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  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour. Goldfein, sworn in as the 21st CSAF in July, met face-to-face with Airmen of the 35th Fighter Wing, service members from the U.S. Navy and Army and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to gain insight on a variety
  • Winning mind wars to overcome life's battles

     Every morning, Capt. Mary Zander, a 35th Medical Operations Squadron psychologist, wakes up, puts her uniform on, and prepares for a day of listening and finding solutions to help her patients conquer their challenges.Air Force psychologists provide deeper-level care for patients by taking a look at inward problems that manifest themselves
  • EOD: Locate, identify, neutralize

    The motto, “initial success or total failure,” fuels Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight to think outside the fuse box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.The EOD mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive devices. By clearing those hazards, personnel enable
  • Bombs blast targets at Misawa Range Day

    Many gathered around in anticipation as F-16 Fighting Falcons soared into the sky during a Range Day event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2016.Range day is a yearly event coordinated by the 35th Operations Support Squadron, allowing Misawa personnel and families to spectate F-16s drop bombs and strafe targets at the Draughon Range.“This event
  • When the bark is as scary as the bite

    As the largest career field in the Air Force, it is the job of security forces squadrons to protect and defend the base. However, the Airmen don’t do it alone as they rely on their four-legged companions: military working dogs. “The [K-9’s] abilities are incredible,” said Tech. Sgt. Juventino Salazar, the 35th Security Forces Squadron kennel
  • Runway construction paves way for flight

    After nearly three weeks of construction, Misawa Air Base’s runway became fully operational Aug. 5. Due to the high volume of aircraft using the runway, the west section’s pavement surface was highly degraded resulting in the need for a repair. The 3,840 cubic meters of asphalt laid on the flightline spans a surface length of approximately 1,200
  • Avionics Airmen save time, money with innovative device

    F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics specialists maintain and repair a wide range of electronics systems in the aircraft, ranging from communications to flight controls. To keep up with a demanding operations tempo, Misawa’s avionics Airmen developed a device to make their performance even more efficient, completing the project July 2016.   While
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