PRESS RELEASE: Training device off-range

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  • 35 Fighter Wing Public Affairs

While conducting training, an F-16 at Misawa released a device 5 kilometers from the Draughon Range late Wednesday. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. United States Forces Japan notified the Government of Japan this morning in accordance with all agreements. There have been no reports of injury or damage. USFJ takes safety seriously and Misawa has suspended inert drops until further notice. This incident highlights the importance of realistic training to ensure safety of operations.


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