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Suwanat Kazuo, a mask artist, carves a mask during the 31st Annual Japan Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 14, 2018. Hirotoshi Mikami started the 31-year-old tradition which included 50 host nation organizations and more than 500 performers, artists and craftsmen. The base-wide celebration gave Team Misawa a chance to experience authentic Japanese culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks). Friendship on display: Misawa Airmen celebrate 31st Japan Day
Japan Day takes place April 14 at the Tohoku Enlisted Club to foster and maintain good relations between American and Japanese citizen of Misawa through cross-cultural activities.
0 4/17
2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Pippin, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, explains the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission and their heritage as “Wild Weasels” while talking with Wenatchee Valley delegates visiting Misawa City during their annual cultural exchange tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2017. Washington to Misawa first transpacific flight
Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
0 8/25
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron operate k-loaders at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 17, 2016. The Airmen loaded more than 461,000 pounds of cargo destined for Exercise Pitch Black, a three-week multi-national large force employment exercise being conducted from Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal, from July 29 to Aug. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Rapid mobility: Misawa fighter squadrons deploy during mass movement
During a mass movement starting July 12 and spanning roughly a week, more than 500 Airmen from across Misawa Air Base departed for exercises Cope Taufan 16 and Pitch Black.
0 7/20
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Manuel Carvajal, an explosive ordnance disposal journeyman with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, smiles as he poses for a photo in his bomb suit with Japanese residents from across the Aomori Prefecture during the 28th Annual American Day in Misawa City, Japan, June 5, 2016. In a showcase of the region’s bilateral partnership among U.S. military and Japanese citizens, more than 80,000 attendees enjoyed live performances, including Sublime with Rome, indulging in American and Japanese cuisine and strengthening international bonds. Carvajal is a Lorraine, Texas, native. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) American Day fosters friendship between Japan, U.S. communities
In a showcase of the region’s bilateral partnership among U.S. military and Japanese citizens, more than 80,000 attendees enjoyed live performances, including Sublime with Rome, indulging in American and Japanese cuisine and strengthening international bonds during the 28th Annual American Day in Misawa City, Japan, June 5, 2016. Events like these are important as they afford Misawa neighbors, American and Japanese alike, opportunities to interact in a relaxed environment specifically planned for building friendships.
0 6/07
2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a two-day surge exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 5, 2016. Along with standard maintenance to aircraft before and after flight, weapons load crew teams armed the aircraft to simulate a combat environment. During deployed operations, loading is essential for the F-16’s air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa
Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4 through 5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
0 4/06
2016
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, performs preflight checks Feb. 4, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.  Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th FS are deployed to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North enhances U.S. relations with regional allies and partners by demonstrating the U.S. Air Force’s resolve to promote security and stability throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) Misawa F-16s deploy to Andersen AFB in support of Cope North 2016
Several F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th Fighting Squadron are deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Cope North 2016. Cope North is an annual event that focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and large force employment in an effort to enhance interoperability among forces from the U.S., Japan, Australia, South
0 2/10
2016
An F-15 Eagle takes off during an Aviation Training Relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2015. Fifteen jets from Kadena AB, Japan, trained during a two-week exercise. The exercise allowed F-15 Eagle pilots to train alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft while overcoming language barriers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) Misawa, Kadena Airmen strengthen bilateral ties
Aircraft and personnel from Kadena Air Base, Misawa AB and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in Aviation Training Relocation Dec. 1-18 here.
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2015
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