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  • Misawa families -- left behind, but not alone

    They keep the home front going, pay the bills, take care of the children, work and worry about their expeditionary spouses. They are left behind, but not left alone. From Air Force leadership to Readiness Assistant Volunteers, Misawa spouses are offered information, friendship, assistance, counseling and an occasional "break" through 35th Services
  • Misawa civilian wins 5th AF award

    In a special ceremony identifying the civilian of the year for category II, one of Misawa's own was presented the 5th Air Force level award on April 11. Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakamura, a contracting officer assigned to the 35th Contracting Squadron B Flight, was the only Misawa Air Base civilian to win the award at the 5th Air Force level. "This
  • Eielson mom dances to TV contest's final ten

    An Eielson AFB spouse has been selected as one of 10 finalists in ABC network's "Good Morning America Dancing with the Moms Challenge." Heather Kangas, wife of Staff Sgt. Matt Kangas, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, sent in an entry letter and photo and producers apparently liked what they saw. Her oldest daughter, six-year-old Morgan, was in
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  • Misawa readies for upcoming AEF

    With more than 1,000 Airmen postured for the upcoming Air Expeditionary Force cycle, and the 13th Fighter Squadron set to rotate with the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base is in the fight on the War on Terrorism. "It's a significant deployment," said 1st Lt. Christine Kiernan-Ortiz, officer in charge of plans at the 35th Fighter Wing's
  • 13th FS Panthers of Misawa prepare to deploy

    Shifting focus and learning a new mission seems to be the preparation theme for the Panthers of the 13th Fighter Squadron as they prepare to replace the 14th Fighter Squadron in Iraq. "Historically, the Wild Weasel mission has been to find and destroy enemy air defenses," said Capt. Larry Sullivan, 13th Fighter Squadron pilot, of the fighter wing's
  • Alaska range, airspace critical to combat training

    Ejecting out of a fighter jet at more than 400 miles an hour, aircrew members have one objective--to make it to the ground alive. For an F-15 fighter pilot and his navigator, the combat search and rescue training scenario during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 stranded them with severe injuries on the expansive Pacific Alaskan Range Complex. The 210th Rescue