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  • Tanuki Bandit 24

    Recently, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight conducted Exercise Tanuki Bandit 24 at Draughn Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, from June 23-28, 2024. Exercise Tanuki Bandit 24 showcased the cohesiveness and adaptability of approximately 50 U.S. Air Force

  • 35th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony

    Col. Michael P. Richard relinquished command of the 35th Fighter Wing to Col. Paul T. Davidson during the wing’s official change of command ceremony, at Misawa Air Base, July 8, 2024.

  • U.S. Air Force, Tohoku Town Establish Historic Fire Protection Agreement

    U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Richard, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Tohoku Town Mayor Koji Nagakubo signed a Memorandum of Understanding International (MoUI) at Tohoku-Town, Japan, on July 1, 2024. This milestone MoUI marks the first Fire Protection Agreement in 25 years and the inaugural

  • Heavy Weapons Qualification

    Security Forces members qualified on the M249 light machine gun, while the EOD Flight qualified on the M320A1 grenade launcher. The heavy weapons qualification enhances our Airmen’s capabilities of base defense, rapid responses, wartime operations, and deterrence against adversaries.

  • Behind the Scenes: 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight in action

    Recently, the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight showcased their skills during day-to-day operations at Misawa Air Base. The team ensures the aircraft’s integrity through various methods to build, install and replace parts from scratch which contributes to the formidable presence and

  • USFJ, 5th Air Force commander visits Misawa Air Base

    Recently, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ricky Rupp, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, visited Misawa Air Base. During his time here, Rupp got to learn how the work of the Airmen across the base help maintain combat capabilities to ensure peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region.