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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – 1st Lt. Aimee Hammon, 35th Fighter Wing deputy sexual assault response coordinator, speaks to newcomers during Right Start about becoming victim advocates, at Misawa Air Base, March 26, 2014. Hammon hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and the level of care the program can provide to victims. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)

Step up to stop sexual assaults

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- The military is battling an invisible enemy, one who lurks among us and attacks when the opportunity...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers a speech to US and Japanese soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen stationed in the Tokyo area at Yokota Air Base, Japan April 5, 2014. Hagel also provided a brief Q&A about sequestration, force management and base closures.

Hagel in Yokota: 'We are not retreating from the world'

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Budget cuts and force drawdowns won’t stop the U.S. from helping its friends and allies around the world,...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Schwenning, 35th Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection craftsman, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon's hoist assembly part using a stationary magnetic particle unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 11, 2014. The hoist assembly part is soaked in mineral oil which acts as a vehicle to attract iron shavings to the part and identify any structural flaws for repair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Derek VanHorn)

Generating Airpower: Hidden in the cracks

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- (This article is part of a series featuring the 35th Maintenance Group on their ability to generate...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luz Sanchez, Command Post emergency actions controller, responds to a call at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 26, 2014. Sanchez is responsible for coordinating with various squadrons for emergencies, updating weather and tracking the status of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone)

Command Post: The brain of the base

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- In a dimly lit room buried three stories underground, two Airmen sit poised, their faces illuminated by...

The best place for cheap ramen

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Kourakuen is a chain store that has its roots in the Tohoku area – it was founded in 1954 in...

The best place for cheap ramen

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Kourakuen is a chain store that has its roots in the Tohoku area – it was founded in 1954 in...

Child abduction treaty takes effect in Japan

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A treaty aimed a preventing cross-border parental kidnapping took effect April 1 in Japan after years of...

A member of the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight conducts a hot pit refueling on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2014. During the refueling process, the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight Airmen transfer up to 1,500 gallons of JP-8 fuel into each aircraft depending on how many sorties it has flown during the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone)

The life cycle of fuel: From pipeline to flightline

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The journey that jet fuel takes to ultimately feed F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan is a...

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – Japanese contractors from Ni Shi Matsu Construction Co., inspect the efficiency of the air conditioning units being installed inside a mock unit of building 1939, March 7, 2014. The 35th Civil Engineering Squadron recently awarded a $14 million project to install air conditioning into military housing units for 416 families on North Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)

A/C project a first for Misawa

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- More than 400 military family housing units will be the first ever on Misawa to be upgraded with air...

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