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U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, left, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, shakes hands with Misawa City Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi, right, during a visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, at the city office in Misawa City, Japan, May 10, 2018. The general reassured Taneichi of PACAF’s commitment to Misawa, recalling his time as commander and the ‘two cultures--one community’ approach to life in Misawa, which remains in existence today. O’Shaughnessy said strengthening the command’s alliances and partnerships is a strategic priority. He added that PACAF’s goal is to facilitate enhanced security cooperation and interoperability among allied nations across the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) COMPACAF: “There’s no place like Misawa”
U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 10 and 11, to highlight the strategic importance of the region and longstanding regional partnerships, the great strides PACAF has made, and the contributions of Misawa Airmen and their vital role to regional security and stability.
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Default Air Force Logo April community events
**UPDATE Tatehana Pier Morning Market is exclusively open on Sundays.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Emily Wall, a Pacific Air Forces' Demonstration Team crew chief, pauses for a photo after performing maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, Feb. 3, 2018. As a surprise to her family, Wall took a different route than her siblings and enlisted in the military knowing she wanted to impact her peers, travel the world and make a difference for her country. After her four years of experience, she now encourages other women in her profession to push through and overcome adversity in the maintenance world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team
It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven siblings, she wanted a life of her own, different than
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Strike a pose Local agriculture firm visits Misawa Air Base, builds relations
Japanese locals with the Japan Agriculture Towada Oirase branch toured two Misawa Air Base agencies including American Forces Network and the 3rd Air Wing’s fire station March 7.
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Shim Shimery, shim shimery Team Misawa beautifies Lake Ogawara campsites
Team Misawa Airmen rid Lake Ogawara, Misawa City, Japan, campsites of debris, leaving them safer and more beautiful for the local community to enjoy, Oct. 28.The four-man team walked along a half-mile bend, picking up approximately 100 pounds of trash, ranging from small plastic bottles to a toilet seat that drifted to shore from the lake. They
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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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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert, a 35th Fighter Wing public affairs photojournalist, poses for a photo in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 1, 2016. Getting out and exploring provides opportunities to meet Japanese locals and discover the various festivals, activities and food joints, making life an adventure during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Chase) Finding happiness during the holidays
Christmas music plays over the Exchange’s intercom as little children run around the store giggling and laughing with their parents. Seeing the kids, a sudden rush of loneliness sweeps across me as I realize it’s been three years since I was home for the holidays. Squashing the thought just as quickly as it came, I think to myself, “Why am I
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