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U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, pauses for a photo with construction site leaders at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 25, 2017. Several shops came together to revitalize the airfield. The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron worked with Japanese contractors to reconstruct the airfield, allowing the enhancement of future operations while saving Air Force money. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto) Concrete partnership showcased during airfield construction
Usually the Misawa Air Base community hears the roaring of the F-16 Fighting Falcons, but since early May, the sounds of jack hammers and construction machines fill the air as a makeover occurs on the flight line.
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A layer of asphalt on the flightline is exposed at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jul. 26, 2016. Due to the high volume of aircraft using the runway, the west section’s pavement surface was highly degraded, resulting in a need for a repairs. The 3,840 cubic meters of asphalt laid on the flightline spans a surface length of approximately 1,200 feet by 150 feet wide, with 50 feet of shoulder width. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Runway construction paves way for flight
After nearly three weeks of construction, the Misawa Air Base runway became fully operational Aug. 5.
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