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Airman 1st Class Brooklyn Shedd and her fellow Misawa Queens pose with Misawa city officials after being crowned on Friday, June 21, 2019. (BRITTANY CHASE/U.S. AIR FORCE)
Airman 1st Class Brooklyn Shedd

New Misawa Queen looks forward to serving as ambassador for US air base in Japan

An Air Force wrench turner will soon be turning heads at festivals all over northern Japan after being crowned as one of three Misawa Queens on Friday afternoon.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gage Putman, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, holds up the 14th Fighter Squadron call sign, “wood,” while posing for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2019. If the jet were a patient in a hospital, the crew chief would be his primary doctor. Crew chiefs have many duties including day-to-day maintenance, diagnosing malfunctions, replacing components, detailed inspection, record keeping and administration. (Photo by Airman 1st Class China Shock)
Senior Airman Gage Putman

Misawa Block-50 F-16 hits 10K hours, an AF first

One of Misawa Air Base’s most famous flightline assets hit a historic milestone June 10. A 29-year-old Block-50 F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 808 and affectionately known as “BOB,” reached 10,000 flight hours during a sortie flown across Japan.

The 19th edition of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Surface Warrior Spotlight shines brightly on the land of the rising sun and Osamu Ogawa, a Japanese local national serving as a marine terminal superintendent with the 599th Transportation Brigade's 836th Transportation Battalion in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Graphic)
Osamu Ogawa

Japanese local national steps into SDDC's Surface Warrior Spotlight

The 19th edition of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Surface Warrior Spotlight shines brightly on the land of the rising sun and Osamu Ogawa, a Japanese local national serving as a marine terminal superintendent with the 599th Transportation Brigade's 836th Transportation Battalion in Yokohama, Japan.

Senior Airman Jacqueline N. Limon, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, waits for the signal for a C-130J Super Hercules to depart during a black-letter flight at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 11, 2019. A black-letter flight is a rare accomplishment that few maintenance and air crew members see in their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)
Senior Airman Jacqueline N. Limon

374th AMXS Airmen accomplish maintenance feat

Members of the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron accomplished a rare maintenance achievement, June 7, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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