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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Slavik, left, a 35th Medical Support Squadron medical logistics technician, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Kovacs, Jr., right, a 14th Fighter Squadron crew chief, pose in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Blood ties: Misawa siblings serve side-by-side
Seldom are intimate memories shared with those who aren’t blood relatives; when you spend two decades or more with the same handful of people, there’s a connection built that’s hard to break. For two Misawa Airmen, they have that family dynamic halfway across the globe.“It’s nice having a piece of family here,” said Senior Airman Amber Slavik, a
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You got served 'You got served': Misawa dining facility fuels exercise Northern Viper
Pots clang, oven doors whip open and hot air and steam fill the air while small two-inch music speakers attempt to drown out the loud reminders of hard work.The dining facility is operating at more than 200 percent capacity at Misawa Air Base, Japan.“We have Marines here for exercise Northern Viper 17,” explained U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Theda
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Service members search for trash at Miss Veedol Beach, Misawa, Japan, August 19, 2017, during Exercise Northern Viper 2017. Marines, Sailors, Airmen banded together with Misawa City employees to participate in the beach cleanup. NV17 tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps forces to enhance regional cooperation between participating nations to collectively deter security threats. 1st MAW Marines strengthen relationship with Misawa community
More than 20 Marines, Sailors and Airmen banded together with Misawa City employees to conduct a beach cleanup at Miss Veedol Beach in Misawa, Japan, August 19, 2017, during Exercise Northern Viper 2017. The Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Airmen from Misawa Air Base 35th Fighter Wing, believe
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Cope Angel wings soar across mainland Japan Draughon range expands joint, bilateral training limits
The Draughon Range is to Team Misawa as Mount Hakkoda is to avid skiers; this expansive plot of land provides the ultimate training ground to an array of service members working to improve their skills in Northern Japan.The 35th Operations Group Draughon Range personnel work daily with U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2
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A collaboration of forces make day memorable for orphanages. Joint team brings orphanage to Misawa
The Hirosaki Aiseien Orphanage visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 11, for an action packed day with U.S. service members and fast jets.The 29 children and nine staff members experienced American fast food at the Exchange food court then, with bright eyes and full bellies, proceeded on their adventure into an aircraft hangar, greeted by the
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Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, the U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, meets with Airmen from Misawa Air Base, Japan. Dual-hatted USFJ, 5th AF commander visits Team Misawa
Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, the 5th Air Force and U.S. Forces, Japan commander, made his first visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 14 and 15.“I loved my visit up here,” the general said. “What I found was tremendous pride, professionalism and team work. I could clearly tell all the Airmen I met are excited about their jobs and most importantly,
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Airframes on Misawa runway Airfield management Airmen ensure takeoffs, landings
This is part one in a series highlighting the teams charged with keeping Misawa's airfield mission-ready at all times.While Misawa is known for the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon, its runway hosts many air frames from all U.S. military services, several partner nations and even civilian air lines each month.  A small team of 10 Airmen ensure every
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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.