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  • Aircrew flight equipment sustains F-16 pilot lives

    Delivering sorties takes more effort than throwing on a flight suit and taking off, and those who deal with flights daily understand the importance of each step for mission execution.Before heading to the jet, pilots gear up in the flight equipment room where they are greeted by 35th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians
  • 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
  • Break the ice before it breaks you

    Whether traveling down the street to the Commissary or walking outside on the flight line, knowing what precautionary measures to take for Misawa’s snowy climate will help the team stay safe.According to the 35th Operations Support Squadron weather flight, Misawa is considered the base with the highest snow accumulation in the Air Force.“Practicing
  • Weapons loaders arm F-16 for combat

    Weapons load crews from the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units dueled each quarter to decide who would face off in the Jan. 20 annual weapons load crew competition.  The two winning teams, both from the 13th AMU, who faced off head-to-head for the top crew, were: Crew 3:                                                           Crew 10:Staff
  • PMEL secures 35FW strikes on target

    The sound of jets ripping through the skies, munitions deploy with a loud boom echoing around the area. The words "target hit, confirmed" relay over pilot radios, and in the blink of an eye they veer off into the distance. This would never be possible without the precision measurement equipment lab technicians, and a single flaw could mean the
  • 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
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