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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, 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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  • 35th Fighter Wing Goals

    35TH FIGHTER WING GOALS -- Maintain a High State of Readiness -- Enhance our Community's Quality of Life -- Forge a Responsive Support Structure -- Strengthen U.S. - Japanese Relationships
  • 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,
  • 35th Fighter Wing Military Equal Opportunity

    The 35 FW Military Equal Opportunity Office is here to improve the mission effectiveness of the 35th Fighter Wing by fostering a positive human relations climate based on the concept that everyone must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion or gender.  
  • 35th Fighter Wing Mission

    The 35th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan -- the northernmost U.S. air base in Japan. The only combined, joint service installation in the Western Pacific, Misawa Air Base is located on the shores of Lake Ogawara in Misawa City in the Aomori Prefecture. Mission The wing's mission is to "protect U.S. interests in the Pacific
  • 35th Fighter Wing Mission

    The 35th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan ― the northernmost U.S. air base in Japan. The only combined, joint service installation in the Western Pacific, Misawa Air Base is located on the shores of Lake Ogawara in Misawa City in the Aomori Prefecture. Mission The wing's mission is to "protect U.S. interests in the Pacific
  • 35th Fighter Wing Protocol

    The Wild Weasel Protocol Office is located in Bldg 507 room 139. Our Mission is to provide Misawa with the necessary tools and information to plan, coordinate and execute your protocol related function. Whether you're planning a Change of Command, a formal dinner, a Promotion or Retirement Ceremony, or hosting a DV visit, this site will help in
  • 35th Fighter Wing 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.
  • 35th Fighter 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, and is the
  • 35th Force Support Squadron

    The 35th Force Support Squadron is a component of the 35th Mission Support Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. MISSION To provide exceptional combat support, extraordinary community programs and unparalleled customer service.
  • 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron

    The 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron is a component of the 35th Mission Support Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. MISSION Provide responsive logistics support to train the world's finest F-16 pilots and crew chiefs and rapidly move combat ready forces in support of expeditionary operations worldwide.
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