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  • Aircraft maintenance unit blows away competition at 2019 Penn Fest

    The 8th Maintenance Group hosted the 2019 Penn Fest, Oct. 19, and brought together five aircraft maintenance units, and their respective aircraft, from across the Republic of Korea. This year, Penn Fest gave several AMUs the chance to see who had the best air force load crew in the ROK.
  • Wolf 46 returns as PACAF commander

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 18, for an in-depth look at the 8th Fighter Wing mission and to provide Wolf Pack Airmen insight into the future of PACAF.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Team Misawa strengthens alliances at 2018 Singapore International Airshow

    More than 100,000 attendees witnessed pure airpower at the 2018 Singapore International Airshow, geared toward building stronger relations between Singapore and 50 other countries through static displays and aerial performances, Feb. 6-11.  The Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducted 10 performances
  • 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
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