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National Football League alumni Dre Bly and Nate Clements meet and greet Airmen from the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 31, 2014. Airmen were able to showcase their maintenance capabilities when the alumni came to see a static display of two F-16 Fighting Falcons before the Super Bowl weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Kee)

NFL alumni, cheerleaders touchdown in Misawa


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Dre Bly, Terrence Holt and Nate Clements, National Football League alumni, along with St. Louis Rams...

Colonel Michael Finn II, Pacific Air Forces director of communications and chief information officer, speaks to Airmen of the 35th Communication Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Finn leads a Warfighting HQ staff providing cyberspace operations and combat communications reachback support to the PACAF commander, combatant commanders, and PACAF assigned forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)

PACAF colonel addresses concerns for cyber warriors


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen of the 35th Communications Squadron gathered at the enlisted club here for a "Cyber All-Call" with...

U.S. Airman 1st Class John Rodil, 35th Security Forces basic force protector, simulates firing upon 35 SFS members, while acting as an attacker during Phase II of the operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 28, 2014. To make the scenario realistic, members of 35 SFS volunteer to be base aggressors and simulate attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

Security Forces exercise team gears up


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- The 35th Security Forces Squadron vigilantly protects Airmen here during an operational readiness...

An F-16 Fighting Falcon awaits to be inspected by the 35th Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team during an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 27, 2014. The phase inspection team fully inspects an F-16 every 400, 800 and 1600 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

ORE doesn't 'phase' Falcon inspection team


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Routine vehicle maintenance typically includes changing oil, checking fluid levels or rotating tires. It...

Staged on a Misawa Air Base hill-top, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team waits for a simulated attack before checking for unexploded ordnance around the base during an operational readiness exercise, Jan. 28, 2014. The base EOD team responds to all notifications of UXOs, but has predetermined routes to follow in case some aren't discovered. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

ORE can't defuse EOD


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- As the simulated attacks increase during the Phase II of the base operational readiness exercise the...

  An Air Force technician works on preflight checks for a Global Hawk drone at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia, Nov. 23, 2010. (Andy M. Kin/DOD)

US to deploy Global Hawks to Misawa, Japan


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Global Hawks, America’s largest unmanned surveillance aircraft, will fly out of Japan for the first time...

American and Japanese members of the 35th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, Ground Security and Office of Special Investigation Detachment 623 were honored by Mr. Toshiyuli Adachi, Chief of Misawa Police Station in Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 23, 2014. These individuals were recognized for their contributions to the Misawa Community. Base members work side-by-side with members of the Misawa Police to enforce safety regulations, traffic standards, and assist with investigations.

Local Police honor Misawa members


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan- -- American and Japanese members of the 35th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, Ground Security and...

Members from the 35th Force Support and Comptroller Squadrons inprocess Airmen through the personnel deployment function line during Phase I of an operational readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 23, 2014. During this process, individual gear is issued and files are reviewed, ensuring Airmen are prepared and cleared for deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone)

Misawa kicks off ORE


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- Phase I of an operational readiness exercise kicked off Jan. 23, 2014.

An ORE is a series of...

Master Sgt. Daniel Robinson, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief of operations, leads his four-person team in a vehicle equipment inspection during the annual Misawa City New Year ceremony Jan. 19, 2014. Misawa Air Base and local firefighters gather to participate in the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

Base, local firefighters ring in the New Year


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Firefighters from the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the annual Misawa Fire Department New...


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