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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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  • Frequently Asked Questions

        - Family Housing -DISCLAIMER: Both questions and answers are subject to change based on mission priorities, legal constraints, budgetary limitations, and changing circumstances. This FAQ will be adjusted as needed to reflect new information as it surfaces.- Family Housing -Air Conditioning:•Question: When is A/C coming to the main base?  
  • Fun in the Sun Can Be Painful

    The weather is getting warmer, schools are letting out and people are spending more time outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Always be aware of heat conditions. Extreme heat conditions allow for potential heat-related illnesses and injuries, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The signs of heat exhaustion are heavy sweating,
  • Great Japan Earthquake Observance Notification

    Be aware that Misawa City will be sounding the alarm at 2:46 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, to signal a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost during the Great East Japan earthquake which struck the area March 11, 2011. ***The siren is not a notification of a real-world disaster. Please pass the word to friends and family who may not have
  • Household goods

    All personnel relocating should contact the traffic management flight office in Misawa to determine what their weight entitlements are. Unaccompanied personnel have similar weight entitlements as accompanied; however, if residing in the dorms there will be no place for personal furniture or large items. All major appliances (stove, fridge, washer
  • Ice Coolers and Food Safety

    Cookouts and picnics are frequent and honored traditions of summer, a time for family and friends to gather, socialize and have fun. But summer outings can be ruined if safe food handling and preparation techniques aren't observed. Hot summer temperatures can help food-borne bacteria multiply at a rapid pace, spoiling food and causing illness.The
  • In-processing

    Air Force Personnel traveling to Misawa commercially will arrive at the Misawa City Airport. Personnel traveling to Misawa through government travel will arrive at the Air Mobility Command terminal on base. Your sponsor should meet you at the airport if you relayed your travel plans. Report to unit INTRO Program manager the day of arrival, or the
  • Inspector General

    MISSION To enhance 35th Fighter Wing productivity by providing a responsive complaint system characterized by objectivity, integrity and impartiality. The 35th Fighter Wing Inspector General serves a total military population of over 5,600 Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Army military personnel, as well as over 5,000 civilian and dependent personnel.
  • Japan Day

    This year's Japan Day takes place on April 14 at 10 a.m. in the Tohoku Enlisted Club with special performances by Aomori's Ninja's as well as returning showrunner's from 2016's event.
  • Judge Advocate

    OFFICE OF THE STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE 35th Fighter Wing Our Mission: The 35th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate provides legal advice and support to the 35th Fighter Wing commander and more than 40 unit commanders and staff agencies in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative actions and ethics, civil, operations, environmental, labor, and
  • Liberty Order for All U.S. Military Forces Located or Operating in Japan

    HEADQUARTERSUNITED STATES FORCES, JAPANAPO AREA PACIFIC 96328-5068MEMORANDUM FOR COMMANDER, III MEFCOMMANDER, SEVENTH FLEET COMMANDER, MARFORJ COMMANDER, CNFJ COMMANDER , USARJ COMMANDER, FIFTH AIR FORCEDEPUTY COMMANDER, U.S. FORCES, JAPAN COMMANDERS OF TENANT UNITS IN JAPAN ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL IN JAPANJUL 1 2 2016FROM: COMUSFJSUBJECT:
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