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  • Fighting my way back

    Growing up in New York, I never made the gym a top priority because distractions and fun quickly stole my attention. As a city boy from Brooklyn, I took advantage of everything my home had to offer, including local restaurants, speak-easies and rooftop lounges.I spent 25 years enjoying eating and

  • 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

  • Engineers, airfield managers fight snowy weather, keep Misawa runway open

    Misawa averaged more than 147 inches of snow over the past six years and experiences freezing and drifting precipitation from the Pacific Ocean. It takes a lot of coordination to keep the flight line clear and remains a top priority for the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and 35th Operations Support

  • F-86F Sabre: Longstanding symbol of U.S.-Japan alliance

    Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, displays the F-86F as a static aircraft today. After the first Combined Air Festival in 1980, the Japanese and American base commanders dedicated an F-86F as a symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship. The F-86F Sabre began production in 1952, and gained

  • 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,

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