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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan

    Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.
  • Airman aims high, achieves life dreams

    There are hundreds of thousands of active duty Airmen in the enlisted force; only 85 are accepted into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program each year. This program is a continuous effort to give the nation's best and brightest enlisted Airmen the opportunity to further excel with appointments to the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Dissimilar air combat-training assures PACAF commitment

    U.S. and Japanese pilots with the 35th Fighter Wing and 3rd Air Wing participated in dissimilar air combat-training as part of their monthly bilateral ritual here, last week.
  • 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
  • Misawa welcomes CSAF during immersion tour

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8 and 9, during his Pacific Air Forces immersion tour.
  • American Day fosters friendship between Japan, U.S. communities

    In a showcase of the region’s bilateral partnership among U.S. military and Japanese citizens, more than 80,000 attendees enjoyed live performances, including Sublime with Rome, indulging in American and Japanese cuisine and strengthening international bonds during the 28th Annual American Day in Misawa City, Japan, June 5, 2016. Events like these are important as they afford Misawa neighbors, American and Japanese alike, opportunities to interact in a relaxed environment specifically planned for building friendships.
  • Andersen hosts Pacific Air Partners Open House

    Long lines and huge crowds filled the Andersen AFB flightline Feb. 20. The scene, reminiscent of something one might see at an amusement park, was Andersen opening its doors to the public for the 2016 Pacific Air Partners Open House.More than 23,000 Guam residents, tourists and military members alike received the opportunity to walk around the
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