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  • Misawa Block-50 F-16 hits 10K hours, an AF first

    One of Misawa Air Base’s most famous flight line assets hit a historic milestone June 10 as a 29-year-old Block-50 F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 808 affectionately known as “BOB,” reached 10,000 flight hours during a sortie flown across Japan.
  • USFJ senior enlisted leader visits Team Misawa Airmen face-to-face

    Chief Master Sgt. Rick Winegardner Jr., the U.S. Forces Japan senior enlisted leader, toured Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 5 to 7 to better familiarize himself with the Wild Weasel, tenant units and Japan Air Self-Defense Force missions.During the visit, Winegardner saw first-hand the strong U.S. Japan alliance at Misawa and the chief saw how each
  • Weasel maintainers win big at PACAF

    The 35th Maintenance Squadron won the Pacific Air Forces Maintenance Effectiveness Award by providing safe, serviceable and available equipment for sustained use in peacetime and in wartime at Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018.
  • USFJ Command Chief shares leadership perspectives with 35th FW

    The Command Chief Master Sergeant for United States Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force visited Misawa Airmen alongside Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, the USFJ and 5th AF commander, here Oct. 10 and 11.
  • 35 MXS fabrication flight repair makes U.S. Air Force history

    Three Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight performed a depot-level repair on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August this year.
  • Six Year Gear: Maintenance Keeps Falcons Soaring

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class William Berksteiner, AFN Misawa, tells us about the 35th Maintenance Squadron keeping jets on Misawa Air Base ready for take-off on a six-year cycle.
  • Maintenance Airmen bring F-16 to life

    After 450 days on the ground for extensive maintenance, tail number 400, an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron, took flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 18.
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