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  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour. Goldfein, sworn in as the 21st CSAF in July, met face-to-face with Airmen of the 35th Fighter Wing, service members from the U.S. Navy and Army and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to gain insight on a variety
  • Winning mind wars to overcome life's battles

     Every morning, Capt. Mary Zander, a 35th Medical Operations Squadron psychologist, wakes up, puts her uniform on, and prepares for a day of listening and finding solutions to help her patients conquer their challenges.Air Force psychologists provide deeper-level care for patients by taking a look at inward problems that manifest themselves
  • Flu POD exercises 35th MDG epidemic readiness

    When the risk of a contagious disease threatens people at Misawa Air Base, the 35th Medical Group has minimal time to ensure their safety and to vaccinate the entire population. In efforts to strengthen this capability, medical experts used this year’s flu vaccine as a preliminary exercise to construct a point of distribution, or POD, and put their
  • Bombs blast targets at Misawa Range Day

    Many gathered around in anticipation as F-16 Fighting Falcons soared into the sky during a Range Day event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2016.Range day is a yearly event coordinated by the 35th Operations Support Squadron, allowing Misawa personnel and families to spectate F-16s drop bombs and strafe targets at the Draughon Range.“This event
  • First sergeants: More than a shirt

    There can be times when personnel need more help than their supervisors can offer, so the Air Force provides another outlet.First sergeants, also known as “shirts,” hold a position granted to master sergeants and above, and promote general health, discipline, and career progression of all assigned personnel and their families. “We make sure we can
  • Misawa Air Fest 2016: A visual perspective

    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Blue Impulse aerial demonstration team performs a split maneuver during Misawa Air Fest 2016 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2016. The Blue Impulse fly the Kawasaki T-4 which is a subsonic intermediate jet trainer aircraft. The T-4 entered service in 1985 and has since been JASDF’s flagship demo team aircraft.
  • Runway construction paves way for flight

    After nearly three weeks of construction, Misawa Air Base’s runway became fully operational Aug. 5. Due to the high volume of aircraft using the runway, the west section’s pavement surface was highly degraded resulting in the need for a repair. The 3,840 cubic meters of asphalt laid on the flightline spans a surface length of approximately 1,200
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