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  • 13th Air Force command chief moves on

    After helping three commanders guide the 13th Air Force through provisional status to premier Component Numbered Air Force status, 13th AF's Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Weseloh is moving on. "Being the only provisional command chief in the Air Force and setting up a new level of command, without any guidance or precedence set before us
  • Gen. Hester announces his retirement for Jan. 1, 2008

    Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, announced his retirement today. His announcement coincides with the Department of Defense naming Lt. Gen. Carrol "Howie" Chandler as the next Pacific Air Forces commander. Gen. Chandler was also nominated for his fourth star. Gen. Hester assumed command of PACAF in July 2004 and says that despite
  • Smart ops OWS earns “Best in AF”

    The tyranny of distance in the Pacific Theater doesn't hinder the 152 Airmen who make up the 17th Operational Weather Squadron - in April they were recognized as the Air Force's "Outstanding Operational Weather Squadron" for their accomplishments in 2006, awarding them the distinction of being the best of eight operational weather squadrons
  • 13th Air Force Warriors Commemorate Jungle Day

    Thirteenth Air Force Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers gathered at the base track at sunrise to kick off the first Jungle Day observation at Hickam. The tradition originated when the Jungle Air Force resided at Andersen AFB, Guam, as a day (normally Friday the 13th) set aside to bring the 13th AF family together. "The day renewed the 13th AF Jungle Day
  • Basic combat skills course -- Training Airmen, leaders say Air Force needs more of

    In preparation for the Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotation, 94 people attended the Pacific Air Forces sponsored combat skills course here Wednesday. Several combat skills training course instructors came to Misawa to provide information that is not only designed to keep our Airmen protected, but could make the difference in the combat
  • 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