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  • F-35 Lightning II Symposium Sparks Bilateral Exchange

    U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II maintainers from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Edwards Air Force Base, California travelled to Japan to participate in a symposium with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35 Lightning II maintainers at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, through Sept. 1, 2021.
  • Strengthening bonds through JASDF-USAF exchange

    "Every time we do this program, the exchange of the Japanese Airmen and the Air Force Airmen builds ties. They make connections, they make friendships, they learn a little bit about each other's cultures and the benefit in the long run is that we've learned and made lifelong friends, that if called upon in the future, hopefully can assist us."  
  • 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
  • Steam plant operations bring the heat

    The roar of an F-16 Fighting Falcon rips overhead through the snowy sky as Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group prepare the next aircraft for launch.  Despite the weather, their hands stay warm enough to tighten the next bolt thanks to the constant hiss of Misawa's steam plants.Exploiting the power of steam, the 35th Civil Engineer
  • U.S., Japan jets wow crowds during Misawa Air Fest 2016

    On an early Sunday morning, the base's Friendship Gate opened ushering thousands of excited Japanese nationals through to make their way to the flightline, Sept. 11, for Misawa Air Fest 2016.“We wanted to open Misawa Air Base to the public in partnership with our Japan Air Self-Defense Force allies and demonstrate goodwill and build trust with our
  • Bilateral exercise prepares JASDF, USAF for airshow

    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Midday, a loud boom echoed across Misawa’s flight line during a bilateral emergency management exercise led by the Japanese Air Self Defense Force, Aug. 31.The exercise was held to prepare USAF and JASDF members in the case of a scenario where a suicide bomber detonates an improvised explosive device, said Master Sgt.
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