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U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Troy Kiel, 35th Operation Support Squadron intelligence officer, runs as a Team Misawa member tosses different colored powder during a Pride Month color run at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2022. On December 22, 2010, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act became law, allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual military members to serve openly with honor and integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)
1st. Lt. Troy Kiel

2022 Pride Month Color Run at Misawa AB

Members of Team Misawa participated in a 5K Color Run/Walk in honor of Pride Month. The run was about embracing the LGBTQ+ community as part of our team and family here at Misawa.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, gets sprayed with champagne by his daughter after his fini-flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2022. Family and service members across the 35th FW and from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force attended Friedel’s fini-flight to celebrate and show support before his departure from Misawa. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)
Col. Jesse J. Friedel

35th Fighter Wing commander completes fini-flight at Misawa AB

Family, friends, and service members across the 35th Fighter Wing and from the Japan Air-Self Defense Force attended the fini-flight for U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, to celebrate his time here before his departure from Misawa.

Col. Jason L. Beck

Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomes new Pacific Region commander

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck as its new commander for the Pacific Region.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles Oki
Capt. Timothy Waits

USS Blue Ridge Changes Command

The outgoing Commanding Officer of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Capt. Timothy Waits, salutes the crew after departing Blue Ridge June 24, 2022.

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