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Misawa City Mayor Experiences a Day in the Life of 35th Fighter Wing Commander

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kristen Heller
  • 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Richard, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Mr. Yoshinori Kohiyama, Misawa City mayor, conduct a high-speed taxi at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2024. The event showcased the coordination and precision involved in flight operations. This visit was part of the 'Wing Commander for a Day' program, designed to enhance community relations and provide local leaders with a firsthand experience of the 35th Fighter Wing's capabilities and contributions to regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristen Heller)