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  • 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
  • Team Misawa forges friendships during Paralympics sporting event

    Misawa Air Base partnered with local Japanese community members during a Paralympics sporting event at the Misawa International Sports Center in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 1.
  • Air Force Service in Japan, a Mueller Family Tradition

    It had been 30 years since he last saw those tail numbers but the memory of them remains as if it was only yesterday. Three C-130H Hercules that had flown around the world countless times fulfilling their mission yet here they were after all this time. When last they met it was at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, while the aircraft were under his father’s command, today they would become his planes. “When I first got to Yokota Air Base, Japan for my change of command ceremony it was like being greeted by old friends,” said Maj. David L. Mueller, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “I didn’t know a lot of faces when I first got here but I recognized those aircraft immediately. I remember being in the second grade, wearing my reflective belt and ear protection of course, and walking around on those planes with my father, a commander of the aircraft generation squadron at the time, I even helped him paint the propeller tips back in 1989. “While the memories of my time on those planes with my father stuck with me, what I will always remember of those days is how my father interacted with the Airmen he worked with and for throughout his career. Seeing the way he led and the type of person he was contributed to my decision to serve my country when the time came later in my life to answer that call and led me to where I am today.”