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  • Misawa Airman embraces the gift of giving

    Nearing the end of the week families celebrated and enjoyed festivities and peace brought by the Christmas season, and while the holidays are a time for sharing, love and togetherness, there were few who were almost left out of the happiness. The days leading up to the holiday seemed bleak, but a single Airman changed that.Senior Airman Lowell
  • Harunaoka Senior Home receives visit from Airmen, families

    A Japanese elder, left, and Eiko Koiwa, center, a caretaker, smiles at Matthew Joiner, right, son of Master Sgt. James Joiner, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosives ordnance disposal technician, at Harunaoka Old Age Home, Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 22, 2016. Approximately 20 Airmen and their families spent time with members to get them to be
  • Finding happiness during the holidays

    Christmas music plays over the Exchange’s intercom as little children run around the store giggling and laughing with their parents. Seeing the kids, a sudden rush of loneliness sweeps across me as I realize it’s been three years since I was home for the holidays. Squashing the thought just as quickly as it came, I think to myself, “Why am I
  • Winning mind wars to overcome life's battles

     Every morning, Capt. Mary Zander, a 35th Medical Operations Squadron psychologist, wakes up, puts her uniform on, and prepares for a day of listening and finding solutions to help her patients conquer their challenges.Air Force psychologists provide deeper-level care for patients by taking a look at inward problems that manifest themselves
  • Disabilities stop limbs, not hearts at Misawa Special Olympics

    The crowd went wild as an athlete sent a basketball flying through the hoop during the 30th Annual Special Olympics, here, Oct. 15. More than 400 attended the event, including 88 participants from six schools located in the Aomori Prefecture. “Our whole intent for the event was for the entire community to get involved,” said 2nd Lt. Ian Myles, the
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