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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrisjian Yang, a 35th Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare journeyman, inspects a heat exchanger fin for foreign object debris at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 20, 2019. The ALQ-184 electronic countermeasure pod increases reception range, reduces countermeasure response time and improves reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez)
Airman 1st Class Chrisjian Yang

Misawa maintainers innovate new parts for targeting pods, reachieve 98% mission standard rate

he ALQ-184 electronic countermeasure pod is crucial in a pilot's decision-making loop; they send alerts to a pilot’s display which allows the pilots to choose different ways the pod can react to signals.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson
Senior Airman Timon Richardson

April snow turns to shine

Senior Airman Timon Richardson, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, poses for a photo during his shift on guard mount during an unusual late season snow storm April 10, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

SASEBO, Japan (Mar. 28, 2019) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Third Class Cynthol F. Fuata, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, poses for an official photo. Fuata was recently named the 2019 Federal Asian Pacific American Council Uniformed Services Award winner. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Third Class Cynthol F. Fuata

Sasebo Sailor named Federal Asian Pacific American Council Uniformed Services Award winner

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) will recognize a Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 Sailor at its national conference in Huntsville, Alabama, May 16.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Donna Sicker, 374th Medical Group group practice manager and alternate sexual assault response coordinator, poses for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 14, 2019. As the alternate SARC, Sickler makes it a point to share the story of her sexual assault to help others addressing their own traumas while working with the community to show that sexual assault will never be tolerated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
Maj. Donna Sicker

Taking the Leap

“DOOR!” they shouted as the plane’s engines roared, circling higher and higher to reach altitude. The time for questions, doubts and second guesses had passed. Shuffling into position as her body had done hundreds of jumps before, only the nod from her team lead kept her in place.

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