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  • Misawa hosts Japanese blood drive

    Aomori Blood Bank officials recently held a blood drive on Misawa Air Base for Americans to donate to the Japanese registry. The drive was unique in that the Aomori Blood Bank brought a mobile van to the base, capable of drawing blood from five people at a time. "This is the first time we've been able to have Americans donate with the Japanese
  • Service secretaries visit Guam to analyze joint basing status

    William C. Anderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, and his Navy counterpart, B J Penn, traveled to Guam to analyze the status of joint basing and future Guam development. Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David Bice accompanied the assistant secretaries as the newly appointed executive director of
  • PACAF reaches to Cambodia

    The Pacific Air Forces International Health Specialist team left here Jan. 9 for a medical mission in Cambodia to conduct a Humanitarian Civic Assistance and Subject Matter Expert Exchange. After a long ride, the team arrived in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, two days later and met with U.S. Embassy personnel to in-process before continuing with
  • Tops In Blue

  • Icemen pick up the pieces

    Five first-term Icemen brought in the New Year with a determination to help those in need. These Airmen took the initiative to help those in need by venturing down to the Gulf of Mexico to help re-build homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The group set up camp in a small town west of Gulf Port, Miss. called Bay St. Louis. Over the next week,
  • Airman ethic makes the impossible happen

    The Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Iceman Team recently accomplished an enormous undertaking the Air Force way - Airmen taking care of Airmen. Following the end of its 20-year Sprucewood Homes development lease in August, Eielson AFB leadership made the difficult decision to relocate 241 families on very short notice. "Following unresolved
  • AF medical personnel tend to sick passenger

    Two Boeing 747 aircraft made emergency landings here Jan. 17 after Incheon International Airport's runway closed for low visibility due to fog. The two Korean Airline aircraft, one laden with cargo, the other with passengers, were greeted by 8th Fighter Wing leadership and support personnel with open arms. "Our day-to-day mission is to defend the
  • Mayor for a day

    The 35th Fighter Wing commander was appointed as Misawa City's "Mayor for a Day" Jan. 12 at Misawa City Hall as a way to promote cultural awareness and increase goodwill. Misawa City Mayor Shigeyoshi Suzuki who offered the opportunity to Brig. Gen. Sam Angelella, 35th FW commander, also took this time to say thank you for a job well-done during his
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