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2. AIR / Misawa airbase Japan

Last modified: 01 Apr 2021
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Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Misawa , Japan

Latitude: 40° 42' 28" N     Longitude: 141° 22' 8" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

 
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US Joint Forces Japan Misawa airbase http://www.misawa.af.mil/ The only combined, joint service installation in the western Pacific hosting US Army, Navy and Air Force units as well as units of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.


AIR
- 35th Fighter (host) wing operating F-16 consisting of 2 fighter squadrons, 1 maintenance, 1 engineers, 1 comms and supporting squadrons

SIGINT
- US SIGnal INTelligence facility at grid 40 43' 19" N 141 19' 33" E One of the worldwide stations in the NSA/Echelon network. The facility is being operated by US joint forces personnel stationed on nearby Misawa airbase
Operators:
-- US Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East Detachment Misawa
-- USAF 373rd Intelligence Grp and Mission Supp Sq; 301st Intelligence Sq
-- US Army 403rd Military Intel Detachment
-- Civilian Defense Applications (NSA)

NAV
- Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 7th Fleet
- Naval Air Facility Misawa and rotational detachments of P-8 Poseidon and EP-3 Aries aircraft on 6-month deployment
- Aircraft Intermediate maintenance Dept Misawa

Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces:
Misawa airbse is one of the 2 Main Operating Bases in the Northern Area
- Northern Air Defense Force / 3rd Air Wing / 3rd TFS (F-2A/B, T-4)
- Provisional F-35A Sq (F-35A/T-4)
- SDF Hospital
- AEW Surveillance Group / 601st Sq (E-2C )
- 6 Air Defence Missile Grp HQ and (Patriot PAC3) Firing units 21 and 22
A Patriot Fire Unit protects an area of several tens of kms in radius. It is mobile and deployed according to the situation.
It consists of an Engagement Control Station, a Radar Set, an Antenna Mast Group, a Power Plant and 5 launchers with 4 missiles per launcher


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