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070324 -- MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --  Fifth grader Alex Davis from Sollars Elmentary School exchanges a gift with Momoishi Elementary 5th grader Tomoyuki Takahashi. Fifth graders from Momoishi, Oirase Town and Misawa Air Base exchange gifts at the end of the annual cultural exchange party on base March 24. More than 80 American and Japanese children participated in this year’s event. (Courtesy photo)
Children's cultural exchange party enlightening
The 8th annual Momoishi, Oirase Town and Misawa Air Base 5th grade children's cultural exchange party was held at Sollars Elementary School March 24. More than 80 American and Japanese children participated in this year's event. The day started with the Japanese youth arriving by buses provided by the Oirase Town Hall. They were met with the
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Default Air Force Logo Misawa Bowling Association names top five for March 25
Misawa Bowling Association's weekly top five bowlers for March 25.Sunday night mixed league Men's high scratch series Kevin Radford, 640 Chris Messmer, 627 Joe Carney, 627 Terry King, 626 Chris Miles, 599 Men's high scratch gameOJ Womack, 246 Chris Messmer, 245 Terry King, 243 Toby Kruse, 237 Kevin Radford, 237 Women's high scratch seriesPatti
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Default Air Force Logo Unit deployment managed with excellence
Keeping the mobility records of unit members is an essential and time consuming job, but it's not the only thing that needs to be accomplished, according to one unit deployment manager. Tech. Sgt. Chico Harrell of the 35th Operations Support Squadron, said being a UDM means knowing the status of your personnel and equipment readiness. UDMs have the
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Default Air Force Logo How to find a quality online degree program
Distance education opportunities and usage has grown at a tremendous pace. Most colleges and universities offer some form of distance learning programs. In the past, only 20 percent of overall tuition assistance was paid to distance learning schools -- this figure is now more than 50 percent. Today, our expeditionary military often forces our
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010507 -- MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Petty Officer Matthew Draughon, a U.S. Navy diver onboard the USS Safeguard, was lost on May 5, 2001, during the dive recovery operation of a Misawa Air Base, Japan, F-16DJ aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean.  He was posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, second highest non-combatant medal awarded by the U.S. Department of the Navy. (Courtesy photo) Looking back at Misawa's history in April
April 1, 1942: The Misawa Air Group of the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force was reorganized into the 26th Air Combat Group under the command or Rear Admiral Masakuni Yamagata. The group consisted of 27 bombers at Misawa, 27 bombers at Kisarazu, and the 6th Air Force at Kisarazu with 45 fighters and six reconnaissance aircraft. April 21, 1942: The
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Default Air Force Logo 301st Intelligence Squadron repeats as Misawa basketball champions
Clutch shooting and end-of-game fouls gave the 301st Intelligence Squadron a 13-point victory over rivals, the Navy Information Operation Command, taking the Misawa basketball championship, 59-48. The first half could not have been closer at half time with the two teams less than a basket a part. Early in the second half, the 301st pulled away to a
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070326 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Allie Barisch dines with her mother, Karen Barisch, wife of a deployed 14th Fighter Squadron service member at Misawa's Magnum's Restaurant.  A group of spouses have lunch together once a week in support of each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sasha Navarro-Schmidt) Misawa spouses support each other through deployment
Military spouses are part of a worldwide group of husbands and wives who at times, must temporarily 'give up' their loved ones so that they may fight the Global War on Terror. At this north eastern base, this is a reality for many men and women married to members of the 14th Fighter Squadron, who deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, until May. Some
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Default Air Force Logo Misawa Bowling Association names its weekly top 5 bowlers
Sunday Night Mixed League Men's high scratch series Josh Shaner, 702 Kevin Radford, 664 Chris Miles, 652 Brandon "Red" Erickson, 638 OJ Womack, 634 Men's high scratch game Jacoby "Skip" Harris, 246 Josh Shaner, 244 Joe Carney, 244 OJ Womack, 243 Kevin Radford, 237 Women's high scratch series Edna Carney, 575 Emmy Underwood, 573 Anna Crites, 534 Kim
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Default Air Force Logo Center plays key role informing troops, leadership
Providing war-fighters with the most up-to-date information is vital to their survival, and the unit control center is a primary player. "We don't just support our staff, but also the fighter wing agencies and the personnel support for contingency operations," said 1st Lt. Jerome Roque, 35th Mission Support Squadron UCC officer in charge. "We are
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070315 -- MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Janet Wankowski, 35th Mission Support Squadron chief of civilian personnel, assists Staff Sgt. Robert Head, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron, as he checks in for duty during Misawa's Operational Readiness Inspection March 15. The transition area plays a key part by providing current information to servicemembers and ensuring they're wearing the correct gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brad Sprague)         Stepping up to the plate
Janet Wankowski, 35th Mission Support Squadron chief of civilian personnel, doesn't mind fastening up her chinstrap and volunteering her time. It's the second time in her 18 months at Misawa Air Base she has donned full individual protective equipment and worked alongside active-duty servicemembers. "I have a staff of nine civilian personnel and
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