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  • 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.
  • Dirt Boys restore taxiway in 23 hrs despite record heat

    Despite record-breaking heat on the Korean peninsula, more than 20 Airmen spent 23 hours making an unusual repair to a flightline taxiway - and set a record of their own. From Aug. 4 to 6, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron structures flight, the Dirt Boys, replaced 18 feet of taxiway after personnel from the 51st Operations Support Squadron discovered a rupture in the cement.
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