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  • AFE Airmen maintain pilot safety

    For every pilot in the air, there are Airmen on the ground ensuring their equipment is well-maintained and operable.
  • Washington to Misawa first transpacific flight

    Delegates from Wenatchee Valley, Washington, visited Misawa Air Base and City during an annual cultural exchange tour Aug. 22-27, following in the footsteps of their ancestors who made the first non-stop transpacific flight from Misawa City, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington, in 1931.
  • Rigger up: 31st RQS AFE Airmen preserve pararescumen lives

    Beads of sweat run down his forehead as he squeezes out every last cubic millimeter of air from a parachute and folds it into a bag no larger than a basic tool box, checking each step to ensure strict compliance to safety standards. After several hours of assembly and safety checks, pararescuemen of the 31st Rescue Squadron will don the parachute pack, trusting their lives to the dedication and attention to detail Senior Airman Erik Merrill, and other 31st RQS aircrew flight equipment members, execute daily.
  • Always aiming higher: Andersen NCO earns chance to commission

    One step at a time and fueled by his drive to succeed, an Andersen Airman recently earned a place in line to commission. Tech. Sgt. Luis Reyes, an aircrew flight equipment craftsman, is slated to commission through Officer Training School by way of the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program – Active Duty Scholarship.Pushing past the troubles
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