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  • 35th Operations Group Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jared J. Hutchinson relinquished command of the 35th Operations Group (OG) to Col. Doyle A. Pompa during the 35th OG change of command ceremony in Hangar 949, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 12, 2021.Hutchinson has served as the 35th OG commander at Misawa since July 2019. The

  • Strong Partners: Cope West 21

    Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, generate airpower for Cope West 21, a bilateral air-to-air training exercise featuring the U.S. and Indonesian air forces.

  • Air Force Firefighter of the Year 2020

    A Misawa Air Base Airman recently won the 2020 Military Firefighter of the Year Award for the Air Force. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Journey Collier, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, will represent the Air Force in the 2020 Department of Defense Military Firefighter of the Year competition.

  • 13th FS pilot wins JAAGA award, fortifies Japanese-American relations

    The Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association (JAAGA) recognized U.S. Air Force Capt. Spencer “Boca” Rhoton, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, for his dedication to building a strong bond and partnership between Japan and the United States at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 9.

  • Japan Minister of Defense Visits Misawa Air Base

    Japan Minister of Defense, Nobuo Kishi, met with Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, during a visit at Misawa Air Base on April 3, 2021.  Minister Kishi, Lt. Gen. Schneider and Col. Friedel also had the