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  • 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

  • USAF, JASDF leaders coordinate on dormitory improvement plans

    U.S. Air Force Col. William Bernhard, 35th Mission Support Group commander, recently hosted Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Kato Fumihiko, 3rd Air Wing vice commander, for a tour of the 35th Fighter Wing’s Unaccompanied Housing campus at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

  • Misawa Air Base Extremism Stand-Down Day

    The 35th Fighter Wing hosted an Extremism Stand-Down Day March 26, in compliance with Secretary of Defense LLoyd J. Austin III’s direction that commanding officers and supervisors at all levels conduct a stand-down to address the issues of extremism in the ranks.

  • Great East Japan Earthquake 10th Anniversary Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation commander, hosted a commemoration ceremony with Japan Air Self-Defense Force and local civic leaders to honor of the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 11,

  • Materiel Management Flight: Supplying the Mission

    Misawa Air Base conducts daily mission essential air combat training and members from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Materiel Management Flight work behind the scenes to ensure base personnel have mission required equipment.The 35th LRS Materiel Management Flight, also known as

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