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  • Maintainer receives pin on from pilot spouse in Iraq

    An F-16CJ pilot from Misawa Air Base, Japan, searches the land for suspicious activity. A joint tactical air controller working with an Army convoy calls in for support - the convoy of troops is receiving small arms fire from the side of the road. While the Army counters with mortars, the pilot and

  • Local festival shares American Culture

    Americans here share the festivities of the culture June 2 and 3 outside Misawa's Main Gate. By introducing local people to the American way of life, the bond between U.S. Forces and Japanese nationals is strengthened, according to base officials. "This theme (Diversity in America) allows every

  • Six Airmen receive nonjudical punishments

    An airman with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was charged with Article 86 for failure to go. Punishment consisted of a suspended reduction to the grade of airman basic, forfeitures of $650 pay per month for two months, of which $350 each month was suspended, restriction to the base for 30

  • Fitness Month also means warmer weather for outdoor activities

    Since 1983, May has been observed as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Its purpose is to promote awareness of the value of physical activity in the pursuit of happier, healthier, more productive lives. Most servicemembers stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan, participate in physical

  • Balad Airmen say goodbye to fallen warrior

    Honored as a leader, brother, teacher and true friend, an Airman killed fighting the war on terrorism was remembered by Airmen of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, both at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and at Camp Liberty near Baghdad May 18. Staff Sgt. John T. Self lost his life May 14 while on his 79th

  • Officials emphasize motorcycle safety across force

    With motorcycle fatalities on the rise over the past two years in the Defense Department, senior military officials are making sure that servicemembers and civilians are keeping safety in mind while hitting the roads this summer. The Army took the lead by hosting the two-day National Capital Region