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  • 35 MXS fabrication flight repair makes U.S. Air Force history

    Three Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight performed a depot-level repair on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August this year.
  • 35th Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Wing commanders integrate in bilateral familiarization flights

    Japan Air-Self Defense Force Maj. Gen. Kenichi Samejima, the 3rd Air Wing commander, flew with Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing on an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a familiarization flight July 2 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
  • The 35th Fighter Wing safety office: keeping the 'Wild Weasel’ off the endangered species list

    Welcome to Misawa where an abundance of new adventures awaits! Arriving in winter? Grab a snowboard and hit the slopes. Perhaps it’s summertime; hop on a jet ski and explore Lake Ogawara. But before heading out, there is an element of risk associated with most recreational activities. For the safety office at Misawa Air Base, Japan, equipping Team Misawa members with safety knowledge remains their top priority.
  • Yokota’s C-130J Super Hercules makes its debut in Red Flag-Alaska

    After a transition from the older C-130H Hercules model, the 36th Airlift Squadron are ready to provide tactical airlift throughout RF-A.   "It’s our first time flying the J-model in RF-A, so it’s really been a learning experience for us as a squadron,” said Capt. Christopher Ansel, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J mission planning cell chief.  
  • Yokota Airmen provide airlift at Red Flag-Alaska

    Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to provide joint airlift support during the 2-week exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 18-2. Representing the Pacific’s Premiere Power Projection Platform, the Yokota Airmen joined the approximately 2,000 total service members participating in the exercise each year.
  • Misawa Airman discovers family history in Japan

    Heritage often links people, cultures, and personal histories together in uncommon ways. For U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Molinelli, a 35th Maintenance Group maintenance operations center senior controller, his assignment to Misawa in 2016 not only represented a change in his future but also provided a link to his family's past.  “When I was a
  • Lake used to practice for Pearl Harbor now unites U.S. and Japan

    Tohoku Town, Japan, welcomed Americans and Japanese alike to the Lake Ogawara Appreciation Event in Hohko-kan April 15 celebrating the two nation's friendship and enjoyment of seasonal festivals including the lake's local cuisine.
  • Friendship on display: Misawa Airmen celebrate 31st Japan Day

    Japan Day takes place April 14 at the Tohoku Enlisted Club to foster and maintain good relations between American and Japanese citizen of Misawa through cross-cultural activities.
  • 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
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