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  • Wing stands up third fighter squadron

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing announced the opening of a third assigned fighter squadron in a ceremony at Balad Air Base Jan. 16. The 14th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron "Samurai" from Misawa Air Base, Japan, is the first Block 50 F-16 squadron deployed to Iraq. According to Lt. Col. Ken Madura, 14th EFS director of operations, the purpose of
  • Misawa City mayor receives Air Force award

    The commander of Pacific Air Forces recognized the mayor of Misawa City for his dedicated service to the U.S.- Japan alliance by presenting him with an Air Force award - a first for a Japanese official. Gen. Paul Hester, PACAF commander, alongside former 35th Fighter Wing commanders, Lt. Gen. Chip Utterback, 13th Air Force commander, Lt. Gen. Bruce
  • This month in Misawa Air Base history

    Feb. 1, 1940: The 35th Fighter Group (Interceptor) activated at Moffett Field, Calif., under General Headquarters Air Force, and trained pilots in P-35, P-36 Hawk, and P-40 Warhawk aircraft. The group was the U.S. Army Air Corps' predecessor to the 35th Fighter Wing. Feb. 1, 1942: The 35th Fighter Group moved from Hamilton Field, Calif., to
  • Black History Month activities

    Read to achieve Volunteers are needed to read children's books by African American authors to children in grades K through 5. Volunteers will alternate Tuesday and Thursday at Sollars and Cummings through Feb. 23 For more information, call 226-2249 or 226-9711. Gospel festival at the chapel There will be gospel festival at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 in the
  • February is Children's Dental Health Month

    (Editor's note: The annual observance of children's dental health began as a one-day event in February 1941. In 1981, the Children's Dental Health Week program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month. The following are some questions and answers about children's dental concerns.) Q: Does the
  • Airmen to see combat medal in April

    Since the Air Force started manning convoy operations in support of the war on terror, more Airmen have had an opportunity to put their rifle training to use in real-world scenarios. Today, explosive ordnance disposal and security forces Airmen, along with those performing in-lieu-of taskings, have joined battlefield Airmen working "outside the
  • Warrior of the Week

    Name: Staff Sgt. Adrai Baker Organization: 35th Maintenance Group Duty title: Resource advisor Hometown: Saint Louis "Staff Sgt. Baker has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to the 35th Maintenance Group. As our resource advisor, she manages an operating budget for three maintenance squadrons. Our commander, Col. Cedric George can depend on
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