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  • Mil to Mil, Heart to Heart

    Re-enlistments, one of the quieter yet more impactful military ceremonies in the career of many Airmen, can be as simple as a few office colleagues gathering together in a conference room, or as elaborate as the re-enlistee imagines. The focal point of a re-enlistment is taking the Oath of Enlistment again which is administered by a commissioned officer. Most people find a mentor or an officer with which they share a special bond. Master Sgt. Richard Colón, 35th Fighter Wing Commander’s Action Group superintendent, has a very special relationship with the officer who administered his Oath. She is his spouse, Major Deborah Colón, 35th Warrior Medicine Clinic commander.
  • Great East Japan Earthquake 10th Anniversary Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation commander, hosted a commemoration ceremony with Japan Air Self-Defense Force and local civic leaders to honor of the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 11, 2021. The ceremony honored more than 15,000 people who lost their lives to the historic earthquake and tsunami. It also highlighted the efforts of American and Japanese forces, under Operation Tomodachi, to provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of civilians affected by the disaster.
  • JAAGA award-winning Airman fortifies Japanese-American relations

    Approximately 2,300 enlisted service members live at Misawa Air Base with an opportunity to interact face-to-face with their local Japanese neighbors.On March 6, The Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association recognized Airman 1st Class William Raley, a 610th Air Control Flight weapons director technician, who dedicated his time to build bonds
  • Japanese neighbors share New Year traditions with Team Misawa

    In Japan, the New Year celebration, called “shogatsu,” is more than just a time to throw parties; it’s a celebration of tradition, hopes for good luck and a prosperous year.Team Misawa attended many New Year ceremonies with local agencies like the Misawa International Association, the Misawa Rotary Club and the Misawa Chamber of Commerce, and this
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