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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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U.S. Air Force Airmen wait for their food in the Falcon Feeder at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2017. The Falcon Feeder adjusts their schedule for instances like surge weeks, which is an increased operations tempo, in order to accommodate flightline personnel and their shifts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) 35th FSS fuels 'fight tonight' posture
Airmen are charged with staying combat ready 24/7, to uphold Misawa’s ‘fight tonight’ posture.
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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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2017
Graphic of SOC school building with SOC logo Squadron Officer School expands to better align with CSAF focus areas
Air University’s Squadron Officer School has redesigned its program to better align with the needs of the Air Force. The new course has increased from five to six-and-a-half weeks, commencing with Class 18A which starts July 31, 2017.
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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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2017
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 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 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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2016
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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