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  • PACAF F-16 Demo Team pilot turns childhood dream into reality

    A young Capt. Jacob “Primo” Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander and pilot, grew up observing countless aerial demonstrations in pure “awe” resulting in an undeniable passion for flying.
  • NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    The U.S. Air Force invites you to review the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and attend the Public Hearing for the proposed Tinian Divert Infrastructure Improvements.Tinian Divert background information: In September 2016, the U.S. Air Force (Air Force) completed the Final Environmental ImpactStatement (EIS) for Divert Activities
  • PACAF Airman wins DOD-level Analyst award

    Maj. Andrew Atkinson, Pacific Air Forces Analyses, Assessments, and Lessons Learned branch chief, was announced as the 2019 Military Operations Research Society’s Wayne P. Hughes Junior Analyst of the Year at the Department of Defense level.
  • Saipan native returns home, supports typhoon exercise

    Being stationed overseas in a foreign country is quite an adventure, but for some Airmen, home is always where the heart is. This phenomenon can be especially understandable when growing up on a small tropical island. Senior Airman Mark Abrihan, was born and raised in Saipan, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Misawa vet takes care of man's best friend

    The 35th Security Forces Squadron has 10 military working dogs stationed at Misawa Air Base, aiding in the safety and security for Team Misawa. Just like our Airmen, these dogs have routine medical checkups to ensure they remain fit to fight.  Rachel Hixenbaugh, a Misawa Vet Clinic animal health assistant, tends to these dogs, ensuring their health
  • Misawa F-4C Phantom II: A Vietnam vet still serving

    During the Vietnam War, the F-4C Phantom II, 64-0679, downed the second MiG aircraft on July 10, 1965. The first MiG-killer was later shot down over the demilitarized zone on July 30, 1967, making this aircraft the sole survivor of the July 10, 1965, conflict. The F-4C made it to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August 1988, and was restored and
  • 35th Fighter Wing strengthens U.S., Japan alliance during Tsuiki ATR

    Eighty-five members from various 35th Fighter Wing units forward-deployed alongside six F-16 Fighting Falcons to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan, Nov. 5 to 8 for an aviation training relocation.“All cargo, personnel and jets landed in the morning then we unloaded, set up operations and had the jets back in the air for the first sortie by the afternoon,”
  • Ancient arrowheads returned to Misawa after 60 years

    On Oct. 23, 2018, Col. Kristopher Struve, the 35th FW commander, officially repatriated obsidian artifacts, determined to be between 2,300 and 15,000 years old, to the Government of Japan and the Japanese people, fulfilling the dying wish of an Airman stationed at Misawa Air Base more than 60 years ago.
  • USFJ Command Chief shares leadership perspectives with 35th FW

    The Command Chief Master Sergeant for United States Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force visited Misawa Airmen alongside Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, the USFJ and 5th AF commander, here Oct. 10 and 11.
  • SEAC holds enlisted all-call at JBPH-H

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with Airman stationed here during an enlisted all-call, May 29.
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