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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 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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2017
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to conduct a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets, July 7. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory action by North Korea, including a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo) U.S. B-1B bomber flights demonstrate ironclad commitment to South Korea, Japan
As part of the continuing demonstration of the ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies against the growing threat from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets, July 7.
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2017
A U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35B Lightning II taxis on the flightline during forward area refueling point joint training exercise June 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training between services gave the Marine Corps a unique opportunity to practice joint operations with the 353rd Special Operations Group by utilizing the MC-130J Commando II and MC-130H Talon II's unique ability to air deliver 18th Logistics Squadron ground refueling operations to forward deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) F-35B conducts FARP at Kadena
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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2017
A U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35B Lightning II taxis on the flightline during forward area refueling point joint training exercise June 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training between services gave the Marine Corps a unique opportunity to practice joint operations with the 353rd Special Operations Group by utilizing the MC-130J Commando II and MC-130H Talon II's unique ability to air deliver 18th Logistics Squadron ground refueling operations to forward deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) F-35 Conducs 1st Joint FARP EX at Kadena
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
0 7/07
2017
A pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies Yokota Air Base’s first C-130J Super Hercules operational mission, June 30, 2017, near Manila, Philippines. The mission gave the Airmen the chance to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities while transporting cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres) Yokota’s C-130J completes first operational mission
The C-130H Hercules has ensured the 374th Airlift Wing remains the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for peacetime and contingency operations. Continuing this legacy is its newer model the C-130J Super Hercules, which has completed its first operational mission by transporting personnel and cargo for their sister service, July 1, 2017.
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2017
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.
0 6/09
2017
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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