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  • Airman drummer beats adversity with style

    Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
  • 18th CMSAF ventures to Misawa to listen, encourage

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright spoke with 35th Fighter Wing Airmen addressing their concerns and critical roles in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during his theater immersion tour, June 9.The 18th CMSAF learned about the “Wild Weasel,” Koku-Jieitai, or Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Naval Air Facility and Army Joint Tactic Ground Station
  • 'My art is who I am'

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelly Coats, a 35th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, shares her story and the road to drawing comic art for the Air Force.
  • 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
  • Wingman day, keeping Airmen resilient

    The first bi-annual Wingman Day kicked-off at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 31.Wingman Day events included: a commander’s call, a 3K color run, a firetruck pull, a self-defense class, squadron activities and a Misawa connects booth exchange.“Wingman Day emphasizes and celebrates the skills that build resilient Airmen,” said Debbie Stevens, 35th
  • Misawa Airmen bond during chapel resiliency retreat

    Some shifts are packed full of stress and some never seem to end; Airmen are accustomed to coming home drained and exhausted.That’s when the 35th Fighter Wing chaplain corps steps in to give the Nation's heroes an opportunity to rest on the four resiliency pillars.Last Saturday, Jan. 28-29, the chapel took a group of Airmen skiing and snowboarding
  • DOD LGBT equality enriches military life

    We are targets; we are victims—but most of all, we are fighters and we are believers. Throughout my life, I have always struggled with my sexual orientation and how to accept it. Joining the military made it seem even more difficult, but I yearned to serve my country just like millions before me.Very soon after “don’t ask, don’t tell” was
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