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  • Airman aims high, achieves life dreams

    There are hundreds of thousands of active duty Airmen in the enlisted force; only 85 are accepted into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program each year.This program is a continuous effort to give the nation's best and brightest enlisted Airmen the opportunity to further excel with appointments to the United States Air Force Academy. One
  • A round of a paws for Team Misawa vet clinic

    Pets are considered family for many military members, and when they need care, Misawa residents can take them to the base veterinary clinic for treatments.“A lot of members here have pets and we consider them our family members like we would children,” said U.S. Army Capt. Samuel Smith, the 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health Activity
  • 30th Annual Japan Day glows with Nebuta parade

    Float carriers chant as drums beat loudly, syncing with their inner metronome for the first Nebuta parade held on Misawa Air Base during its 30th Annual Japan Day event, April 7 and 8. Whether residents heard the loud cracks of kendo swords or walked Friendship Boulevard to see the street illuminated by a large float, everyone had a chance to
  • Lab technicians flawlessly fuel 35th Fighter Wing

    “Lab,” an Airman calls over the radio. “Control to call lab,” responds the receiver. “Your vehicle is en route,” says the responder as new fuel arrives for quality control. “Copy,” says the receiver as he prepares for processing a batch of fuel. Fueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon is not simple as pumping gas into a car. One small piece of the
  • Passenger terminal keeps Misawa moving

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part feature highlighting the 730th Air Mobility Squadron Operating Location Bravo air terminal ground handling services.Misawa’s runway will be closed from May 10 to July 5, affecting many families and military members who travel during those times.Master Sgt. Francisco Aguilera, the 730th AMC
  • Gosser golf course receives ancestral visitor

    A fallen pilot’s daughter visited the Gosser Golf Course at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25 through 28, to pay respect to her father.“My father was my hero,” said Debra Buchanan, daughter of Ret. Maj. Delbert Gosser, a former 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron. “I was the youngest child and the only girl. Even though we were disciplined, my dad
  • Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment

    U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.“DAC-T is a practice of using various aircraft while integrating with other national forces to execute one common goal,” said Maj. Matthew Sabraw, the 13th Fighter Squadron
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