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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

PACAF

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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  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross Services for the Military and their Families: http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/support-military-familiesCall 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 top five reasons children miss school is because
  • 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 are just a few of the types of accidents that can
  • 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 the day. Please be patient as this may cause some
  • 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 bicyclists to remember the following tips to avoid
  • Boating Safety

    Although boating does not account for many mishaps in the Air Force, the potential for injury or death remains a concern.Boats are a fun resource for both transportation and recreation but they can be dangerous if basic safety guidelines are not followed. Every boat outing should start with a basic assessment of the boat's condition, especially
  • Calling Misawa

    You can call Misawa by DSN or commercial lines, but keep in mind the time difference. Calling DSN · From within Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Pacific Command, dial 226-xxxx for duty phone numbers. · From outside of PACAF, dial the PACAF DSN prefix, 315, and then the number. Calling commercial from the U.S.· For numbers beginning with 616: dial
  • Camping Safety

    There is nothing quite like camping in the summertime. Over the past century, more and more people have headed into the great outdoors for rest, relaxation, adventure and restoration. In the past five years alone, over one-third of the adults in the United States have gone on a camping trip.No matter what level of camping comfort you enjoy, there
  • Chapel Schedule

    MISAWA CHAPEL INFORMATION Location: Bldg 358 - across the street from Sollars Elementary SchoolPhone: 226-4630Email: 35fw.hc@misawa.af.milFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Misawa-Air-Base-Chapel/126231207427347CounselingIndividual, Family, and Marriage Counseling with 100% confidentiality by appointmentProtestant Sunday Worship - Chapel,
  • Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity

    We are committed to providing fair, impartial, and timely advisory services, including providing effective counseling services to complainants and parties involved, and recommendations for complaints resolutions.
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