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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


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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  • Claims Announcement: Airman 1st Class Dalton Latham

    ATTENTION ALL PERSONNEL:Anyone having claims or indebtedness to the estate of Airman 1st Class Dalton Latham should contact 2nd Lt James Hammons, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron summary courts officer, at DSN 315-226-5002 or james.hammons.3@us.af.mil.
  • COLA Breakdown

    BLUF:  COLA is determined by where members shop, how much those goods and services cost and the exchange rate. COLA provides buying power for items like clothing, transportation, recreation, home furniture, etc. Paychecks are always changing since COLA rates fluctuate regularly. Base your expenses off of base pay
  • Command Post

    The Command Post (CP) is comprised of five functions; Management, Operations Control, Reports, Training, and Systems Management. Management is responsible to provide leadership, guidance, resources and support necessary for the CP to complete their mission Operations Control Function must be manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by two certified
  • Commander's Action Line

    The Commander's Action Line is an integral part of the base feedback network. Always use the proper chain of command to address your concerns; if you are not satisfied with the response or you are unable to resolve the problem or concern, click here to e-mail your action line, or call the Action Line at 226-3700. Concerns can be left anonymously,
  • Comptroller Squadron

    MISSION:Serve with integrity as the 35 FW/CC's trusted advisor, providing directsupport to decision makers on budgetary, financial and economic issues whilecontinuously improving the quality, efficiency and customer-focus of financialservices and operations.VISION:To be PACAF's preeminent Comptroller Squadron by:- empowering our highly effective
  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools

    Misawa Air Base has three Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) facilities: Cummings Elementary School (DSN 226-2647)Grade Level: Prekindergarten through sixthAreas Serviced: North area housingSollars Elementary School (DSN 226-3933)Grade Level: Prekindergarten through sixthAreas Serviced: Main-base housing and off-base housingEdgren
  • Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System Changes

    To access the Air Force-wide EES/WAPS Roadshow questions and answers please CLICK HERE or visit the myPers page at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/27947/p/8,10/c/542
  • F-22

    Mission The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of
  • Festivals and holidays

    Misawa Area Festivals  Misawa Snow Festival February Misawa Port Festival August Spring Commerce Festival  May Misawa Festival August A Cherry Flowers Festival May Miss Veedol
  • Finances and Banking

    U.S. banking and credit union facilities are available at military installations throughout Japan. Use of the Direct Deposit Program at a stateside financial institution helps avoid interruptions or delays in receiving your monthly pay during your move. Checks from stateside and local financial institutions may be cashed at various facilities