Misawa Air Base

Misawa Air Base
An aircraft participates in Keen Sword drills between the Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 1, 2018.  SADIE COLBERT/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Misawa-based F-16 makes precautionary landing at Japanese airport

January 16, 2019
An Air Force F-16 fighter jet made a precautionary landing at a Japanese regional airport Monday, according to a Tohoku Defense Bureau spokesman.
Members with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron clear snow off the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 12, 2018. The 35th CES clears the flight line to create a safe environment for F-16s to takeoff and maintain wing readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jeremy Garcia)

Engineers, airfield managers fight snowy weather, keep Misawa runway open

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January 15, 2019
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Misawa averaged more than 147 inches of snow over the past six years and experiences freezing and drifting precipitation from the Pacific Ocean.
E.J. King's James Meachum skies for a shot against Nile C. Kinnick during Saturday's Japan boys basketball game. The Red Devils won 54-34, handing the Cobras their first loss in nine games this season.  SHION RUDOLPH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
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Basketball: Edgren boys, Zama girls are last unbeatens on Japan

January 14, 2019
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – While Robert D. Edgren continued its flying start on the boys basketball hardwood, the Eagles’ wrestling team has also begun to rev up its engines.
An airman with the 374th Maintenance Squadron marshals a Boeing KC-46A Pegasus at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2018. (YASUO OSAKABE/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Air Force accepts first Boeing modern air tanker after years of delays

January 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Thursday accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus jet tanker from Boeing following years of delays to the modernized air-refueling plane program due to...
Misawa Air Base
Colonel Kristopher W. Struve
Command Chief MSgt. - CMSgt. John C. Alsvig
Vice Commander - Col. Paul D. Kirmis

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