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The Living Pattern Survey asks Service Members which local stores they shop in and how much (the percentage) they buy from the Commissary and Exchange. For example, the Living Pattern Survey may show that Service Members typically buy half their clothing in local stores (with foreign currency) and half at the exchange (with U.S. dollars). Using information from the Living Pattern Survey, price collectors in many overseas locations conduct a market basket survey (Retail Price Schedule) each year, pricing about 120 goods and services. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) COLA Living Pattern Survey opens in Japan
Beginning May 1, service members throughout Japan have the opportunity to participate in the Overseas Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey and directly impact future COLA rates.
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Refueling Over the Pacific New Zealand offers unique training to Demo team
“We got out of our F-16 Fighting Falcons and the amount of support we received from the Kiwis was awesome,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot. “We had a lot of positive interactions with the community; they welcomed us with open arms.”There are three pilots attached to the Pacific Air Forces'
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pulling with might Annual tug of war event strengthens US, Japan partnership
Teams with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force came together to forge friendships and compete in the 16th Annual Northern Air Defense Force Commander’s Cup Tug of War Tournament at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 18.
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Bold in the cold Misawa medic chills in Antarctica, supports Operation Deep Freeze
Nestled deep within these chilling, often sub-zero conditions, McMurdo Station’s mission trudges forward, often-requiring medical services. This is where U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tory Woodard, the 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, joined Operation Deep Freeze for a 60-day deployment with Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica as their flight surgeon.
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Default Air Force Logo F-16 maintainer to F-16 pilot: One Airman's story

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Japanese neighbors share New Year traditions with Team Misawa Japanese neighbors share New Year traditions with Team Misawa
In Japan, the New Year celebration, called “shogatsu,” is more than just a time to throw parties; it’s a celebration of tradition, hopes for good luck and a prosperous year.Team Misawa attended many New Year ceremonies with local agencies like the Misawa International Association, the Misawa Rotary Club and the Misawa Chamber of Commerce, and this
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Default Air Force Logo PACAF's First Elementary School String Orchestra

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