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  • U.S., Japan bilateral exercise enhances mine countermeasure capabilities

    An awaiting crew huddled along the deck of a ship as the whirring blades of an MH-53E Sea Dragon displaced the seawater below and landed on the helicopter pad of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel JS Uraga. This afternoon excursion between the U.S. Navy Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, Detachment 2A, and the JMSDF Mine Sweeper
  • Annual Traffic Safety Day promotes safe driving, U.S.-Japan partnership

    Dressed in service uniforms, more than 100 U.S. military and Japan Air Self-Defense Force personnel attended the 24th Annual Traffic Safety Day in the Misawa Civic Center, July 22. The summer event, which began in 1992 and lasts for 10 days each year, stressed the importance of preventing traffic-related accidents and encouraged the promotion of
  • AF director of civil engineers tours new EOD compound

    Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron salute Maj. Gen. Timothy S. Green, the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers and Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics, engineering and force protection with Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as he arrives on a tour bus at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 1, 2016. Green’s visit consisted of a squadron all call, a
  • Maintenance Airman powers Misawa SEAD mission

    During an early afternoon, a soft warm breeze skirted across a flightline empty of the roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight. In its place, tools clanking against metal echoed in the depths of a hangar. A crew chief worked diligently solving the most recent maintenance challenge placed in his path.   Dedicated crew chiefs are
  • Basketball bolsters bilateral bonds

    Sports provide a forum for people of different backgrounds and cultures to come together and take part in a shared interest.   The Misawa Jets basketball team fostered such a connection when they held a summer basketball camp with the Japan Railway East Akita Peckers team to strengthen bilateral bonds and improve skills, June 17.   The day's
  • Countdown to new EPME deadline

    On May 21, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III deferred the repercussions of failing to complete Enlisted Professional Military Education Distance Learning within one year of enrollment until Jan. 1, 2017. The policy change, which only applies to Airmen notified to enroll in the distance learning course between June 3 and Dec. 31, 2015,
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