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PRESS RELEASE: Training device off-range

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon stationed at Misawa Air Base released a training device 5 Kilometers off from the designated training range late Wednesday. The device is an inert object and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. The 35th Fighter Wing takes the safety and security of our host-nation and local community very seriously. We have suspended dropping inert objects as part of our training sorties until further notice and we are working with the appropriate parties to recover the device. We are committed to performing our mission in a responsible manner and we will work with the Japanese community to ensure the well-being of our counter-parts.