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  • Electrical, environmental maintenance keeps F-16 systems online

    There are about 59 different types of aircraft in the U.S. Air Force and each one houses a network of wires that allows the aircraft to function properly. The 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit electrical and environmental shop inspects, troubleshoots and maintains those electrical and environmental

  • Tower controllers ensure safety of flight

    The art of juggling requires tons of coordination, training and consistent precision. Jugglers must be confident with every move, because one mistake can lead to failure. Air traffic controllers are the jugglers of the airfield, coordinating with the flightline and consistently training to ensure a

  • 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.

  • Steady and ready: C-130 mainstay of medevac

    Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid in disaster relief efforts, and bring warfighters home.

  • Andersen bids farewell to 20th EBS, 96th assumes CBP mission

    The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's (INDOPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) missions from the 20th EBS, July 19, here.After a six-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific theater, the 20th EBS has

  • 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 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.