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  • JASDF airmen prepare to compete in annual NADF English Competition

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) airmen prepare to compete in the annual Northern Air Defense Force (NADF) English Competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 14, 2021.The NADF English Competition is a tournament open for all the uniformed JASDF personnel to compete in their English proficiency.

  • USAF, JASDF leaders coordinate on dormitory improvement plans

    U.S. Air Force Col. William Bernhard, 35th Mission Support Group commander, recently hosted Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Kato Fumihiko, 3rd Air Wing vice commander, for a tour of the 35th Fighter Wing’s Unaccompanied Housing campus at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

  • Scoring a goal in bilateral relations

    The 35th Security Forces Squadron and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force security personnel united for a bilateral soccer game at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 15.

  • F-86F Sabre: Longstanding symbol of U.S.-Japan alliance

    Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, displays the F-86F as a static aircraft today. After the first Combined Air Festival in 1980, the Japanese and American base commanders dedicated an F-86F as a symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship. The F-86F Sabre began production in 1952, and gained

  • Annual tug of war event strengthens US, Japan partnership

    Teams with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force came together to forge friendships and compete in the 16th Annual Northern Air Defense Force Commander’s Cup Tug of War Tournament at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 18.

  • Japanese neighbors share New Year traditions with Team Misawa

    In Japan, the New Year celebration, called “shogatsu,” is more than just a time to throw parties; it’s a celebration of tradition, hopes for good luck and a prosperous year.Team Misawa attended many New Year ceremonies with local agencies like the Misawa International Association, the Misawa Rotary

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