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  • Misawa's community commons team initiates winter trade market

    The 35th Force Support Squadron community commons team hosted the Winter Trade Market at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26.
  • SERE team displays wingmanship, saves snowboarding Airman

    Team Misawa’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape team saved a lone snowboarding Airman, after he took a wrong turn and found himself waist-deep in snow after sundown, Dec. 30, in the backcountry of the Hakkoda Mountains located in Northern Japan.   Although Staff Sgt. Matthew Stedge, a 35th Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew team chief,
  • Misawa F-4C Phantom II: A Vietnam vet still serving

    During the Vietnam War, the F-4C Phantom II, 64-0679, downed the second MiG aircraft on July 10, 1965. The first MiG-killer was later shot down over the demilitarized zone on July 30, 1967, making this aircraft the sole survivor of the July 10, 1965, conflict. The F-4C made it to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August 1988, and was restored and
  • Misawa maintainer withstands winter weather

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenberry conducts post-flight aircraft-safe maintenance procedures during a dark and snowy Misawa afternoon, Dec. 12.
  • Break the ice before it breaks you

    Whether traveling down the street to the Commissary or walking outside on the flight line, knowing what precautionary measures to take for Misawa’s snowy climate will help the team stay safe.According to the 35th Operations Support Squadron weather flight, Misawa is considered the base with the highest snow accumulation in the Air Force.“Practicing
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