Misawa Photos

Step one, don the helmet

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dakota Newton, a 14th Fighter Squadron standards and evaluations liaison officer, prepares to don his helmet prior to take off to participate in a bilateral exercise at Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, April 19, 2017. The bi-annual exercise incorporates a multitude of aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Forces into air-to-air combat and suppression of enemy forces scenarios. The 35th Fighter Wing operates a fleet of more than 40 combat-ready aircraft to perform air superiority functions at a moment’s notice in compliance with war time contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto
VIRIN: 170419-F-MA978-119.JPG
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