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  • More than allies: US Airman forges intercultural friendships

    An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
  • Tech. Sgt. climbs out of $230,000 in debt, financially inspires service members

    Sometimes debt can be seen as a neverending mountain, getting higher and steeper, keeping some financially trapped for years. Tech. Sgt. George Madrid, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance evaluator, and his wife, Erika, found themselves $230,000 deep in debt, and their financial mountain looked like Mt. Everest. They needed a way
  • Airman welcomes life into Misawa

    "Labor is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're gonna get," according to some mothers while describing the process, referencing Forrest Gump. At Misawa Air Base, uncertainties still exist, but one guarantee is the doctors, like Capt. Paola Rosa, a 35th Surgical Operations Squadron obstetrics and gynecologist physician, will stand by
  • Harunaoka Senior Home receives visit from Airmen, families

    A Japanese elder, left, and Eiko Koiwa, center, a caretaker, smiles at Matthew Joiner, right, son of Master Sgt. James Joiner, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosives ordnance disposal technician, at Harunaoka Old Age Home, Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 22, 2016. Approximately 20 Airmen and their families spent time with members to get them to be
  • Misawa travel office, community center win best in Air Force

    Misawa Air Base is no stranger to Air Force-level awards and has two new additions with the 35th Force Support Squadron’s Community Center and Information, Tickets & Travel offices garnering a 2015 A1 Program of the Year award for their dedication to the Misawa community.
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