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On July 23, 2021, U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen G. Rose took command of the 35th Maintenance Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to members of the 35th Maintenance Squadron armament flight during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2021. Wild Weasel Walk-Throughs are a weekly event directed by Friedel to learn more about
“It's extremely loud, windy and you can feel the whole building shake. You can feel the blood flowing through your body. It sort of makes it feel as though you're floating,” said Staff Sgt. Casey Jones, a 35th Maintenance Squadron test cell aerospace propulsion craftsman. “Standing inside the test
One wouldn’t usually break down an entire vehicle to find the smallest crack or defect.However, the 35th Maintenance Squadron Phase Inspection section does just that. The only difference is their vehicles are Misawa Air Base’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons.
Part of the 35th Fighter Wing mission is to project combat air power, and for the aerospace ground equipment flight, the mission starts on the ground with a motto defining the nature of the career field: “no air power without ground power.”
From rotary launchers to gun systems, the 35th Maintenance Squadron armament back shop ensures the lethality of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.Airmen continually test, repair and perform daily maintenance on alternate mission equipment such as aircraft pylons, missile launchers, bomb racks and targeting