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  • In-processing

    Air ForcePersonnel traveling to Misawa commercially will arrive at the Misawa City Airport. Personnel traveling to Misawa through government travel will arrive at the AMC terminal on Misawa AB. Please remember keep all your required documents and have at least one uniform in your carryon luggage.

  • Inspector General

    MISSIONTo 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

  • 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,

  • Lightning and Tornados - Summer Weather Safety

    LightningAt any given moment, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress somewhere on earth. According to the National Weather Service, this amounts to 16 million storms a year. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year. While lightning can be

  • Location and geography

    Location Latitude 40° 40' N, Longitude 141° 23' E This is approximately the same latitude as Central Park in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; Kearney, Nebraska; Peoria, Illinois; Lima, Ohio; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Geographical Features Misawa City is located in the southeastern portion of

  • Lodging

    For accompanied members or unaccompanied members E-4 and above with more than three years of service Misawa has Temporary Lodging Facilities for incoming families. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Enlist the help of your sponsor or call DSN 315-222-0284/0282 to make

  • Military Equal Opportunity

    Military Equal Opportunity The 35 FW Military Equal Opportunity Office is here to improve the mission effectiveness of the 35th Fighter Wing by fostering a positive human relations climate based on the concept that everyone must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national

  • Misawa Physical Therapy Home Exercises

    Introduction to Back, Hip and Knee Pain Back Pain Exercises   BridgesClamshellsHip Flexor StretchHip Pain ExercisesBridgesClamshellsSide SteppingSteamboatsKnee Pain ExercisesBridgesClamshellsSide SteppingSteamboatsSingle Leg SquatsAnkle Pain ExercisesClamshellsBelt Rocking AnkleSingle Leg

  • Misawa Security Operations Center

    An integral part of the U.S. military's intelligence community, the Misawa Security Operations Center at Misawa Air Base, Japan, is tasked with ensuring U.S. and allied forces have the needed secure communications and command, control and communication countermeasure support to thwart enemy