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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 Maintenance Squadron

    The 35th Maintenance Squadron is a component of the 35th Maintenance Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSIONProvide safe, reliable aircraft to train the world's greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers.

  • 35th MDG Japanese Medical Fellowship Program

    Misawa Air Base Hospital is proud to sponsor a one-year rotating fellowship program for interested Japanese physicians. Education is conducted in English and focuses on developing a better understanding of American approaches to medical care. Fellows work side by side with US Air Force physicians

  • 35th Medical Group

    The 35th Medical Group (35 MDG) is a 23-bed inpatient Military Treatment Facility providing primary and limited specialty care to approximately 10,000 residents at Misawa Air Base, Japan.Our mission is Local beneficiaries consist primarily of 3,000 Active Duty Air Force members of the 35 Fighter

  • 35th Medical Support Squadron

    LaboratoryLocation: Unit 5024, Bldg 99, 1st FlOffice Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - FridayThe Clinical Laboratory Flight is a limited service laboratory performing basic testing within the subspecialties of Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Blood Bank, and

  • 35th Mission Support Group

    The 35th Mission Support Group is a component of the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSION Prepare, protect and posture our combat-ready personnel, logistics, infrastructure, and regional C4 structures to generate, project, and sustain aerospace power for theater or global expeditionary

  • 35th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

      BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FLIGHTThe Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) offers expertise in occupational and environmental health and radiation safety. BEF employs these skill sets in routine surveillance of industrial workplaces and extends those capabilities into the emergency response

  • 35th Operations Group

    The 35th Operations Group is a component of the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. It is a combat-ready fighter group composed of two deployable F-16CJ "Wild Weasel" fighter squadrons, one operational support squadron, and one air control flight capable of conducting and supporting air

  • 35th Operations Support Squadron

    The 35th Operations Support Squadron is a component of the 35th Operations Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSIONProvides operational support to the 35th Operations Group, including two F-16CJ "Wild Weasel" fighter squadrons, conducting Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) air


    The 35th Security Forces Squadron is a component of the 35th Mission Support Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSIONDeploy combat ready for worldwide employment; coordinate base cluster defense operations with Government of Japan; and execute IBD operations to safeguard protection

  • 35th Services Squadron

    The 35th Services Squadron is a component of the 35th Mission Support Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. MISSION Provide exceptional combat readiness through quality of life and mission enhancing programs.