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  • Misawa Airman overcomes homesickness, embraces the local community

    For first-term Airmen, being stationed at an overseas base can be difficult, and loneliness can easily creep in. For Airman Austin Clay, though, he's found a home right here in Misawa.
  • U.S., Indonesian air forces execute COPE West 19

    U.S. and Indonesian air forces officially began flying operations in support of COPE West 19, following an opening ceremony at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado, Indonesia, June 17.
  • 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
  • PACAF demo pilot helps Yokota certify runway safety system

    Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander and pilot, assisted Yokota Air Base, Japan, with their annual certification test of the Aircraft Arresting System at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30.
  • 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.
  • Misawa maintainer withstands winter weather

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenberry conducts post-flight aircraft-safe maintenance procedures during a dark and snowy Misawa afternoon, Dec. 12.
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