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  • WSEP tests 13th Fighter Squadron weapons capabilities

    The 13th Fighter Squadron touched down at JBPH-H to participate in Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise, which is part of the Air Force’s weapons system evaluation program, from June 11-15.
  • 35th Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Wing commanders integrate in bilateral familiarization flights

    Japan Air-Self Defense Force Maj. Gen. Kenichi Samejima, the 3rd Air Wing commander, flew with Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing on an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a familiarization flight July 2 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
  • Hard to Raptor head around

    As the morning sun rises over the base, the pilot walks to his aircraft. Both man and machine will work as one unit in the sky today. The pilot looks at the crew chief, who is waiting at the aircraft, and gives a thumbs up. As the pilot buckles into the cockpit and the canopy closes, the crew chief ensures that the final touches are completed and clears the jet for launch.
  • The 35th Fighter Wing safety office: keeping the 'Wild Weasel’ off the endangered species list

    Welcome to Misawa where an abundance of new adventures awaits! Arriving in winter? Grab a snowboard and hit the slopes. Perhaps it’s summertime; hop on a jet ski and explore Lake Ogawara. But before heading out, there is an element of risk associated with most recreational activities. For the safety office at Misawa Air Base, Japan, equipping Team Misawa members with safety knowledge remains their top priority.
  • Trial procedures are nothing to mock

    While the Uniform Code of Military Justice may be the same across the services, each branch still has their own quirks when it comes to serving justice. All four branches on island, as well as their Japanese counterparts came together June 29, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in a mock trial. The day started with an introduction to military justice and moved on to investigations, commander’s discretion non-judicial punishment, and ended with the mock trial.
  • JBER hosts final day of Arctic Thunder 2018

    During the biennial Arctic Thunder Open House, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team.
  • SecDef James Mattis Visits Japan

    Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis is greeted by, from left, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, USFJ deputy commander, Koku-Jieitai Lt. Gen. Hiroaki Maehara, Air Defense Command commander and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen Jerry P. Martinez, U.S. Forces-Japan commander after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 28, 2018. Mattis is
  • 20th EBS Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

    The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., and deployed to Andersen AFB here were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
  • 18 SFS train to always be ready

    Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron conducted an active shooter exercise here June 25th. The 18th SFS patrolmen constantly refine how they accomplish their mission. Part of that improvement process is their ability to work alongside a large variety of other agencies that can become involved in incidents that require a security forces response.
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