Command chief receives familiarization flight Published Jan. 3, 2019 By Senior Airman Sadie Colbert and Staff Sgt. B.A. Chase 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher Struve, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, gave Chief Master Sgt. John Alsvig, the 35th FW command chief, a familiarization flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28. Familiarization flights allow participants an opportunity to see firsthand what it takes for pilots to operate the F-16 Fighting Falcon.