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Ebina Ikuko, a Lake Ogawara volunteer, serves soup to attendees at the Lake Ogawara Appreciation event in Tohoku Town, Japan, April 15, 2018. The community engagement event signifies the close relationship between Team Misawa members and the people of Tohoku Town. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks) Lake Ogawara unites US, Japan
Tohoku Town, Japan, welcomed Americans and Japanese alike to the Lake Ogawara Appreciation Event in Hohko-kan April 15 celebrating the two nation's friendship and enjoyment of seasonal festivals including the lake's local cuisine.
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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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2018
Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow
More than 100,000 attendees witnessed pure airpower at the 2018 Singapore International Airshow, geared toward building stronger relations between Singapore and 50 other countries through static displays and aerial performances, Feb. 6-11.  The Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducted 10 performances
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Team Misawa lights Japanese community’s world Team Misawa lights Japanese community with holiday spirit
The 35th Fighter Wing hosted the 18th Annual Holiday Lights Tour Dec. 16.Approximately 350 local Japanese toured Misawa’s housing areas to witness base residents' lights displays then experienced a festive ending at Sollars Elementary School.“My family enjoyed the event,” said Hazuki Satou, an 18th Annual Holidays Lights Tour attendee. “It was such
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2017
35th OG Airmen bring holiday cheer to Hirosaki orphanage Misawa Airmen bring holiday cheer to Hirosaki orphanage
On a brisk early morning, Team Misawa members suited up as Santa, Mrs. Clause, elves and reindeer and boarded a bus headed to a Hirosaki orphanage for holiday fun.Members of the 35th Operations Group and their families brought joy to kids in unfortunate circumstances at the Hirosaki Ai-Sei-En Orphanage by delivering games, activities and presents
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2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Pippin, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, explains the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission and their heritage as “Wild Weasels” while talking with Wenatchee Valley delegates visiting Misawa City during their annual cultural exchange tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2017. First transpacific flight creates Washington, Misawa bond
Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
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Service members search for trash at Miss Veedol Beach, Misawa, Japan, August 19, 2017, during Exercise Northern Viper 2017. Marines, Sailors, Airmen banded together with Misawa City employees to participate in the beach cleanup. NV17 tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps forces to enhance regional cooperation between participating nations to collectively deter security threats. 1st MAW Marines strengthen relationship with Misawa community
More than 20 Marines, Sailors and Airmen banded together with Misawa City employees to conduct a beach cleanup at Miss Veedol Beach in Misawa, Japan, August 19, 2017, during Exercise Northern Viper 2017. The Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Airmen from Misawa Air Base 35th Fighter Wing, believe
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