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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, left, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officers Junji Miura, center, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, and Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, discuss plans to celebrate Endo's retirement next month with a small family gathering during a "tea time" meeting in the 3rd AW's headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Ventura's deep understanding of his host nation's language and culture cemented him relationships with two life-long friends who now consider him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships
An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
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Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow
More than 100,000 attendees witnessed pure airpower at the 2018 Singapore International Airshow, geared toward building stronger relations between Singapore and 50 other countries through static displays and aerial performances, Feb. 6-11.  The Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducted 10 performances
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2018
The two-day 35th Security Forces Squadron Winter Warrior Challenge kicked off early morning, Dec. 13, during a thick snow storm at Misawa Air Base. Winter Warrior Challenge tests 35th SFS Airmen’s readiness
A two-day 35th Security Forces Squadron Winter Warrior Challenge kicked off Dec. 13, 2017, during a thick snow storm at Misawa Air Base. “I created the Winter Warrior Challenge based off the Pacific Air Forces’ Defenders Challenge that occurs every year in Guam,” said Tech. Sgt. Michael Yurco, the 35th SFS NCO in charge of plans and programs. “The
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2018
The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, arrived at Nyutabaru AB, Nov. 29. Prepping for 'game day'
The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, arrived at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru AB, Nov. 29.The PACAF F-16 Demo Team promotes positive relations between the United States and nations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The team includes one pilot, a safety observer, a narrator and a maintenance
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2017
Master Sgt. Bruce Rick is the Pacific Air Forces Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO of the Year. Senior NCO receives PACAF Security Forces award
Pacific Air Forces awarded top honors to one of Misawa’s Wild Weasel Defenders, Master Sgt. Bruce Rick, NCO in charge of integrated defense with the 35th Security Forces Squadron. PACAF selected him for Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO of the Year for his performance as a flight sergeant from October 2016 through September 2017
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2017
PACAF senior leaders discuss readiness during fall conference PACAF senior leaders discuss readiness during fall conference
More than 100 senior officers, command chiefs and their spouses from across the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) area of responsibility attended the fall commander’s conference Nov. 6-8, here.
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2017
The Capt. Lance P. Sijan display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force tells the story of how Sijan was captured and tortured in Hoa Lo prison. He died on Jan. 21, 1968 and posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroism. Sijan left legacy of love and leadership
November marks the 50th commemorative year since Capt. Lance P. Sijan ejected from his aircraft over Vietnam following an ordnance explosion. Today, Sijan’s story is being re-told through the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s newest Portraits in Courage video, “Unbroken Will: The Lance P. Sijan Story.”
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2017
Annual Range Day event at Draughon Range in Misawa, Japan, Oct. 26, 2017. Range Day showcases Misawa mission
More than 340 Airmen and family members attended the annual Range Day event hosted by the 35th Operations Group at Draughon Range, Oct. 26.
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2017
Lt. Col. Katie Crowder, 15th Medical Group’s Chief of Medical Staff, is the 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of Uniformed Services Physician of the Year. 15th Medical Group Physician takes national level award
The 15th Medical Group’s Chief of Medical Staff, Lt. Col. Katie Crowder, was named the 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of Uniformed Services Physician of the Year.
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2017
Squint Squint Misawa Airmen lead the way in innovation
Have you ever wondered a no-fail way to make your boss happy? It's easy -- get your aircraft in the air, quicker, and save money while doing it.
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2017
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