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  • Wild Weasel Walk-Through: 35th MXS armament flight

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to members of the 35th Maintenance Squadron armament flight during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2021. Wild Weasel Walk-Throughs are a weekly event directed by Friedel to learn more about the units he visits and listen to concerns. (U.S.
  • Misawa test cell Airmen run F-16 engines

    “It's extremely loud, windy and you can feel the whole building shake. You can feel the blood flowing through your body. It sort of makes it feel as though you're floating,” said Staff Sgt. Casey Jones, a 35th Maintenance Squadron test cell aerospace propulsion craftsman. “Standing inside the test bay while the engine is at full afterburner is a unique experience.” One can feel this sensation within the "Hush House", a building that is anything but what its name insinuates. "Hush House" is an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine testing facility.
  • Misawa’s Phase team keeps the Fighting Falcons in the air

    One wouldn’t usually break down an entire vehicle to find the smallest crack or defect. However, the 35th Maintenance Squadron Phase Inspection section does just that. The only difference is their vehicles are Misawa Air Base’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons.
  • AGE: Starting from the ground up

    Part of the 35th Fighter Wing mission is to project combat air power, and for the aerospace ground equipment flight, the mission starts on the ground with a motto defining the nature of the career field: “no air power without ground power.”
  • Armament back shop locked, loaded

    From rotary launchers to gun systems, the 35th Maintenance Squadron armament back shop ensures the lethality of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Airmen continually test, repair and perform daily maintenance on alternate mission equipment such as aircraft pylons, missile launchers, bomb racks and targeting pods and guns.
  • Multi-Domain Airman training kicks off

    More than 25 Airmen from the 35th Operations Support Squadron, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, 35th Force Support Squadron and 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron teamed up to enhance their readiness by participating in the first Multi-Domain Airman training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 29. The purpose of this training is to create Airmen who are proficient in multiple areas outside of their own designated career field specialty.
  • 35th MXS propulsions CRF breaks engines serviced record

    The 35th Maintenance Squadron propulsions centralized repair facility broke the record of engines serviced in a month, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. This was the first time in 13 years that the CRF facility had achieved such a feat.
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