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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross Services for the Military and their Families: 877-272-7337 to send a verified emergency message to the Command, or to get connected with local resources 24/7/365.

  • Back to School

    Summer vacations are coming to an end and students will start preparing for a new school year. It is important to make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations, are eating healthy and are safe traveling back and forth to school.According to the Federal Citizen Information Center, the

  • Barbeque and Fireworks Safety

    With warmer weather comes family gatherings and cooking outside on a charcoal or gas grill. Barbequing is a relatively harmless event. However, if safety rules and respect for the dangers of fire are not followed, mishaps can and do occur. Burns, scaldings, soft tissue injuries, abrasions and cuts

  • Base-wide Exercise, Week of March 2 - 5

    A base-wide operational readiness exercise will be conducted from Feb. 26 through Mar. 5. During phase two portion (Mar. 2-5) of the exercise, scenarios may include sirens, loud booms, and warning tones on the giant voice system, and may cause gate closures and reduced parking during all hours of

  • Bicycle Safety – Watch Out Because They Might Not

    According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, each year more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Although automobiles should always be on the lookout for bicyclists, it is important for