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The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. It became effective Sept. 18, 1947, when Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson administered the oath of office to the first secretary of the Air Force, W. Stuart Symington, a position filled by presidential appointment.
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Pacific Air Forces


Pacific Air Forces, with headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, is one of nine major commands of the U.S. Air Force and is air component of the U.S. Pacific Command.
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  • Public Affairs

    Public Affairs The mission of the 35th Fighter Wing, Public Affairs office is to garner public trust and support for the wing, provide trusted council to the installation commander, and to aid in morale and readiness by providing candid, accurate and timely information on wing activities and its personnel to the public.
  • Public Health Notice: Elevated number of infectious mononucleosis cases

    Misawa AB is currently experiencing an elevated number of infectious mononucleosis cases. Mononucleosis (or mono) is a viral infection common among teenagers and young adults that may cause fever, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and an enlarged spleen. It is spread by direct contact with the saliva of an infected person. Kissing,
  • Resolved Issues & FAQ

    On Thunderbolt Court residents were told that they would be getting fences installed in the backyard this Spring. How far in advance will they give us a date so that we have time to remove our current fence?The units for the spring/summer fencing got 11 buildings and 44 units over on Thunderbolt building 1825-1829, 1830-1832 and 34-36 and the slope
  • Safety

    Wing Safety Welcome to the 35 FW Safety Office. Our goal is to preserve resources through mishap prevention. In support of this goal, 35 FW/SE analyzes trends to establish mishap reduction objectives, develops mishap prevention policy, and identifies opportunities for improvement. SE manages command safety training, education and awards programs,
  • Sexual Assault Reporting Options

    Service members and military dependents 18 years and older who have been sexually assaulted have two reporting options: Unrestricted or Restricted Reporting. Regardless of whether the victim elects Restricted or Unrestricted Reporting, confidentiality of medical information shall be maintained. DoD civilian employees and their family dependents and
  • Space A

    AMC Air Terminal Ground Handling Service - Misawa Misawa AB Passenger Terminalspacea@misawa.af.milOperating Hours: 0530 - 1800 Mon0730 - 1800 Tues - FriE-mail sign-up: spacea@misawa.af.milSpace-A E-mail Sign-upSponsor's E-mail must include: Name, Rank, and Service affiliation; Social Security number is not mandatory. NOTE 1: All dependents
  • Student Population Letter

    Dear Misawa Parents and Community Members,Over the past several years, there has been a significant shift in the student population of our elementary schools. Sollars Elementary School's student population has expanded to over 900 children, while Cummings Elementary School's student population has decreased to under 250. One reason for this shift
  • Surgical Operations Squadron

    Surgical Operations Squadron (35 SGS) 35 SGC personnel save both lives and limbs by delivering Diagnostic Imaging, General Surgery, Orthopedic, Multi-Service, Maternal Newborn, and Obstetrics and Gynecological health services for more than 11,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries. 35 SGC maintains readiness and supports worldwide contingency and
  • Swimming Safety

    Nearly every year the Air Force suffers a few drownings and the mishap locations vary from rivers, lakes and oceans to pools. Some of the drowning victims are sober, whereas others are impaired by alcohol. Tragic water accidents happen quickly. The most common reason for water mishaps is a lack of safety knowledge.A recent American Red Cross survey
  • Traveling from Narita Airport

    Air Mobility Command Travel from SeattleContact your Transportation Management Office about booking on the Patriot Express from Seattle. The aircraft departs Seattle each week and arrives at Misawa Air Base on Monday mornings.Commercial Travel through Narita Airport Full information on Narita International Airport can be found online here. Before