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The "Tinny Anne" Misawa Airman discovers family history in Japan
Heritage often links people, cultures, and personal histories together in uncommon ways. For U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Molinelli, a 35th Maintenance Group maintenance operations center senior controller, his assignment to Misawa in 2016 not only represented a change in his future but also provided a link to his family's past.  “When I was a
0 6/13
2018
U.S. Army chaplain Michael Cohen, Holocaust Remembrance Week guest speaker, addresses an audience during a remembrance service on Osan Air Base, April 12, 2018. Cohen, a Nashville native, enlisted in the Army, served five years to become a Chaplain and pursued rabbinical studies as a reservist. From April 9 to 13, 2018, the base hosted an opening ceremony, a film screening of Conspiracy, a 5K run, and a remembrance service held at the chapel (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton) Holocaust Remembrance: Forgiveness overcomes hate
The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis. More than 70 years later, Osan Air Base remembers the lives of the Jewish people who perished under the brutal dictatorship.
0 4/18
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Emily Wall, a Pacific Air Forces' Demonstration Team crew chief, pauses for a photo after performing maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, Feb. 3, 2018. As a surprise to her family, Wall took a different route than her siblings and enlisted in the military knowing she wanted to impact her peers, travel the world and make a difference for her country. After her four years of experience, she now encourages other women in her profession to push through and overcome adversity in the maintenance world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team
It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven siblings, she wanted a life of her own, different than
0 3/14
2018
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Sergeant Kenta Takahashi, a 1st Training Unit indirect fire infantryman, from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, carries a 180-pound mannequin during a JGSDF shadow program at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2018,. The JGSDF uses programs like their basic English course to invest time in their members to learn the basics of English in order to enhance mission execution during future bilateral engagements. Not only did the JGSDF members practice their English, but they embedded with their U.S. Air Force counterparts, who taught them how to perform their day-to-day duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Japan Soldiers break language barriers, shadow U.S. Airmen
Approximately 20 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, visited with the 35th FW Airmen as part of their basic English course, March 5.
0 3/07
2018
Team Misawa supports Wisconsin guardsmen, executes mission Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea
Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
0 10/31
2017
Airman drummer beats adversity with style Airman drummer beats adversity with style
Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, addresses Airmen during an all-call at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2016. During his immersion tour, Goldfein took time to address many opportunities Airmen and their civilian counterparts have at Misawa, while discussing his focus areas as CSAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour.
0 11/09
2016
Senior Airman Jasmin Figueroa, 51st Medical Operations Squadron emergency services technician, was selected as one the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted service members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements. (U.S. Air Force photo) PACAF Airman one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Senior Airman Jasmin Figueroa was selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016 during her time as an emergency services technician, assigned to the 51st Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted service members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements.
0 8/03
2016
U.S. Staff Sgt. Barret Chappelle, a 354th Security Forces military working dog (MWD) handler, works with MWD Cage at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 7, 2016. Military working dogs from Eielson work alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets at the top of the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Paws below zero
Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
0 4/18
2016
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