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  • Heavy Weapons Qualification

    Security Forces members qualified on the M249 light machine gun, while the EOD Flight qualified on the M320A1 grenade launcher. The heavy weapons qualification enhances our Airmen’s capabilities of base defense, rapid responses, wartime operations, and deterrence against adversaries.

  • HABU Exercise: Training EOD Technicians

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dawson Hindman, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight training noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks on the purpose of the HABU Exercise and its importance to training future EOD technicians at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 25, 2024.

  • Explosive Readiness: Cold Weather Training Ensures EOD Preparedness

    If an EOD technician performs at a level less than perfect, it can result in dire consequences. The importance of training cannot be stressed enough due to the unforgiving nature of the field. 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) EOD flight members recently hosted the HABU Exercise with EOD

  • OSI has a blast training with EOD

    The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Detachment 623 and the 35th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) teamed up with 35th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) to simulate an investigation of an explosive ordnance at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 8, 2021.

  • Range day showcases Wild Weasel mission

    Members of Team Misawa attended the annual Range Day event hosted by the 35th Operations Group at Draughon Range outside Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 9, 2020.  Range Day is a bilateral demonstration featuring both ground and air operations between U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force partners. The

  • Misawa EOD team trains to save lives

    “Initial success or total failure” is the motto fueling explosive ordnance disposal Airmen to accept nothing less than perfection in and out of uniform.The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight’s mission is to clear hazards by locating, identifying and neutralizing

  • Misawa EOD Airman forges path to recovery

    Regardless of the traumatic experiences in his past, Master Sgt. Douglas Smits, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal operations section chief, continues to serve in the EOD career field. In and out of uniform, he pushes himself to set higher goals to become a better man,