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  • 30th Annual Japan Day glows with Nebuta parade

    Float carriers chant as drums beat loudly, syncing with their inner metronome for the first Nebuta parade held on Misawa Air Base during its 30th Annual Japan Day event, April 7 and 8. Whether residents heard the loud cracks of kendo swords or walked Friendship Boulevard to see the street illuminated by a large float, everyone had a chance to
  • Lab technicians flawlessly fuel 35th Fighter Wing

    “Lab,” an Airman calls over the radio. “Control to call lab,” responds the receiver. “Your vehicle is en route,” says the responder as new fuel arrives for quality control. “Copy,” says the receiver as he prepares for processing a batch of fuel. Fueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon is not simple as pumping gas into a car. One small piece of the
  • Passenger terminal keeps Misawa moving

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part feature highlighting the 730th Air Mobility Squadron Operating Location Bravo air terminal ground handling services.Misawa’s runway will be closed from May 10 to July 5, affecting many families and military members who travel during those times.Master Sgt. Francisco Aguilera, the 730th AMC
  • 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
  • Gosser golf course receives ancestral visitor

    A fallen pilot’s daughter visited the Gosser Golf Course at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25 through 28, to pay respect to her father.“My father was my hero,” said Debra Buchanan, daughter of Ret. Maj. Delbert Gosser, a former 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron. “I was the youngest child and the only girl. Even though we were disciplined, my dad
  • Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment

    U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.“DAC-T is a practice of using various aircraft while integrating with other national forces to execute one common goal,” said Maj. Matthew Sabraw, the 13th Fighter Squadron
  • 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
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