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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
  • EOD: Locate, identify, neutralize

    The motto, “initial success or total failure,” fuels Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight to think outside the fuse box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.The EOD mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive devices. By clearing those hazards, personnel enable
  • 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
  • Jets cannot fly without supply

    There are several shops within the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron tasked with providing responsive logistics support to the F-16 Fighting Falcons’ worldwide expeditionary operations.Amongst the shops is the aircraft parts store and the individuals who oversee every item being attached to an F-16.“We are a shop that strictly deals with aircraft
  • Misawa physical therapy: Getting bodies back in motion

    When Airmen suffer from illness or injury, motor functions can be adversely compromised creating a need for a trained specialist.Providing services that help restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain, the 35th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy team works closely with patients to help them heal and achieve overall wellness.“When
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