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  • 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
  • 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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