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  • For Misawa Airmen, the mission continues

    The 35th Fighter Wing’s mission of projecting combat air power and defending the U.S. and Japan moves forward. “Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, our mission continues,” said Maj. David Dubel, the 14th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “This is a difficult yet opportune time for everyone to prove we can carry on with the mission regardless of the trials that stand before us. We have to proceed to do what we do here to ensure we are ready to answer our nation’s call.”
  • Misawa EOD team trains to save lives

    “Initial success or total failure” is the motto fueling explosive ordnance disposal Airmen to accept nothing less than perfection in and out of uniform. The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight’s mission is to clear hazards by locating, identifying and neutralizing explosive devices so base operations can resume quickly during contingency operations.
  • Armament back shop locked, loaded

    From rotary launchers to gun systems, the 35th Maintenance Squadron armament back shop ensures the lethality of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Airmen continually test, repair and perform daily maintenance on alternate mission equipment such as aircraft pylons, missile launchers, bomb racks and targeting pods and guns.
  • Multi-Domain Airman training kicks off

    More than 25 Airmen from the 35th Operations Support Squadron, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, 35th Force Support Squadron and 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron teamed up to enhance their readiness by participating in the first Multi-Domain Airman training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 29. The purpose of this training is to create Airmen who are proficient in multiple areas outside of their own designated career field specialty.
  • Airmen Against Drunk Driving: We drive to save lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving transportation services ensure base members get home safely, mitigating any potential risks of impeding the 35th Fighter Wing mission.
  • 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen load today to fight tomorrow

    Weapons loaders work around the clock, rotating shifts 24 hours a day, seven days a week ensuring every aircraft is armed properly and safely.
  • Panthers improve bilateral relations at Komatsu aviation training relocation

    Airmen with the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducted an Aviation Training Relocation at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.
  • Wild Weasel firefighter puts out flames on first assignment jitters

    Anticipation of future assignments can create a gut-twisting feeling, leaving Airmen anxious, restless or even uneasy, but Airman 1st Class Adam Cardona, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, combatted his first assignment jitters with fun, exploration and self-discovery.
  • PACAF F-16 Demo Team pilot turns childhood dream into reality

    A young Capt. Jacob “Primo” Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander and pilot, grew up observing countless aerial demonstrations in pure “awe” resulting in an undeniable passion for flying.
  • Misawa maintainers innovate new parts for ECM pods, reachieve 98% mission standard rate

    When the availability of F-16 Fighting Falcon electronic countermeasure pods dropped 10% below the 86% mission standard rate last year, the 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics flight decided they needed to do something drastic...
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