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  • Misawa Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony 2021

    A Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony was held at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Sailors in the U.S. Navy consider becoming a chief is a huge honor, but what’s rare is for Airmen to also be pinned as chief.   
  • Naturalization Ceremony: Innovating the Process, Improving the Results

    Applying for citizenship in the military, especially when stationed overseas, can be a grueling and extensive process. Many U.S. military service members and families dedicate large amounts of time, money and energy while trying to gain citizenship in the U.S. The 35th Fighter Wing Legal Office, colloquially known as the Legal Weasels, implemented a new approach to make this process less burdensome for service members and their families during a naturalization ceremony hosted at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2021.
  • Meet the teacher, episode 3: Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson shares his experience as a teacher for DODEA.
  • Meet the teacher, episode 2: Dr. Pamela Tucker

    Dr. Pamela Tucker shares her experience as a teacher for DODEA.
  • TOC: Enhancing Readiness One Task at a Time

    Maintenance groups at Misawa Air Base have implemented a new methodology named the Theory of Constraints (TOC). This theory practices identifying the most important limiting factor standing in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically improving that constraint until it is no longer the limiting factor. It is a mentality shift that improves workflow by removing unnecessary maintenance multitasking, which ultimately reduces the number of aircraft in a ‘work-in-progress’ status.
  • Wild Weasel Walk-Through: OSI

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th Fighter Wing command chief, tour the Office of Special Investigations building during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2021.
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