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Ebina Ikuko, a Lake Ogawara volunteer, serves soup to attendees at the Lake Ogawara Appreciation event in Tohoku Town, Japan, April 15, 2018. The community engagement event signifies the close relationship between Team Misawa members and the people of Tohoku Town. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks) 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.
0 4/25
2018
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, left, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officers Junji Miura, center, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, and Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, discuss plans to celebrate Endo's retirement next month with a small family gathering during a "tea time" meeting in the 3rd AW's headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Ventura's deep understanding of his host nation's language and culture cemented him relationships with two life-long friends who now consider him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) 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.
0 2/20
2018
Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow 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
0 2/14
2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Pippin, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, explains the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission and their heritage as “Wild Weasels” while talking with Wenatchee Valley delegates visiting Misawa City during their annual cultural exchange tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2017. Washington to Misawa first transpacific flight
Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
0 8/25
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Manuel Carvajal, an explosive ordnance disposal journeyman with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, smiles as he poses for a photo in his bomb suit with Japanese residents from across the Aomori Prefecture during the 28th Annual American Day in Misawa City, Japan, June 5, 2016. In a showcase of the region’s bilateral partnership among U.S. military and Japanese citizens, more than 80,000 attendees enjoyed live performances, including Sublime with Rome, indulging in American and Japanese cuisine and strengthening international bonds. Carvajal is a Lorraine, Texas, native. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) American Day fosters friendship between Japan, U.S. communities
In a showcase of the region’s bilateral partnership among U.S. military and Japanese citizens, more than 80,000 attendees enjoyed live performances, including Sublime with Rome, indulging in American and Japanese cuisine and strengthening international bonds during the 28th Annual American Day in Misawa City, Japan, June 5, 2016. Events like these are important as they afford Misawa neighbors, American and Japanese alike, opportunities to interact in a relaxed environment specifically planned for building friendships.
0 6/07
2016
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