Airfield systems Airmen uphold Wild Weasel mission
By Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 10, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
Airmen of the 35th Operations Support Squadron secure Misawa’s mission by providing maintenance and ensuring serviceability of all airfield systems, allowing for a multitude of accurate readings to pilots, weather and air traffic controller personnel.
To accomplish their maintenance tasks, the airfield systems section installs, removes, relocates, modifies, deploys, and maintains fixed and mobile meteorological, navigation and air traffic control ground-to-air radio systems.
“When properly maintained, our systems, as a whole, give pilots and their families a peace of mind,” said Airman 1st Class Tristan Blake, a 35th OSS airfield systems technician. “The systems provide planes the ability to land, take-off and navigate the air space, all to accomplish the main goal of the Air Force—to fly, fight and win.”