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  • President Bush arrives in Hawaii

    President George Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, the night of November 20 after completing the last leg of the president's Pacific Economic Tour. The President's visit to Hawaii caps off eight days of travel in the Pacific Theater which consisted of meetings with leaders
  • Embassy representative makes first trip to Misawa

    After enjoying what he described as a world-wind tour, the deputy chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo said his first visit to Misawa was definitely a favorable one. "The bilateral relationship between American Forces and the Japanese deserve the lion's share of the credit for maintaining peace in the Pacific region," said Mr. Joseph Donovan
  • Inspections find Misawa successful

    The Air Traffic System Evaluation Program, or ATSEP, and the Air Force Weather Standardization and Evaluation Program, or AFWSEP, inspections wrapped up Nov. 3 with an outbrief at 8:30 a.m. in the 35th Fighter Wing conference room. "This is my 12th ATSEP and Misawa has performed far beyond any other base that we've inspected," said Lt. Col Brian
  • Command Sgt. Maj. visits Misawa

    Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gainey, the first-ever senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with the troops here Nov. 9. While here Sgt. Maj. William Gainey spoke with troops during two enlisted calls at the Tohoku Enlisted Club. His advice to troops was be the best "you" you can be. "Be the best that you can be at
  • First ever PACAF/ROK nurse conference

    The first ever U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Evidenced Based Military Nursing Conference was held in Dae Jeon, South Korea on Oct. 26 and 27. The U.S. team included Army, Air Force and Navy nurses from the Pacific theater and CONUS locations. Colonel Sandra Schmidt-Berringer was the senior representative for the Air Force delegation and Lt. Col.
  • New aggressor units expand training capabilities

    Unit changes at Nellis and Eielson Air Force bases have resulted in two wings that, together, create better opportunities for Air Force pilots to train for combat against potential adversaries. In January, the 65th Aggressor Squadron was reactivated under the 57th Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada. The 65th AGRS, an F-15 Eagle unit, is
  • PACAF commander advises discretion in cyberspace

    First proposed in 1929 by a Hungarian writer in a short story titled "Chains," the theory states that every person on earth is connected to every other person within six degrees. With the advent of the Web, those connections are much easier as humanity is connected by the keyboard and mouse and through social networking vehicles such as MySpace and
  • 374 LRS vehicle operators return from Iraq

    After serving for nearly nine months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 14 Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations flight returned home Nov. 13. While deployed to Kuwait and Iraq, the Yokota Airmen augmented U.S. Army convoy support operations by delivering and protecting troop supplies to forward operating bases
  • PCS policy could extend officer assignments to four years

    Some officers could now spend as many as four years at a duty station before getting a new assignment. The Air Force is now looking for ways to reduce the number of station-to-station moves for officers, particularly for those in the United States. By extending the average assignment length for an officer from three years to four years, the Air
  • Unified Engagement 06 comes to an end

    In what has been deemed one of the largest multi-force, multi-national wargame simulations in the Pacific, Unified Engagement 2006 came to an end here Thursday. During the past week, more than 300 military and civilian members from five countries gathered at the Command Battle Training Center here to take part in one of two of the Chief of Staff of