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Pictures of the fallen Misawa defenders honor fallen during Police Week 2018
Personnel participated in Police Week 2018 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 14 to 18.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi on the flight line in preparation for dissimilar air combat tactics operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2018. The knowledge and camaraderie the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force receive during this training creates a stronger force and builds bonds between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks) US, Japan bilateral bond shown through dissimilar air combat tactics operations
U.S. and Japan pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing conducted dissimilar air combat tactics as part of their monthly bilateral routine April 12.
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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Master Sgt. Shota Nakano, Tohoku Sub Base, Tohoku, Japan,
explosive ordnance disposal instructor, inspects an unexploded ordnance at Misawa Air Base,
Japan, March 30, 2018. A class of 3rd Air Wing personnel and the Tohoku EOD unit came to
Misawa AB and underwent a focused training on how to perform reconnaissance operations on
UXOs. They came to strengthen their foundational techniques in order to bring their knowledge
back to their units and overall enhance future bilateral missions between the U.S. and JASDF.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Determination, detonation and EOD reconnaissance initiation
The 35th CES EOD flight worked on foundational practices for unexploded ordnance reconnaissance missions with 11 Japan Air Self-Defense Force explosive ordnance disposal Airmen assigned with the Tohoku Subordinate Base, Tohoku, Japan and the 3rd Air Wing, March 29 and 30.
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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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U.S. Air Force Airmen and volunteers hold hands during prayer prior to worship at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 29, 2017. The 35th Fighter Wing Chapel Corps trained approximately 300 volunteers in 2017 in order to support their various outreach programs for Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and their dependents. The team also engages with the off-base community and conducts monthly nursing home visits encouraging a healthy community relations with Misawa’s host nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Chapel team cultivates healthy community, wins PACAF award
In order to support nearly 11,000 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and their dependents, it takes a team of dedicated service members and volunteers to ensure their four Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillars are fully met.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, left, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officers Junji Miura, center, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, and Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, discuss plans to celebrate Endo's retirement next month with a small family gathering during a "tea time" meeting in the 3rd AW's headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Ventura's deep understanding of his host nation's language and culture cemented him relationships with two life-long friends who now consider him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) More than allies: US Airman forges intercultural friendships
An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
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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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