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  • U.S.-Japan intelligence communities hold joint, bilateral ISR symposium

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance personnel from 22 organizations across the Indo-Pacific theater including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and Japan’s Air, Maritime, and Ground Self-Defense Forces attended the inaugural Fifth Air Force joint, bilateral ISR symposium, Yokota Air Base, May 30-31, 2019.
  • USFJ and 5AF commander tours Misawa AB

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, toured Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Feb 26-28. During his visit he went around the base to see first-hand how Airmen accomplish their unit’s day-to-day mission.
  • The 14th Fighter Squadron takes to the skies during COPE Tiger 2019

    Over the past week, the 14th Fighter Squadron executed the suppression of enemy air defenses mission in support of COPE Tiger 2019 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. COPE Tiger is an annual multilateral aerial exercise aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability between the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, and U.S. Air Force, while concurrently enhancing the three nations’ military relations and combined capabilities.
  • Sri Lanka Air Force, JASDF, meet with USAF Search and Rescue

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Representatives of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and Japanese Ministry of Defense were hosted by the 459th Airlift Squadron on February 13, 2019 at Yokota Air Base as part of a trilateral search and rescue (SAR) exchange.The exchange was a free flow of information regarding SAR practices between the SLAF, Japanese Self
  • Lt. Gen. Schneider takes command of U.S. military in Japan

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider assumed command of United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez before a crowd of U.S. and Japanese service members, Government of Japan officials, dignitaries and community leaders during a ceremony here, Feb. 5.
  • Squadron Innovation Funds: Ultrasonic Parts Washer

     The 35th Maintenance Squadron's munitions support equipment maintenance shop brought #innovation and #sustainability to Team Misawa with a new ultrasonic parts washer!
  • AFSOC leaders visit the Pacific

    Maj. Gen. Vince Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited the 353rd Special Operations Group Jan. 9-11 for a closer look at the special operations mission in the Pacific.
  • 374th AW Receives Group Meritorious Honor Award

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Johnathan Marker, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operation section chief, represented the 374th Airlift Wing during the presentation of the Group Meritorious Honor Award at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 19. The Meritorious Honor Award is presented to groups or individuals in recognition of a special act