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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Clockwise from top left: Vanessa Esmie, child development center provider; Angelica, daughter of Janet Smith; Jasmine, daughter of TSgt. Jason and Staff Sgt. Laurel Degelau; Caleb, son of Master Sgt. Phillip and Tech. Sgt. Colleen Beverly; and Quincy, son of Staff Sgt. Quincy and Corinthia Hall, draw with chalk on the playground of the main base CDC here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Laura R. McFarlane) Handle with care
Military members are asked to sacrifice a number of things for their nation: missed anniversaries; long hours in the office; and countless birthdays, holidays and weekends from time to time. There is a limit to the sacrifices one person can make and the child development centers here make sure the children of a servicemember are not part of that
0 10/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Local farm invites Misawa residents to Farm Day
People overseas often have an image of Japan -- sky scrapers in bustling neon-illuminated cities or of bullet trains speeding along an endless corridor of urban sprawl. We here in Aomori are fortunate enough to experience a different slice of Japan. White snowy mountains in winter contrast brilliantly with a lush carpet of green in summer and the
0 10/02
2007
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Japanese show their guests how to cook it yourself.  Japanese come from all over Japan to enjoy Takko Town's annual beef and garlic festival. The Texas barbecue Japanese style is in its 22nd year. The town is famous for not only for its Japanese Black cows, but also for being the number No. 1 producer of garlic. Attendees can watch competitions such as garlic sumo wrestling, garlic spitting contest and the Nanyadoyar Yosakio Soran and Kangura dances. Tickets for the festival go on sale soon at Misawa Information, Tickets and Tours.  Misawa base residents can save money by buying advanced tickets for the event scheduled for Sept. 29-30. This year Misawa ITT is offering a shuttle bus to take participants to the festival. For more information call 226-3555. (Courtesy photo) What's at steak?
You don't need a round-trip ticket back to the United States to enjoy country music and dancing and big slice of beef. Just head out to Takko Town Sept. 29 and 30 for their 22nd Annual Garlic and Beef Festival and enjoy Texas barbecue Japanese style. Nestled in the foothills of Aomori's mountains just southeast of Lake Towada, the town's delicious
0 9/06
2007
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class  Anibal Garza ties off a trash bag. Garza and several Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors volunteered to help clean up the Hotokenuma swamp in Northern Japan. This swamp is a sanctuary for many birds and rare insects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Simoes) Sailors give birds in a Northern Japan a cleaner home
Spending the morning picking trash off the ground isn't ideal for most people, but it's something Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class (AW) Anibal Garza found enjoyable. Garza and several Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors volunteered to help clean up the Hotokenuma swamp in Northern Japan. This swamp is a sanctuary for many birds and rare insects.
0 6/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Looking back at Misawa's history in June
June 30, 1944: The 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron earned a distinguished Unit Citation for its support of the D-Day invasion. Squadron pilots flew 426 reconnaissance sorties against high-priority targets leading up to, during and after the invasion. These hazardous missions cost the unit several pilots and aircraft, but were vital to the
0 6/03
2007
630522-MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Imperial royal motorcade carrying the Emperor and Empress heads down Friendship Boulevard toward the Misawa AB flightline.  (Photo by Irv Silberman) Looking back at Misawa's history in May
May 1939: Construction of Misawa Air Base began under the direction of the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force in an effort to shore up defenses in Northern Japan with a 60,000,000 yen budget. The air base was completed Feb. 10, 1942. May 17, 1942: First Lt. Harvey J. Scandrett of the 40th Fighter Squadron scored the 35th Fighter Group's first aerial
0 5/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted Thunderbirds visit Air Force widows
Enlisted Airmen who maintain the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets flown by Thunderbird pilots often work behind the scenes while crowds enjoy the air demonstration team's shows. Recently, the enlisted Thunderbirds and a very special group of admirers made a personal connection - not at an air show but because of an air show cancellation. The Sunshine
0 4/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Feature: Misawans take advantage of opportunities
Education opportunities abound for many here at Misawa, and not just for those who wear the uniform. Both spouses and family members can further their education through several programs offered here. "There are many great programs available to family members here--you just need to be a military dependant with an identification card and college age
0 4/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Misawa Bowling Association names its top five for week
Sunday night mixed league Men's high scratch series Josh Shaner, 673 Joe Carney, 665 Mick Scumaci, 647 Chris Miles, 634 Jamie Wertz, 605 Men's high scratch game Joe Carney, 279 Josh Shaner, 257 Kevin Radford, 247 Mick Scumaci, 242 Chris Messmer, 234 Women's high scratch series Melene Lee, 566 Edna Carney, 550 Anna Crites, 539 Monika Mulrooney, 534
0 4/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Intramural volleyball standings
Intramural volleyball standings as of March 30. Teams    Wins     Loses373-A        7               1 CE             7               1 CS             6               2 AIMD         5               3 DECA        4               4 SFS           2               6 ASD           1               7 301            7               1 NIOC         8
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2007
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