia region and demonstrates U.S. capability to project forces strategically in a combined, joint environment.  More than 450 Airmen are participating, as well as four U.S. Air Force airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon) Cope Taufan 16 kicks off
“We are doing high end force integration efforts, because that’s the way…if we had to fight…we would fight together in this security environment,” said Col. Travis Rex, United States Air Force Exercise Director.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen board a Boeing 757 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2016. The plane was destined for Pangkalan Udara Butterworth and Pangkalan Udara Subang, Malaysia, where nearly 250 Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing will participate in exercise Cope Taufan 16. The exercise allows for an exchange of techniques and procedures to enhance interoperability and cooperation between U.S. and Royal Malaysian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) 35th FW Airmen depart for Cope Taufan 16
U.S. Air Force Airmen board a Boeing 757 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2016. The plane was destined for Pangkalan Udara Butterworth and Pangkalan Udara Subang, Malaysia, where nearly 250 Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing will participate in exercise Cope Taufan 16. The exercise allows for an exchange of techniques and procedures to enhance
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Default Air Force Logo Updated USFJ Liberty Order for all U.S. Military Personnel in Japan
U.S. Forces, Japan, announced an update to the liberty order that is effective immediately. Two updates were made to the existing liberty program, including new operational levels to define liberty and updates to the buddy policy.
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Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy receives the Pacific Air Forces banner from Gen. David L. Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, during an assumption-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 12, 2016. O’Shaughnessy was promoted to general prior to the ceremony, attended by Goldfein, and Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., U.S. Pacific Command commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kamaile Chan) O’Shaughnessy assumes command of PACAF
Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy assumed command of Pacific Air Forces July 12 during a ceremony here.
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Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron salute Maj. Gen. Timothy S. Green, the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers and Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics, engineering and force protection with Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as he arrives on a tour bus at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 1, 2016. Green’s visit consisted of a squadron all call, a tour of the base dorms, breakfast and lunch with Airmen, and briefings within the 35th CES complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) AF director of civil engineers tours new EOD compound
Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron salute Maj. Gen. Timothy S. Green, the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers and Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics, engineering and force protection with Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as he arrives on a tour bus at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 1, 2016. Green’s visit consisted of a squadron all call, a
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John L. Dolan, Fifth Air Force commander, left, and Col. R. Scott Jobe, 35th Fighter Wing commander, right, smile for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 7, 2016. Airmen gathered to witness Col. Timothy Sundvall, the assistant deputy director of Operations with the Joint Staff J3, relinquish command to Col. R. Scott Jobe, 35th FW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) 35th FW welcomes new commander
The 35th Fighter Wing guidon was placed into new hands during a change of command ceremony here, July 7.During the ceremony, Col. Timothy Sundvall relinquished command of the fighter wing to its 65th commander Col. R. Scott Jobe.The event was presided over by Lt. Gen. John Dolan, U.S. Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force commander, who noted that the
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