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  • Misawa Airman discovers family history in Japan

    Heritage often links people, cultures, and personal histories together in uncommon ways. For U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Molinelli, a 35th Maintenance Group maintenance operations center senior controller, his assignment to Misawa in 2016 not only represented a change in his future but also provided a link to his family's past.  “When I was a
  • Holocaust Remembrance: Forgiveness overcomes hate

    The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis. More than 70 years later, Osan Air Base remembers the lives of the Jewish people who perished under the brutal dictatorship.
  • Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team

    It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven siblings, she wanted a life of her own, different than
  • Japan Soldiers break language barriers, shadow U.S. Airmen

    Approximately 20 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, visited with the 35th FW Airmen as part of their basic English course, March 5.
  • Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea

    Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
  • Airman drummer beats adversity with style

    Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour.
  • PACAF Airman one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Senior Airman Jasmin Figueroa was selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016 during her time as an emergency services technician, assigned to the 51st Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted service members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements.
  • Paws below zero

    Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
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