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  • First transpacific flight creates Washington, Misawa bond

    Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.

  • 35th FW surge proves regional interoperability, security

    The 35th Fighter Wing conducted surge operations this week during a training deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 16.Due to routine flight line maintenance at Misawa AB, the 14th Fighter Squadron relocated to Kunsan, giving maintenance teams and pilots the ability to train with

  • Taking a leap of faith to light the way for others

    Military chaplains are known for providing a listening ear and crisis counseling to all in need. In light of the guidance they provide, these same individuals may face their own struggles and their true accomplishments can go unnoticed. U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Hostettler, a 35th Fighter Wing

  • Rapid mobility: Misawa fighter squadrons deploy during mass movement

    During a mass movement starting July 12 and spanning roughly a week, more than 500 Airmen from across Misawa Air Base departed for exercises Cope Taufan 16 and Pitch Black.Every summer, Airmen from Misawa depart to various temporary duty locations, allowing them to gain practice in another mission

  • 35th FW Airmen depart for Cope Taufan 16

    U.S. Air Force Airmen board a Boeing 757 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 11, 2016. The plane was destined for Pangkalan Udara Butterworth and Pangkalan Udara Subang, Malaysia, where nearly 250 Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing will participate in exercise Cope Taufan 16. The exercise allows for an

  • Japanese Paralympic athlete showcases hope for Misawa children

    “When I was in the accident, I thought I lost everything.”Those were the impactful words Shinji Negi, Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center project director, shared with the children he visited at the Lunney Youth Center here, June 28. Negi visited Misawa City, Japan, to host the "Challenge

  • Misawa F-16s deploy to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016

    Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th Fighter Squadron are deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North is an annual event that focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and large force employment in an effort to enhance interoperability