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PUBLIC AFFAIRS MEDIA OPERATIONS

Misawa Air Base is a non-public news gathering forum and as such, all civilian media must have approval and an escort prior to entering the base. The 35th Fighter Wing PA media operations team typically makes arrangements to meet civilian media prior to their arrival at the main gate of Misawa AB.

Media interested in covering Misawa activities should call 0176-77-3075 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to arrange for an escort and for detailed information regarding upcoming media opportunities.

Media Operations facilitates engagement and two-way communication with service members and the media, which is often one of the most rapid and credible means of delivering the commander’s message. Remaining open, honest and accessible to the maximum extent possible normally results in greater accuracy, context and timeliness in communicating with internal and external audiences. Personnel assigned to Misawa whether permanent or deployed will coordinate all official media requests and queries through the 35th FW/PA office.

Engaging the media: The 35th FW/PA’s media operations office is available to help service members be a better, more confident, more prepared ambassador of the U.S. Air Force. Before engaging with the media, always check with your local PA office.

Comm: 011-81-176-77-3075
DSN : 226-3075
Email: 35fw.pa@us.af.mil

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th FW command chief, and Airmen from the 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions shop conventional maintenance section stand in front of the four Joint Direct Attack Munitions they assembled during a Wild Weasel Walkthrough at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1. 2021. The 35th FW command team was under skilled supervision in order to safely learn the intricacies of munitions assembly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Nichols)
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th Fighter Wing command chief, uses a screwdriver to tighten a bolt on Joint Direct Attack Munition under the supervision of Maintenance Squadron munitions shop conventional maintenance section Airmen during a Wild Weasel Walkthrough at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1. 2021. Meininger was given the opportunity for hands-on experience in the munitions shop to get a better understanding of the daily life of ammo Airmen and their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Nichols)
U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, lifts a piece of a Joint Direct Attack Munition for assembly under the supervision of 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions shop conventional maintenance section Airmen during a Wild Weasel Walkthrough at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1. 2021. The weekly walkthroughs allow the 35th FW command team a firsthand experience of the daily operations around base from a different perspective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Nichols)
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th Fighter Wing command chief, is taught about Joint Direct Attack Munition assembly by a 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions shop conventional maintenance section Airman during a Wild Weasel Walkthrough at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1. 2021. Meininger was given the opportunity for hands-on experience in the munitions shop to get a better understanding of the daily life of ammo Airmen and their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Nichols)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions shop conventional maintenance section instruct Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th FW command chief, on assembling a Joint Direct Attack Munition during a Wild Weasel Walkthrough at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1. 2021. Munitions shop Airmen must have attention to detail and practice extreme care in order to handle, store, transport, build and test weapons systems to ensure the safety and success of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Nichols)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Wing takes off during the Beverly Sunrise 21-05 Readiness Exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2021. The 35th Fighter Wing is conducting a readiness exercise to prepare personnel for contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Costa)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Wing takes off during the Beverly Sunrise 21-05 Readiness Exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2021. The 35th Fighter Wing is conducting a readiness exercise to prepare personnel for contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Costa)
A C-130J Super Hercules from the 374th Airlift Wing takes off during the Beverly Sunrise 21-05 Readiness Exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2021. The C-130s are transporting cargo and personnel to support the 35th Fighter Wing’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Costa)