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  • Runway construction paves way for flight

    After nearly three weeks of construction, Misawa Air Base’s runway became fully operational Aug. 5. Due to the high volume of aircraft using the runway, the west section’s pavement surface was highly degraded resulting in the need for a repair. The 3,840 cubic meters of asphalt laid on the flightline spans a surface length of approximately 1,200
  • Avionics Airmen save time, money with innovative device

    F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics specialists maintain and repair a wide range of electronics systems in the aircraft, ranging from communications to flight controls. To keep up with a demanding operations tempo, Misawa’s avionics Airmen developed a device to make their performance even more efficient, completing the project July 2016.   While
  • Misawa travel office, community center win best in Air Force

    Misawa Air Base is no stranger to Air Force-level awards and has two new additions with the 35th Force Support Squadron’s Community Center and Information, Tickets & Travel offices garnering a 2015 A1 Program of the Year award for their dedication to the Misawa community.
  • Annual Traffic Safety Day promotes safe driving, U.S.-Japan partnership

    Dressed in service uniforms, more than 100 U.S. military and Japan Air Self-Defense Force personnel attended the 24th Annual Traffic Safety Day in the Misawa Civic Center, July 22. The summer event, which began in 1992 and lasts for 10 days each year, stressed the importance of preventing traffic-related accidents and encouraged the promotion of
  • Taking a leap of faith to light the way for others

    Military chaplains are known for providing a listening ear and crisis counseling to all in need. In light of the guidance they provide, these same individuals may face their own struggles and their true accomplishments can go unnoticed. U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Hostettler, a 35th Fighter Wing chaplain, has served as an active-duty chaplain for
  • AF director of civil engineers tours new EOD compound

    Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron salute Maj. Gen. Timothy S. Green, the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers and Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics, engineering and force protection with Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as he arrives on a tour bus at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 1, 2016. Green’s visit consisted of a squadron all call, a
  • 35th FW welcomes new commander

    The 35th Fighter Wing guidon was placed into new hands during a change of command ceremony here, July 7.During the ceremony, Col. Timothy Sundvall relinquished command of the fighter wing to its 65th commander Col. R. Scott Jobe.The event was presided over by Lt. Gen. John Dolan, U.S. Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force commander, who noted that the
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