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  • 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,

  • Draughon range expands joint, bilateral training limits

    The Draughon Range is to Team Misawa as Mount Hakkoda is to avid skiers; this expansive plot of land provides the ultimate training ground to an array of service members working to improve their skills in Northern Japan.The 35th Operations Group Draughon Range personnel work daily with U.S. F-16

  • EOD: Locate, identify, neutralize

    The motto, “initial success or total failure,” fuels Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight to think outside the fuse box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.The EOD mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive

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