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  • 18th Aggressor pilots take to the Australian air for Exercise Diamond Shield

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017.
  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything.
  • Tennessee tanker fuels Misawa mission

    In order to provide rapid crisis response around the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater to sustain the “fight tonight” motto, the 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons must practice their global reach as if it’s a real-world scenario.
  • US, Japan break barriers, reinforce partnership during exchange

    U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force service members engaged in a bilateral exchange program at Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, to increase interoperability and break down language barriers.Conducted by Fifth Air Force since 1995, this year’s BEP featured eight enlisted and two officers from JASDF bases across northern
  • U.S, Republic of Korea alliance highlighted during Air Power Day

    Osan Air Base hosted approximately 80,000 visitors during Air Power Day 2016, Sept. 24 and 25, highlighting the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea while using the opportunity to get to know one another better as good friends and good neighbors.
  • Runway construction paves way for flight

    After nearly three weeks of construction, the Misawa Air Base runway became fully operational Aug. 5.
  • Avionics Airmen create money saving, innovative device

    F-16 Fighting Falcon avionics specialists maintain and repair a wide range of electronics systems in the aircraft, ranging from communications to flight controls. To keep up with a demanding operations tempo, Misawa’s avionics Airmen developed a device to make their performance even more efficient, completing the project in July.
  • Maintenance Airman powers Misawa SEAD mission

    During an early afternoon, a soft warm breeze skirted across a flightline empty of the roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight. In its place, tools clanking against metal echoed in the depths of a hangar. A crew chief worked diligently solving the most recent maintenance challenge placed in his path.
  • Basketball bolsters bilateral bonds

    Sports provide a forum for people of different backgrounds and cultures to come together and take part in a shared interest.   The Misawa Jets basketball team fostered such a connection when they held a summer basketball camp with the Japan Railway East Akita Peckers team to strengthen bilateral bonds and improve skills, June 17.   The day's
  • Marine Corps launches into RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2

    U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Hornets assigned to Fixed Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participate in RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 7, 2016. In addition to enabling joint and international units to work side-by-side, RF-A allows coalition forces to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability.
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