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Misawa Exchange Shoppers can unlock special PCS savings with their MILITARY STAR Card

MISAWA – MILITARY STAR is making moving to a new duty station smoother—and more affordable—for Misawa Airmen this summer.

Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick


Paddy's: A little taste of Ireland near Misawa Air Base

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Situated just a couple-minutes-walk from the main gate of Misawa AB, Paddy’s offers authentic Irish beers in a cozy, military-...
U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, left, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, shakes hands with Misawa City Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi, right, during a visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, at the city office in Misawa City, Japan, May 10, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Pacific Air Forces commander visits Misawa and meets with Misawa City Mayor


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, visited Misawa Air...

Two-time Far East Division II Most Outstanding Player Brittany Crown is aiming to help Robert D. Edgren win its first team title in that same tournament. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Softball: Well-balanced tourneys could come down to one play


Ask a coach which team stands the best chance of winning the Far East Division I and II softball tournaments next week at Naval Air...

MILITARY STAR to give away $30,000 in exchange gift cards with "Ignite Your Workout" FITB


MISAWA – Living a BE FIT lifestyle is its own reward for Misawa Exchange Airmen—but a bonus never hurts.


Send a congratulatory note to the Class of 2018! Deadline extended to May 20!


High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab,...

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi on the flight line in preparation for dissimilar air combat tactics operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2018. The knowledge and camaraderie the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force receive during this training creates a stronger force and builds bonds between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

US, Japan bilateral bond shown through dissimilar air combat tactics operations


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Working alongside a counterpart creates an unbreakable bond, a positive relationship, and inspires...

Takuya Kanto, a civilian firefighter with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, poses for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 3, 2016. Kanto has been a MAB firefighter for over 20 years and frequently dedicates his time to visiting local villages that were affected by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. Together with American military members, Kanto continues to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan by being an active member of the local community.

Misawa’s own embodies ‘kizuna’


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- An aged, black-and-white family photo caked with ash and dust drifts atop a stagnant field of water. As...


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