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  • Concrete partnership showcased during airfield construction

    Usually the Misawa Air Base community hears the roaring of the F-16 Fighting Falcons, but since early May, the sounds of jack hammers and construction machines fill the air as a makeover occurs on the flight line.The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 35th Security Forces Squadron flex their muscles every hour of every day while working alongside
  • JTAGS reinforces Soldiers' combat tactics training

    On an overcast day, U.S. Soldiers creep through trees and foliage with faint noises of cracking twigs under each step. All of a sudden, an explosion goes off and the team readies themselves for tactical combat and mission execution.Delta Detachment, 1st Space Company, Joint Tactical Ground Station personnel practiced their combat tactics on
  • Team Misawa recycling center thinks green

    In Japan, recycling is a priority and is obvious by the many trash cans designated for plastic, paper and metals. The bond with our host nation has grown over time and so have our efforts in recycling.The Misawa Air Base recycling center is having an Earth Day kick-off April 17, at the Base Exchange, to continue increasing residential recycling
  • Airman aims high, achieves life dreams

    There are hundreds of thousands of active duty Airmen in the enlisted force; only 85 are accepted into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program each year.This program is a continuous effort to give the nation's best and brightest enlisted Airmen the opportunity to further excel with appointments to the United States Air Force Academy. One
  • A round of a paws for Team Misawa vet clinic

    Pets are considered family for many military members, and when they need care, Misawa residents can take them to the base veterinary clinic for treatments.“A lot of members here have pets and we consider them our family members like we would children,” said U.S. Army Capt. Samuel Smith, the 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health Activity
  • 30th Annual Japan Day glows with Nebuta parade

    Float carriers chant as drums beat loudly, syncing with their inner metronome for the first Nebuta parade held on Misawa Air Base during its 30th Annual Japan Day event, April 7 and 8. Whether residents heard the loud cracks of kendo swords or walked Friendship Boulevard to see the street illuminated by a large float, everyone had a chance 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
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