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  • Misawa civilian wins 5th AF award

    In a special ceremony identifying the civilian of the year for category II, one of Misawa's own was presented the 5th Air Force level award on April 11. Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakamura, a contracting officer assigned to the 35th Contracting Squadron B Flight, was the only Misawa Air Base civilian to win the

  • Misawa welcomes newest members

    Misawa welcomes its newest members to their first duty station as latest group of 20 Airmen completed their indoctrination with the First Term Airman's Center this month. 35th Communication Squadron Airman 1st Class Aaron Graf Airman 1st Class Darvin Johnson Airman 1st Class Jerome King Airman 1st

  • Upcoming survey to assess post-op deployment health care

    A telephone survey of ill or injured servicemembers who have returned from operational deployment will begin May 1 to examine post-deployment health care experiences. This health care survey is being conducted in response to the Secretary of Defense's request to comprehensively assess the quality of

  • Phase team keeps Falcons flying combat missions

    At first glance, it looks like just another day for the maintainers; but take a closer look, and the frenzy of activity around the F-16 Fighting Falcon says otherwise. The sound of electric drills and pounding hammers resonates inside the hardened aircraft shelter as upbeat music fills the empty

  • Misawa readies for upcoming AEF

    With more than 1,000 Airmen postured for the upcoming Air Expeditionary Force cycle, and the 13th Fighter Squadron set to rotate with the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base is in the fight on the War on Terrorism. "It's a significant deployment," said 1st Lt. Christine Kiernan-Ortiz, officer in

  • 13th FS Panthers of Misawa prepare to deploy

    Shifting focus and learning a new mission seems to be the preparation theme for the Panthers of the 13th Fighter Squadron as they prepare to replace the 14th Fighter Squadron in Iraq. "Historically, the Wild Weasel mission has been to find and destroy enemy air defenses," said Capt. Larry Sullivan,

  • 'Unwavering professionalism' encouraged in all servicemembers

    U.S. Forces in Japan's mission to keep peace and security in its area of responsibility is shouldered by each military member serving in the region, and USFJ leaders are encouraging all servicemembers to practice unwavering professionalism in everything they do. Unwavering professionalism is a

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