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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, left, the Pacific Air Forces' command chief, shakes hands with Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, right, during a visit at Misawa AIr Base, Japan, July 11, 2017. During his tour, Johnson met with various shops and organizations while sharing his goals for improving PACAF's enlisted force so they can work at their optimal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) PACAF command chief receives Wild Weasel welcome
The Pacific Air Forces’ command chief received a base tour, here, July 10 – 13, to visit various shops and organizations while sharing his goals for improving PACAF’s enlisted force so they can work at their highest level.Previously a security forces Defender, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, the PACAF command chief since November 2016, now leads
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sonethasinh Sayasaeng, a 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for an M7.1 upgrade at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. The upgrade will provide pilots with more tactical information to be applied to dynamic missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Misawa F-16s receive system upgrade to boost tactical power
As years pass technology continuously progresses, including the F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics systems, a warfighting computer reaping the benefits of man’s technological advancements.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelly Coats, a 35th Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, poses for a photo on the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 25, 2017. In her capacity, Coats cares for the maintenance of runways, lighting and other airfield components and systems, and helps ensure all takeoffs and landings can proceed without incident. When she’s not working, she’s drawing the base’s comic strip, “Airmanitis.” Coats’ art is her escape from reality lending to her resiliency as a warfighter in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) Airman finds resiliency through art
The dust whips across the street as she makes her way home from the library. Sweat drips from her brow as the hot, California sun shoos her inside.
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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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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patryk Myko Dela Cruz, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generation vehicle equipment maintenance technician, plays a guitar at Misawa City, Japan, April 8, 2017. Dela Cruz played guitar for the base chapel at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, which is where he learned of the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program. After talking with his leadership, he was able to apply for the program, ultimately getting accepted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Airman aims high, achieves life dreams
There are hundreds of thousands of active duty Airmen in the enlisted force; only 85 are accepted into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program each year. This program is a continuous effort to give the nation's best and brightest enlisted Airmen the opportunity to further excel with appointments to the United States Air Force Academy.
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F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-2 Viper Zeros prepare for take-off during a dissimilar air combat-training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2017. The F-16s had the duty of providing a suppression of enemy air defenses and escorting the F-2s into the targets area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers) Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment
U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, have touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017. Exercise DS17, the second of four Diamond Series exercises conducted by the RAAF Air Warfare Centre, is an Australian Defence Force training activity where high-readiness forces deploy quickly to remote locations in Australia in response to a simulated security threat. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty) 18th Aggressor pilots take to the Australian air for Exercise Diamond Shield
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thor Shaefer, a 35th Surgical Squadron surgical service technician, prepares a room for surgery at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 13, 2017. Prior to surgeries, technicians sterilize themselves and stock the room with the specific equipment required for the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships
The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons conduct air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, over Northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Pilots must maintain tanker qualification every six months to stay proficient and capable. Midair refueling also extends a pilots warfare capabilities by almost two hours, potentially saving more lives during combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman) Tennessee tanker fuels Misawa mission
In order to provide rapid crisis response around the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater to sustain the “fight tonight” motto, the 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons must practice their global reach as if it’s a real-world scenario.
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U.S. Air Forec Airman 1st Class Glenn Koontz, left, and Senior Airman Corey Robinson, center right, both 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit electrical and environmental technicians, work on an F-16 Fighting Falcon as Japan Air Self-Defense Force Staff Sgts. Narihito Tanaka, center left, and Kenta Okazaki, right, sepctate aircraft procedures at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 7, 2016. Eight enlisted and two officers from multiple JASDF bases across Northern Japan participated in a bilateral exchange to learn maintenance procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) US, Japan break barriers, reinforce partnership during exchange
U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force service members engaged in a bilateral exchange program at Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, to increase interoperability and break down language barriers.Conducted by Fifth Air Force since 1995, this year’s BEP featured eight enlisted and two officers from JASDF bases across northern
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