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  • Misawa maintainers innovate new parts for ECM pods, reachieve 98% mission standard rate

    When the availability of F-16 Fighting Falcon electronic countermeasure pods dropped 10% below the 86% mission standard rate last year, the 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics flight decided they needed to do something drastic...
  • Engineers, airfield managers fight snowy weather, keep Misawa runway open

    Misawa averaged more than 147 inches of snow over the past six years and experiences freezing and drifting precipitation from the Pacific Ocean. It takes a lot of coordination to keep the flight line clear and remains a top priority for the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and 35th Operations Support Squadron.
  • Beverly Sunrise 17-07: Exercise on the move

    “Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!” sounds off across the base giant announcing system, initiating exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07. Instantaneously, Airmen from all squadrons, like cogs in a machine, work to generate sorties responding to a simulated deployment, Sept. 15. The pre-planned readiness exercise assessed the 35th Fighter Wing’s ability to
  • Misawa Ready Technician program increases maintainers' expertise

    Team Misawa constantly maintains a high operations tempo, preserving their force lethality while developing the best leaders to dominate in air, space and cyberspace.  To help maintain the wing's F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet, the base received an influx of new Airmen who are expected to flawlessly generate Wild Weasel sorties. In order to bring these
  • Lab technicians flawlessly fuel 35th Fighter Wing

    “Lab,” an Airman calls over the radio. “Control to call lab,” responds the receiver. “Your vehicle is en route,” says the responder as new fuel arrives for quality control. “Copy,” says the receiver as he prepares for processing a batch of fuel. Fueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon is not simple as pumping gas into a car. One small piece of the
  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything. To guarantee medical personnel are prepared, senior leaders from around the Air Force were sponsored by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Surgeon General, to initiate the Small
  • Airfield systems Airmen uphold Wild Weasel mission

    Airmen of the 35th Operations Support Squadron secure Misawa’s mission by providing maintenance and ensuring serviceability of all airfield systems, allowing for a multitude of accurate readings to pilots, weather and air traffic controller personnel.To accomplish their maintenance tasks, the airfield systems section installs, removes, relocates,
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