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  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19.
  • Engineers, airfield managers fight snowy weather, keep Misawa runway open

    Misawa averaged more than 147 inches of snow over the past six years and experiences freezing and drifting precipitation from the Pacific Ocean. It takes a lot of coordination to keep the flight line clear and remains a top priority for the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and 35th Operations Support Squadron.
  • Command chief receives familiarization flight

    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.
  • CSAR training enhances PACAF tactics

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 31st Rescue Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated in combat search and rescue training as part of exercise Keen Sword 19, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31.
  • Tyndall AFB personnel, F-22s temporary relocate to JBPHH and JBER

    The Air Force announced the temporary relocation of personnel and F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to Joint Base (JB) Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2018.
  • Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
  • More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships

    An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Embassy representatives tour Misawa

    U.S. Embassy representatives toured Misawa Air Base, Oct. 13, in order to survey the 35th Fighter Wing’s mission readiness and role within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • U.S., Japan transport cargo, Airmen over 1,000 miles

    Transporting more than 100,000 lbs. of cargo and 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen over 1,000 miles to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan didn’t happen on a whim. In fact, it required months of coordination between eight agencies from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the Japan Ministry of Defense.
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