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U.S. Air Force weapons standardization Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Group compete for bragging rights during the 3rd quarter loading competition. Misawa load competition challenges weapons Airmen readiness
The brash horn ricochets off hangar bay concrete walls alerting two three-person weapons load crews to begin the race to meet each required objective—speed, cleanliness, but most importantly, safety— while weapons experts evaluated them at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 11.This friendly competition challenges weapons loading teams assigned to the
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Getting the repairs Bilateral airfield lighting duo guides pilots home
This is part two in a series highlighting the teams charged with keeping Misawa's airfield mission-ready at all times.An F-16 Fighting Falcon quickly approaches Misawa’s runway in the middle of a dense, rainy storm, at 9 p.m., with thick clouds and little visibility. Breaking through the clouds with only a split second before touchdown, the pilot
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Sweating away the pain Safeguarding peace: Team effort, Team Misawa
The humidity smacks Airmen as they enter a room littered with foam rollers, grubby mats and nylon straps. Apprehensively, the group of Airmen remove their boots and walk to their assigned area on the large sweat-soaked, blue mats.Simultaneously, another, more experienced security forces Airman dons a red, padded suit, and they know their time is
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Pippin, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, explains the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission and their heritage as “Wild Weasels” while talking with Wenatchee Valley delegates visiting Misawa City during their annual cultural exchange tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2017. First transpacific flight creates Washington, Misawa bond
Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
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Default Air Force Logo JASDF to conduct PAC-3 training at U.S. installations in Japan
The Japan Air Self Defense Force will temporarily deploy Patriot missile batteries to several U.S. installations in Japan beginning Aug. 29, 2017, to practice and refine their ability to rapidly respond to North Korean missile threats.
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Mike Bishop standing with Ms. Makiko Oshima, Deputy Director, Treaties Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Master Sgt. Steven Lyonnais, Misawa Air Base’s Airfield Manager, pose for a photo in front of an RQ-4 Global Hawk on the flight line of Misawa AB, May 30, 2014. (Courtesy Photo) Remembering an Incredible Airman
Michael J. Bishop, the Chief of Aviation Affairs at 5th Air Force, passed away in the morning of Aug 9. He left behind an enduring legacy here in Japan after 55 years of service to the United States Air Force.
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Osprey is approved for takeoff Northern Viper tests Team Misawa’s readiness
Military exercises bring teams’ strengths and weaknesses to light, providing vital feedback used to ultimately overcome challenges and stretch flexibility while executing the mission. Exercise Northern Viper 17 did just that throughout the month of August, testing Team Misawa’s support readiness by bringing in more than 500 Marines and multiple
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Airman Drummer Beats Adversity With Style
35 Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 14, 2017 | 2:22
Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airmen.
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