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  • Misawa air show kicks off Sept. 10 at 8 a.m.

    This year’s Pacific Partners Air Festival kicks off at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 with the opening ceremony and aerial review at 8:30 a.m.
  • First transpacific flight creates Washington, Misawa bond

    Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
  • Northern Viper tests Team Misawa’s readiness

    Military exercises bring teams’ strengths and weaknesses to light, providing vital feedback used to ultimately overcome challenges and stretch flexibility while executing the mission. Exercise Northern Viper 17 did just that throughout the month of August, testing Team Misawa’s support readiness by bringing in more than 500 Marines and multiple
  • Draughon range expands joint, bilateral training limits

    The Draughon Range is to Team Misawa as Mount Hakkoda is to avid skiers; this expansive plot of land provides the ultimate training ground to an array of service members working to improve their skills in Northern Japan.The 35th Operations Group Draughon Range personnel work daily with U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2
  • Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan

    Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.CA17 is an annual bilateral event between the JASDF, known as the Koku-Jieitai, and U.S. Air Force in order to fortify interoperability between Team
  • Master wood working Weasel creates custom art

    As the smell of fresh lumber hangs in the air, windows grow hazy from layers of sawdust and work orders flow in from every squadron, a skilled craftsman adamantly works to create masterpieces for all his customers. The 35th Force Support Squadron wood workshop is led by Yutaka Kashiwazaki, a 35th FSS woodshop master laborer who dedicates his
  • Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time

    Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental. “I think your fitness and work standards have a direct correlation,” said Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager. “If you’re motivated to get up, run
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