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  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything. To guarantee medical personnel are prepared, senior leaders from around the Air Force were sponsored by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Surgeon General, to initiate the Small
  • Airfield systems Airmen uphold Wild Weasel mission

    Airmen of the 35th Operations Support Squadron secure Misawa’s mission by providing maintenance and ensuring serviceability of all airfield systems, allowing for a multitude of accurate readings to pilots, weather and air traffic controller personnel.To accomplish their maintenance tasks, the airfield systems section installs, removes, relocates,
  • 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
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