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Cope Angel wings soar across mainland Japan Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan
Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.CA17 is an annual bilateral event between the JASDF, known as the Koku-Jieitai, and U.S. Air Force in order to fortify interoperability between Team
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Demi Ebert, a 35th Force Support Squadron recreation assistant, measures cedar planks in the woodshop at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 1, 2017. The shop carries various types of wood like mahogany, cherry and purpleheart. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Master wood working Weasel creates custom art
As the smell of fresh lumber hangs in the air, windows grow hazy from layers of sawdust and work orders flow in from every squadron, a skilled craftsman adamantly works to create masterpieces for all his customers. The 35th Force Support Squadron wood workshop is led by Yutaka Kashiwazaki, a 35th FSS woodshop master laborer who dedicates his
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Dropping contents Public Health: running the trap
The 35th Fighter Wing Public Health team is charged with protecting Team Misawa from a vast array of illness and disease by minimizing health risks within the community.“Public health’s motto is ‘preventing disease, premature death and disability,’” said Airman 1st Class Morgan Boyd, a 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician.One
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Halo Freeze Misawa Airman tricks to new heights
“There’s a saying, ‘success is a few disciplines practiced everyday, over an extended period of time,’ so I knew if I took consistent action everyday I would start landing all these different flips.”U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Poole, a 35th Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare technician and tricking practitioner, spends hours each day
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Petri Brand, a bioenvironmental engineering journeyman with the 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, tightens his mask at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 19, 2016. Brand suited up in a chemical protective suit to show the extent of their work when a chemical is present in the area. Bioenvironmental engineering specialists focus on reducing health hazards in the workplace and the surrounding areas to ensure mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) S. African transforms into Airman, citizen
Travelling 8,258 miles from the tip of one continent to the east coast of another, a family of four uprooted their lives with the vision of a fresh start, capitalizing on opportunities afforded in the United States.With the economy steadily declining and crime increasing day by day in South Africa, America was a better location to raise two
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The U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal rests on the chest of Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki, the Northern Aircraft Control and Warning Wing vice commander, after it was presented at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 27, 2017. Araki received this medal for his actions during his tenure at Yokota Air Base, Japan, as Operations Support Wing, Air Defense Command vice commander. His accomplishments included being a key asset during the Yokota Friendship Festival, exercise KEEN EDGE and enhancing bilateral partnerships among the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman) JASDF leader presented with AF medal
Oblivious to the fact he was about to be bestowed a sought out Air Force medal, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki sat with 35th Fighter Wing and Northern Air Defense Force leadership during what he thought was a routine commander’s call.Araki, the Northern Aircraft Control and Warning Wing vice commander, with a hot cup of tea
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager, runs during a marathon at the Nakuidake Trail Festival in Shichinohe, Japan, May 21, 2017. Tilley began his running career in 2008 when he decided to make a healthy change to his life during his time at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. After arriving at Misawa, he joined the Misawa Flyers Running group, who meet weekly. (Courtesy photo) Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time
Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental. “I think your fitness and work standards have a direct correlation,” said Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager. “If you’re motivated to get up, run
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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.