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  • A2D2: We drive to save lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving transportation services ensure base members get home safely, mitigating any potential risks of impeding the 35th Fighter Wing mission. “A2D2 ensures the safety of the mission’s most important asset: people,” stressed Staff Sgt. Kiernan Judd, a 35th Mental Operations Squadron mental health technician and lead coordinator for A2D2. “By getting our Airmen and families home safely we are doing our best to circumvent DUIs and the career, personal, financial and host nation relation damages that could follow.”
  • 14th AMU Airmen load today to fight tomorrow

    Weapons loaders work around the clock, rotating shifts 24 hours a day, seven days a week ensuring every aircraft is armed properly and safely. “We train to sharpen our skills and maintain our readiness as weapons loaders,” expressed Master Sgt. Eric Sparks, a 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons loading element NCO in charge. “Our Airmen work day and night, ensuring we practice the best tactics and procedures for the safety of the U.S. and our host-nation.”
  • Misawa defenders aim high and win big

    Three Airmen from the 35th Security Forces Squadron emulated the Air Force’s core value of “excellence in all we do” by standing out amongst other defenders within the Pacific Air Forces. PACAF awarded top honors to three Misawa Wild Weasel Defenders: Master Sgt. Andrew Contreras, a chief of standardization and evaluations, Airman 1st Class Jessica Carino, an armorer and Airman 1st Class Holly Villalta, a base defense operations center controller.
  • Misawa EOD Airman forges path to recovery

    Regardless of the traumatic experiences in his past, Master Sgt. Douglas Smits, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal operations section chief, continues to serve in the EOD career field. In and out of uniform, he pushes himself to set higher goals to become a better man, husband, father and Airman.
  • Let the food drive begin!

    U.S. Air Force veteran Hailey Smits, the 35th Fighter Wing pantry coordinator, gives back to the Misawa Air Base community by volunteering her time at the food pantry and is leading the charge in this year's food drive.
  • The 13th AMU Panthers take the win in Misawa’s third quarter load competition

    Airmen with the 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit took part in the third quarter load competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25. The competition assessed the Airmen’s ability to quickly and properly arm F-16 Fighting Falcons with munitions while racing against the clock and each other.
  • Panther pride, hard work shown during Komatsu ATR

    Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducted an aviation training relocation at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. The 28 sorties executed during the ATR gave Wild Weasels the ability to learn, train and integrate with their host nation partners while identifying successes and shortfalls.
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