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Approaching aircraft Team Misawa leans on Japan Air Self-Defense Force to provide eyes through the skies
This is part three in a series highlighting the teams charged with keeping Misawa's airfield mission-ready at all times.The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Traffic Control Squadron is responsible for managing all aircraft flow on the ground and in the air at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and is the only allied nation-led ATC on a U.S. base in the
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PAC-3 missiles prep Misawa for North Korea strike Japan Air Self-Defense Force conducts Patriot Advanced Capability-3 training at Misawa
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force 6th Air Defense Missile Group, 21st Fire Unit from Shariki Sub Base, Tsugari City, conducted a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor deployment training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 7.The PAC-3 interceptor, a surface-to-air missile defense system, provides a highly reactive hit-to-kill capability in both
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(U.S. Air Force illustration by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Misawa air show kicks off Sept. 10 at 8 a.m.
This year’s Pacific Partners Air Festival kicks off at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 with the opening ceremony and aerial review at 8:30 a.m.
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Bilateral emergency exercise U.S., Japan integrate to perfect safety, security response capabilities
Sirens screamed from the voices of fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles while U.S. and Japan first responders raced across Misawa Air Base during a bilateral emergency management exercise, Aug. 30.U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members quickly reacted to a mock improvised explosive device and a simulated aircraft crash,
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Posing for a photo Tires, tracks and torque—an Airman’s life goals
His feet work the gas and clutch like a drummer while his hands make short corrective cuts with the wheel, reining in the chaos, as he slides through a sharp, hair-pin turn.Tires on a slammed silver car shriek while an avid drifter jerks sideways on a track in Gonohe, Japan. As he nears the next turn, he yanks a metal hand brake, locking the rear
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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, Aug. 30, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. O’Shaughnessy’s visit was to reaffirm the strength of the partnership between the U.S. Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin West) COMPACAF reaffirms alliance, readiness in Japan
In response to recent North Korean provocations, Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, made an unscheduled stop to meet with his Japanese counterparts Aug. 30 to reaffirm the strength of the U.S. military partnership and validate the readiness of the alliance.
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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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