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  • Misawa’s 610th ACF earns USAF “Best C2 Crew”

    Though the 610th Air Control Flight is smaller than other command and control units, they pack a big punch: they won three Pacific Air Forces and two Headquarters Air Force-level awards at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in 2019.
  • U.S. Embassy Tokyo visits with Misawa Airmen

    Dan Rochman, the U.S. Embassy Tokyo minister-counselor of political affairs, toured Misawa Air Base to familiarize himself with the Wild Weasel mission and the Airmen who make it happen, April 14. The tour provided an opportunity for the Department of Defense to showcase capabilities to the Department of State, both operating within Japan. It
  • 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.
  • F-86F Sabre: Longstanding symbol of U.S.-Japan alliance

    Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, displays the F-86F as a static aircraft today. After the first Combined Air Festival in 1980, the Japanese and American base commanders dedicated an F-86F as a symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship. The F-86F Sabre began production in 1952, and gained popularity during the Korean War. It displayed a superior
  • Command chief receives familiarization flight

    U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher Struve, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, gave Chief Master Sgt. John Alsvig, the 35th FW command chief, a familiarization flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28.
  • Samurais overtake Panthers in Misawa's 3rd quarter load competition

    Team Misawa Airmen competed in the quarterly load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9. This competition assessed 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 14th AMU load members' ability to quickly and properly arm F-16 Fighting Falcons with munitions.
  • CSAR training enhances PACAF tactics

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 31st Rescue Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated in combat search and rescue training as part of exercise Keen Sword 19, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31.
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