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  • Misawa AB opens Warrior Preparation Arena

    Alexandra Tiller, Troy University site director, shows resource pamphlets during the grand opening of the Warrior Preparation Arena at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 6, 2023. Construction for the Warrior Prep Arena began in early 2022 and was completed later that year as an initiative to improve

  • March on Misawa: MLK, Jr. Day

    A photo illustration shows a comparison between members of Team Misawa and citizen during a 1965 Selma to Montgomery March in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 16, 2023. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the

  • Deicer keeps the mission from slipping

    Sheets of snow blanket Misawa, one of the U.S. Air Forces snowiest base, leaving a picturesque view of the flight line. However, the accumulation of snow, ice and frost disrupts the mission of the 35th Fighter Wing by degrading aircraft and grounding flights.Aircraft deicing is an integral part of

  • Misawa participates in Keen Sword 23

    U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces performed training in support of Exercise Keen Sword 23 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 10-19, 2022.  KS23 is a joint, bilateral field training exercise designed to enhance U.S.-Japan combat readiness and interoperability while demonstrating the U.S.

  • Bilateral MWD Training

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Staff Sgt. Norimasa Takahashi, military working dog (MWD) handler and Dicker, JASDF MWD, search for substances during a bilateral training event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2022. The U.S. and Japan continue to train together, utilizing their MWDs patrol

  • Bilateral RADR pad

    U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing and the 3rd Air Wing respectively, pose for a group photo during a ceremony to commemorate the completion of a bilateral Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) pad at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan,

  • Misawa Airman provides remote disaster relief support

    A major disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Victims are left helpless. Families fall to the mercy of hopeless circumstances.For U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey MacHott, the thought of a natural disaster ravaging the lives of his family and friends spurred him to find a way he could help, even