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  • 35th Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Wing commanders integrate in bilateral familiarization flights

    Japan Air-Self Defense Force Maj. Gen. Kenichi Samejima, the 3rd Air Wing commander, flew with Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing on an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a familiarization flight July 2 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
  • The 35th Fighter Wing safety office: keeping the 'Wild Weasel’ off the endangered species list

    Welcome to Misawa where an abundance of new adventures awaits! Arriving in winter? Grab a snowboard and hit the slopes. Perhaps it’s summertime; hop on a jet ski and explore Lake Ogawara. But before heading out, there is an element of risk associated with most recreational activities. For the safety office at Misawa Air Base, Japan, equipping Team Misawa members with safety knowledge remains their top priority.
  • Lake used to practice for Pearl Harbor now unites U.S. and Japan

    Tohoku Town, Japan, welcomed Americans and Japanese alike to the Lake Ogawara Appreciation Event in Hohko-kan April 15 celebrating the two nation's friendship and enjoyment of seasonal festivals including the lake's local cuisine.
  • Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team

    It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven siblings, she wanted a life of her own, different than
  • Japan Soldiers break language barriers, shadow U.S. Airmen

    Approximately 20 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, visited with the 35th FW Airmen as part of their basic English course, March 5.
  • More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships

    An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
  • Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow

    More than 100,000 attendees witnessed pure airpower at the 2018 Singapore International Airshow, geared toward building stronger relations between Singapore and 50 other countries through static displays and aerial performances, Feb. 6-11.  The Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducted 10 performances
  • Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea

    Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
  • U.S. Embassy representatives tour Misawa

    U.S. Embassy representatives toured Misawa Air Base, Oct. 13, in order to survey the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission readiness and role within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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