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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. Collier said she is humbled and recognizes her team for enabling her success.
  • Hawaii Air Guard wraps up temporary deployment to Japan

    Dozens of operations, maintenance and support Airmen and a contingent of F-22 Raptors returned home April 4 following almost a month of temporary duty at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan.In Japan, the Hawaiian Raptors, a Total Force Integration unit of Airmen from the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) 154th Wing and the active-duty 15th
  • 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 opportunity to speak with joint U.S. service members and Japan Air Self-Defense Force personnel while at Misawa.
  • 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.
  • Yokota RAWS revive mobile navigation aid, drive PACAF’s airfield ACE concept

    Starting with a broken piece of electronic equipment, a small team of Yokota Airmen from the 374th Operations Support Squadron are leading the way in developing Pacific Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept. Yokota’s Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) shop engineered a fix for a mobile Tactical Air Navigation system that now enables aircraft to safely reach Landing Zones scattered across the Pacific.
  • Kadena Airmen conduct FARP training, advancing ACE abilities

    14th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots teamed up with Kadena Air Base Airmen from the 1st Special Operation Squadron to execute a forward area refueling point (FARP) exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18.
  • 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 ever-advancing business environment.
  • 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 bay while the engine is at full afterburner is a unique experience.” One can feel this sensation within the "Hush House", a building that is anything but what its name insinuates. "Hush House" is an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine testing facility.
  • 9/11: Misawa firefighter’s honor fallen

    Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, 35th Security Forces Squadron, 35th Medical Group and others from the Misawa community came together to pay a special tribute to the victims and the sacrifices of emergency responders involved with the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Team Kadena MC-130J takes flight out of Misawa

    Kadena Air Base Airmen flexed their capabilities off the northern coast of Japan during Exercise Gryphon Jet 10, an integrated training exercise focused on improving interoperability throughout the special operations community, Aug 3-12, 2020.
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