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  • 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
  • What AFSO 21 Means

    Air Force Smart Operations 21 is important to all of us. It is our initiative and a way to continue our long tradition of improving Air Force operational capability. But what is it exactly? Many Airmen have heard the term AFSO 21 and the words associated with it such as LEAN and SIX SIGMA. Air Force Smart Operations is a broad umbrella of saying,
  • Dental goes digital

    With the invention of the internet, information can be accessed at the click of a button. Songs, pictures and computer files can be placed on a flash drive and fit in the palm of a hand. Technological advancements are ongoing and the world has proven time and time again, if it can be imagined, it can be made. Eielson's dental clinic is currently
  • Airmen fly to Kadena AB, Japan, for exercise

    Approximately 110 members from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, 36th Services Squadron, 36th Contracting Squadron, and the Personnel Contingency Flight left for exercise Silver Flag at Kadena AB, Japan, the mornings of Jan. 5 and 6. Silver Flag is contingency-based training putting Airmen in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and
  • Tankers land on Andersen for full AEF rotation

    As part of a 120-day Air Expeditionary Force deployment cycle, 83 active-duty Airmen from from both Grand Forks AFB, N.D., and MacDill AFB, Fla., have recently flown to Andersen to form the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. "We have come and taken over for the Guard," said Capt. John Creighton, operations officer. "Now we will be
  • Team Kadena members deploy for AEF 5/6

    More than 600 Kadena Air Base Airmen have begun deploying as part of AEF 5/6 to various locations in the USCENTCOM AOR to support the Global War on Terror. As the Airmen prepared to board commercial aircraft Monday for their flight to locations in Iraq and Qatar, the 18th Wing commander wished them a successful mission and safe return. "We've been
  • Dorm excellence competition winners announced

    Eielson's nine dormitories were evaluated during a dormitory excellence competition Dec. 20 and 21 with prizes and money awarded to the winners-$3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The purpose of the dorm competition is assessing squadron pride and readiness, overall cleanliness of the dorms themselves, to
  • Misawa deploys to Red Flag

    Pilots, maintainers and support crew from the 13th Fighter Squadron deployed to Red Flag at Nellis AFB last week for realistic combat training prior to their deployment this summer. Approximately 10 F-16s, two KC-10s and 150 Airmen left Misawa for their journey over the Pacific Ocean, making a stop in Hawaii prior to their final destination in Las
  • Base DUI rate drops nearly 40 percent

    Yokota Air Base incurred nearly 40 percent fewer drinking and driving incidents in 2006 as compared to 2005. According to DUI statistics supplied by the 374th Security Forces Squadron, the number of incidents went from 21 in 2005 to only 13 in 2006, a 38 percent reduction. "This outstanding accomplishment is a great example of the Yokota community
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