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  • PACAF recognizes support by Japan

     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 Jan. 31 in front of approximately 100 civic leaders at city hall here. Gen. Paul V. Hester, the PACAF commander, presented Mayor

  • Couple of AMMOS grads right here

    Few organizations across the Air Force have people who've graduated from a specialized school like the Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School, and with only three classes per year, it's easy to see how this advanced training is a rare honor. But, as rare as it may be for a base to have

  • Misawa City Mayor and champion for U.S.-Japan relations dies at age 66

    A longtime friend and supporter of American servicemembers, their families and the Air Force mission in Northern Japan has passed away Tuesday from pneumonia at the age of 66. Mayor Shigeyoshi Suzuki served as the Mayor of Misawa City, representing a city of 40,000, for more than two decades and was

  • New shuttle takes pets to Narita Airport

    Don't be surprised if you hear a bark or a meow when you pass by the Information, Tickets and Tours new shuttle bus. The new shuttle bus, affectionately referred to as the "pet bus," was purchased after the Patriot Express Space-A flights were cancelled from Misawa in October. The loss of the

  • Tsunami warning alerts civilians, servicemembers

    The destructive force of tsunamis has been well-documented. In December 2004, a tsunami struck Indonesia, and its effects are still being felt today. One of the keys to minimizing its effects to those in its path is advance notification. Notifying personnel of a potential tsunami here is now a

  • Warrior of the Week

    Name: Mr. Eugene O. Dunne Squadron: 35th Maintenance Squadron Duty title: Air Force Engineering and Technology Services "Mr. Dunne is responsible for providing highly technical advice and training to 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics personnel. In addition, he is a depot liaison and an advisor to

  • 13th AMU excited, nervous and ready to deploy

    For those deploying for the first time, it's exciting and nerve-wracking, but they are ready to put their everyday training into play to support the Global War on Terrorism, and relieve their counterparts in Iraq. "I didn't think I would be going so soon, but I'm really excited," said Airman 1st