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  • HMLA-169 Goes the Distance

    Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169 executed one of the longest maritime HMLA self-deployment flights in 1st Marine Aircraft Wing history during exercise Tiltrotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) 2107. TR/RW 2107 is a unilateral exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan that demonstrates 1st MAW’s capabilities to maintain combat-readiness
  • 1st MAW Marines conduct hot pit refuelings at Misawa Air Base

    Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
  • Alternate Fuel Receipt Capability Test

    The 35th Logistic Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight conducted an alternate mode of fuel resupply test at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 21, 2021. The alternate mode of fuel resupply, via a commercial tanker, is used if the primary mode of fuel resupply, via a direct pipeline to the Defense Fuel Servicing Point, is not available due to wartime contingencies or natural disasters.
  • "Jammer" Driver and Second Quarter Load Competition 2021

    Congratulations to the 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew members for winning the Second Quarter Load Competition and Airman 1st Class Miura Takuho, 3rd Air Wing armament flight member, for winning the "Jammer" Driver Competition.
  • OSI has a blast training with EOD

    The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Detachment 623 and the 35th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) teamed up with 35th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) to simulate an investigation of an explosive ordnance at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 8, 2021.
  • 35th Operations Group Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jared J. Hutchinson relinquished command of the 35th Operations Group (OG) to Col. Doyle A. Pompa during the 35th OG change of command ceremony in Hangar 949, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 12, 2021.Hutchinson has served as the 35th OG commander at Misawa since July 2019. The group is composed of two deployable F-16 “Wild
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