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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager, runs during a marathon at the Nakuidake Trail Festival in Shichinohe, Japan, May 21, 2017. Tilley began his running career in 2008 when he decided to make a healthy change to his life during his time at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. After arriving at Misawa, he joined the Misawa Flyers Running group, who meet weekly. (Courtesy photo) Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time
Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental.
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Nobuhiro Izumida, the Misawa City police chief, speaks on behalf of the Misawa City Police during the Prefectural Summer Traffic Safety Campaign 2017, at Misawa City, Japan, July 21, 2017. The event highlighted traffic safety and reminded service members and civilians to take precautionary measures while behind the wheel in order to minimize accidents. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon) U.S., Japan join together during annual traffic safety campaign
Official community leaders and service members made an oath in the Misawa City Civic Center at Misawa City, Japan, July 21, for the Prefectural Summer Traffic Safety Campaign 2017.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shakes hands with an Airman assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron as he takes a tour of the squadrons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 6, 2017. 8th SFS showcased their role in the first priority of Wolf Pack’s mission to, “Defend the Base.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) CMSAF reinforces importance of Kunsan Airmen in Pacific
The 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, met with Airmen from Kunsan Air Base during his visit to the Pacific theatre June 6.
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Two C-17 Globemaster III's sit on a runway for an aeromedical evacuation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 22, 2017. The two Globemaster III’s, one from March Air Force Base, California and the other from Travis Air Force Base, Arizona, were requested to transport  two critical patients to separate locations, Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, Hawaii and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Joint AE mission enables patients to receive critical care
Airmen, Soldiers and U.S. and Japanese civilian personnel from six different locations around the world teamed up to provide the largest aeromedical evacuation ever at Misawa Air Base, Japan, for two critical patients March 22.The Air Force AE system is a unique and significant part of the nation’s mobility resources. Its mission is to provide time
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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 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.
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2016
Republic of Korea air force Black Eagles fly in formation during Air Power Day 2016 on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. Air Power Day was a two-day event that highlighted the partnership between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen) U.S, Republic of Korea alliance highlighted during Air Power Day
Osan Air Base hosted approximately 80,000 visitors during Air Power Day 2016, Sept. 24 and 25, highlighting the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea while using the opportunity to get to know one another better as good friends and good neighbors.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Camarius Johnson, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels quality assurance evaluator, performs an organizational tank inspection June 21, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Part of the inspection includes checking movement of all valves and prevention of rust formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen) Done right: Kadena LRS Quality Assurance ensures mission success
The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Quality Assurance team oversees five units across Kadena and plays a vital role in each. Members of the 18th LRS QA team put every effort into ensuring their squadron’s products are always mission-ready.
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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.
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Scott Brooks, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft pilot, helps Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Rald Pinca, 220th Airlift Wing pilot, try on a flight helmet  April 7, 2016, during an Exercise Balikatan 2016 training session on Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base, Philippines. Pilots and loadmasters from the 36th AS shared their experiences of using night vision goggles and night flying during an all-day training session. BK16 provides opportunities for U.S. and Philippine forces to come together and train for potential real world events and crises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released) U.S., Philippine Airmen train together for Exercise Balikatan 2016
U.S. and Philippine Air Force C-130 Hercules pilots and loadmasters exchanged operational knowledge during joint training as part of Exercise Balikatan 2016 April 8, 2016.
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