35TH FIGHTER WING HISTORY

The 35th Fighter Wing brings a vivid and distinguished history to Misawa Air Base, Japan. It originally activated at Johnson Air Base, Japan, on Aug. 18, 1948, under the command of Col. Edgar M. Scattergood. The 35th Fighter Wing's original mission was to fly air defense over Japan. Flying F-51 fighters, it carried out this mission until Jan. 20, 1950, when the wing was redesignated the 35th Fighter Interceptor Wing and assigned F-80 aircraft.
Read the full History of the 35th Fighter Wing.

Wild Weasel Mission Video

35TH FIGHTER WING LEADERSHIP

Col. Jesse J. Friedel
Col. Michael P. Richard
 Commander
35th FW 
Col. Timothy B. Murphy
Vice
Commander

35th FW
Chief Master Sgt.
Cheronica V. Blandburg

 Command
Chief

35th FW


Col. Doyle A. Pompa, 35th Operations Group
Col. Adam R. DiGerolamo, 35th Maintenance Group
Col. David L. McCleese, 35th Mission Support Group
Col. John J. Cotton, 35th Medical Group

Naval Air Facility Misawa

 Captain Brian K. Pummill  Commander Jonathan D. Gray Command Master Chief Thomas “Dean” Howell

Captain Paul A. Hockran
Commanding
Officer

NAF Misawa 

Commander Harlan Johnson
Executive Officer
NAF Misawa 
CMDCM (SW/AW)Thomas "Dean" Howell
 Command Master
Chief

NAF Misawa 

F-16 Fighting Falcon