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  • Misawa Air Mobility Command terminal ushers global reach

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part feature highlighting the 730th Air Mobility Squadron Operating Location Bravo air terminal ground handling services.“There’s a lot more to the air terminal than the Patriot Express,” said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Yerkes, the 730th AMS OL-B air terminal ground handling services contracting officer
  • 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
  • Medical personnel stay ready for the real deal

    Medical facility personnel arrive for another day on the job and prepare for the day’s workload. Immediately a voice over the intercom sounds off, “Code blue! Code blue! Code blue!,” alerting all staff a patient has collapsed from a heart attack and requires immediate attention.When a 35th Medical Group team assembles, it’s during these intense
  • Misawa Airmen bond during chapel resiliency retreat

    Some shifts are packed full of stress and some never seem to end; Airmen are accustomed to coming home drained and exhausted.That’s when the 35th Fighter Wing chaplain corps steps in to give the Nation's heroes an opportunity to rest on the four resiliency pillars.Last Saturday, Jan. 28-29, the chapel took a group of Airmen skiing and snowboarding
  • 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
  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour. Goldfein, sworn in as the 21st CSAF in July, met face-to-face with Airmen of the 35th Fighter Wing, service members from the U.S. Navy and Army and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to gain insight on a variety
  • 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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