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  • PACAF command chief receives Wild Weasel welcome

    The Pacific Air Forces’ command chief received a base tour, here, July 10 – 13, to visit various shops and organizations while sharing his goals for improving PACAF’s enlisted force so they can work at their highest level.Previously a security forces Defender, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, the PACAF command chief since November 2016, now leads
  • Misawa F-16s receive system upgrade to boost tactical power

    As years pass technology continuously progresses, including the F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics systems, a warfighting computer reaping the benefits of man’s technological advancements. The 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 fleet began an avionics upgrade this week to further enhance the fleet’s readiness, situational awareness and tactical capabilities,
  • Hungry Weasels line-up for restaurant opening

    Burgers sizzle and a satisfying aroma fills the air as members order food from Team Misawa’s newest eatery addition, the Wild Weasels' Bar & Grill, which opened July 7.Plans began approximately two years ago when results from a 35th Force Support Squadron base-wide survey highlighted families’ cravings for an American-style restaurant.“We wanted to
  • Lab technicians flawlessly fuel 35th Fighter Wing

    “Lab,” an Airman calls over the radio. “Control to call lab,” responds the receiver. “Your vehicle is en route,” says the responder as new fuel arrives for quality control. “Copy,” says the receiver as he prepares for processing a batch of fuel. Fueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon is not simple as pumping gas into a car. One small piece of the
  • Gosser golf course receives ancestral visitor

    A fallen pilot’s daughter visited the Gosser Golf Course at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25 through 28, to pay respect to her father.“My father was my hero,” said Debra Buchanan, daughter of Ret. Maj. Delbert Gosser, a former 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron. “I was the youngest child and the only girl. Even though we were disciplined, my dad
  • Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment

    U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.“DAC-T is a practice of using various aircraft while integrating with other national forces to execute one common goal,” said Maj. Matthew Sabraw, the 13th Fighter Squadron
  • Welding Weasels; 35th MXS mend Falcon mission

    The 35th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technicians use their skills to fabricate and modify parts to fit mission requirements, enabling Misawa to bring the fight to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enhancing our principles, partnerships, presence and power projection over a wider geographic range.According to Airman 1st Class Elfie Diltz, a
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