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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 Operations Support Squadron

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

    The 35th Security Forces Squadron is a component of the 35th Mission Support Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. MISSION Deploy combat ready for worldwide employment; coordinate base cluster defense operations with GOJ; and execute IBD operations to safeguard protection level resources, protect base personnel, and perform SOFA law
  • 35th SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON

    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 level resources, protect base personnel, and
  • 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.
  • 35th Surgical Operations Squadron

    The 35th Surgical Operations Squadron is a component of the 35th Medical Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSIONProvide the highest quality and timely inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, obstetrical and Women's Health care to over 10,000 beneficiaries. Our 60 plus personnel maintain readiness skills to support Global War on
  • 610th Air Control Flight

    The 610th Air Control Flight is a component of the 35th Operations Group, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.MISSIONProvides Weapons Control Element (WCE) operations support for the Northern Air Defense Sector utilizing the Japan Air Defense Ground Environment (JADGE) system. During contingency and exercise operations, or when tasked by
  • About the MTF

    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 Wing and their 4,000 dependents; additionally, the
  • Advance postal address

    Many people find it convenient to have a post office box assigned to them prior to their arrival at Misawa. You may receive a post box number up to 90 days before you arrive. To do this, send a copy of your orders to your sponsor. They will take these orders to the post office and assign you a box. The combination to that box, however, will be
  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

    All-Terrain Vehicles are a past time many people enjoy. However, they also present their own risks. The ATV Safety Institute promotes the following rules when operating an ATV: Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and gloves Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and
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