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  • Air Force Firefighter of the Year 2020

    A Misawa Air Base Airman recently won the 2020 Military Firefighter of the Year Award for the Air Force. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Journey Collier, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, will represent the Air Force in the 2020 Department of Defense Military Firefighter of the Year competition.

  • Japan Minister of Defense visits Misawa Air Base

    Japan Minister of Defense, Nobuo Kishi, met with Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, during a visit at Misawa Air Base on April 3, 2021.  Minister Kishi, Lt. Gen. Schneider and Col. Friedel also had the

  • Materiel Management Flight: supplying the mission

    Misawa Air Base conducts daily mission essential air combat training and members from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Materiel Management Flight work behind the scenes to ensure base personnel have mission required equipment.

  • Newly installed aircraft arresting system maintains Yokota’s readiness

    An F-16DJ Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, approaches a barrier cable during the initial certification test of the newly installed flightline BAK-12 barrier, aircraft arresting system (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021. The tail-hook latches onto

  • Team Misawa ACE week enhances capabilities

    U.S. Airmen from various units in the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a weeklong Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, 7 through 11 Dec.

  • New innovative idea improves MOPP gear

    During the spring of 2020, the 35th Contracting Squadron solicited 35th Fighter Wing units for innovative ideas that would improve Airmen’s workplace, to present on Pitch Day.Pitch Day involves acquiring innovative technology from non-traditional defense contractors in order to keep pace with the

  • Misawa test cell Airmen run F-16 engines

    “It's extremely loud, windy and you can feel the whole building shake. You can feel the blood flowing through your body. It sort of makes it feel as though you're floating,” said Staff Sgt. Casey Jones, a 35th Maintenance Squadron test cell aerospace propulsion craftsman. “Standing inside the test