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070413--MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --Capt. Kevin Hicok, 13th Fighter Squadron pilot, gives the panther "claw" sign before launching on an F-16 Close Air Support training mission here. The 13th Fighter Squadron is making final preparations for their Air Expeditionary Force deployment to Iraq this summer. The squadron will replace the 14th Fighter Squadron currently conducting combat operations in Iraq.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert Barnett) 13th FS Panthers of Misawa prepare to deploy
Shifting focus and learning a new mission seems to be the preparation theme for the Panthers of the 13th Fighter Squadron as they prepare to replace the 14th Fighter Squadron in Iraq. "Historically, the Wild Weasel mission has been to find and destroy enemy air defenses," said Capt. Larry Sullivan, 13th Fighter Squadron pilot, of the fighter wing's
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2007
Tech. Sgt. Tony Sybirski, a C-130 engine mechanic, and crew chief Airman 1st Class Nicholas Heyward work together to close a panel on a C-130 Globemaster III April 17 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Sergeant Sybirski and Airman Heyward are assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Navy photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Segedy) 'Unwavering professionalism' encouraged in all servicemembers
U.S. Forces in Japan's mission to keep peace and security in its area of responsibility is shouldered by each military member serving in the region, and USFJ leaders are encouraging all servicemembers to practice unwavering professionalism in everything they do. Unwavering professionalism is a campaign to help servicemembers think about the choices
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman's Creed exemplifies warfighting ethos
The Air Force chief of staff introduced the new "Airman's Creed" April 18 to provide Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that they can hold most dear. The Airman's Creed reflects pride in the role of air, space and cyberspace power and the Air Force's commitment in supporting and defending the nation. The creed is fueled by the Air Force's
0 4/19
2007
070413--MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --  Joseph Roginski, a representative of USA Federal Credit Union, presents Master Sgt. Steven Flatt, 35th Mission Support Squadron first sergeant, with a certificate and $3,000 check for Misawa's First Sergeant Operation Warmheart fund April 13. This is the third year the Armed Forces Financial Network awarded USA Federal Credit Union an AFFN Matching Grant. AFFN's matching contribution allows USA Federal to provide the $3,000 in direct support to Misawa's Operation Warmheart.  Operation Warmheart helps Misawa Air Force families who need financial assistance. (Courtesy photo) Misawa Operation Warmheart receives $3,000 grant
The Misawa First Sergeants Operation Warmheart program was awarded a $3,000 AFFN Matching Grant April 13. This the third year the Armed Forces Financial Network awarded USA Federal Credit Union an AFFN Matching Grant. AFFN's matching contribution allows USA Federal to provide the $3,000 in direct support to Misawa's Operation Warmheart. AFFN, USA
0 4/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Vector: Airmen Warriors
We are a Nation at war. As a Service, we've been in continuous combat for over 16 years. The strain is taking a toll on our people and our equipment, yet Airmen persevere, going above and beyond the call of duty every hour of every day. We have answered the Nation's call to defend America, its interests and ideals. As Airmen, we have a unique
0 4/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo 13 Misawa residents earn degrees
Thirteen Misawa residents will receive their degrees when they graduate from the University of Maryland University College at their commencement ceremony April 21 in Tokyo. Congratulations to:Associate of Arts Kimberly McDonald Keiko SatoBenjamin Seabolt Bachelor of Arts/Science Jacklyn Ann Adams Valerie BellTina Hallmon Kelvin JohnsonRebecca
0 4/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo PACAF leads the way for Anthrax Vaccine Program
Pacific Air Force's implementation of the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program is off to a good start. Since the program was ordered to resume under the direction of the deputy secretary of defense in October, PACAF has immunized more than 94 percent of its Airmen who have been designated for mandatory vaccinations. The program is well underway,
0 4/19
2007
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