Earthquake Japan - Misawa Info?

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Unread post29 Apr 2012, 15:00

http://mainichi.jp/feature/20110311/new ... 6000c.html

29 April 2012:

11 March 2011, at Matsushima AB, 10 F-2 and two T-4 were parked on apron.
15 mechanics were maintaining them.

Matsushima SAR Squadron had 76 personnel.
At earthquake magnitude above five, aircraft should scramble, and assess damage.
Although UH-60J and U-125A were outside, squadron CO decided aircraft to not take off.
Fixed wing aircraft front landing gear were sideway.
During consequent earthquakes, helicopter rotary wings may hit fuselage.
Anyhow, blowing snow caused bad visibility.

At base command centre, base commander learnt from TV, forecast of six metres tsunami coming to Oshika Peninsula in 10 minutes.
Or, coming to base in 20 minutes.
14:56, base commander ordered all personnel to escape to designated buildings.

Exercise in one year and half ago, all personnel escape took above 20 minutes.
Inspired by 2010 February earthquake in Chile, all aircraft scrambled and escaped to Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture, but preparation took one hour.

Tsunami warning increased to 10 metres.
900 personnel escaped to designated buildings.
68 minutes after earthquake, tsunami arrived as 1.5 metres of mud sea, and damaged electricity generators.

Night, one helicopter arrived above base, and communicated with base commander.

Next morning, six functional snow-plowers and trucks.

http://mainichi.jp/graph/2012/04/29/201 ... c/002.html

In this map of Matsushima AB, solid arrows were the personnel escaping to designated buildings.
Dotted arrows were aircraft carried by the tsunami.
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Unread post31 Jul 2012, 15:18

http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/1 ... 016-n1.htm
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/news/1 ... 017-n1.htm
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/region/news/12 ... 005-n1.htm

30 July 2012:
Sendai AP, Miyagi Prefecture.
Civilian flights between Sendai AP and Chang Chun AP, Ji Lin Province, China, resume.
By now, all eight domestic flights and six international flights resume; same as before 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

One month after tsunami, flights begin to resume.
From 2011 July, all eight domestic flights resume.
From 2011 September, international flights begin to resume.
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Unread post13 Aug 2012, 16:35

http://socialimagine.com/blue-impulse/c ... gn_en.html

'It gives us great pride to launch our new project, The Character Creation of the Higashimatsushima Blue Impulse “Hero“.
This project will give birth to the “Hero” character who will carry the hopes and dreams of our children, who in turn will carry our future generations.
Before the March 11th, 2011 earthquake devastation, the Blue Impulse was part of the aerobatic team, belonging to the Self Defense Air Force based in Higashimatsushima, and was very warmly cherished by everyone.
Based upon the image of the Blue Impulse, we are now actively calling for character designs to represent our new “Hero”.
Everyone is welcome to apply in which your impressive character design may come to represent one of the most popular and respected characters in Japanese society.'
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Unread post11 Nov 2012, 10:47

http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/matsushima/gallery4.html

(http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/matsushima/)

2012/08/22

Before and after photos of Matsushima AB and neighbourhoods.
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Unread post13 Feb 2013, 14:04

24 January 2013:
T-4.
#676.
21st Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Ceremony for first test flight of first repaired aircraft damaged by tsunami on 2011.03.11.

During tsunami, aircraft in cleaning hangar, northwest of apron area.
Repair began on 2012.08.20, and ended on 2013.01.24.

http://www.asagumo-news.com/news/201302 ... 21207.html
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Unread post13 Feb 2013, 14:30

Thanks for keeping us updated!
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Unread post08 Mar 2013, 17:51

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/ ... 49500.html

8 March 2013:
On 31 March 2013, Blue Impulse will return from Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture, to Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Blue Impulse had nine T-4.
One was at Matsushima AB, and damaged by tsunami.
Six deployed to Kyuushuu Island for the opening event of the Kyuushuu Shinkansen train, Kagoshima route.
Two were not at Matsushima AB, and were elsewhere for scheduled maintenance.
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Unread post31 Mar 2013, 13:33

http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/ ... 43204.html

http://www.jiji.com/jc/eqa?g=eqa&k=2013 ... t20&rel=pv

http://www.mbs.jp/news/jnn_5294784_zen.shtml

http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society ... 02890.html

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20130331-OYT9I00912.htm

31 March 2013:
Six T-4.
Blue Impulse, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Blue Impulse returns to Matsushima AB, two years after 2011.03.11 earthquake and tsunami.
Because bad weather, demonstration flight cancelled.
After landing, ceremony.

Training flights resume on 2013.04.03.
First demo flight for local event on 2013.04.06.
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Unread post08 Apr 2013, 17:14

http://photo.sankei.jp.msn.com/essay/da ... ImpulseJr/

6 April 2013:
Blue Impulse Junior.
JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

At a "Blue Impulse welcome back" event at Higashi Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, attended by about 6,000 people, a demo flight by the real Blue Impulse was cancelled because of bad weather.
Instead, three of the seven Blue Impulse Junior... vehicles appeared for a PR photo opp.
However, after the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, the former members of the Blue Impulse Junior team have been dispersed to other bases all over the country.
Fans hope the team will resurrect for the air show event in summer.
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Unread post07 Jan 2014, 11:04

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/feature/eq2011 ... m?from=os4

6 January 2014:
Four aircraft.
Blue Impulse, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Blue Impulse training flights began.
At Matsushima AB, the first time after 2011 January.
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Unread post08 Jan 2014, 11:39

http://flyteam.jp/news/article/30581
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/matsushima/shirei.html

8 January 2014:
JASDF, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture.

Matsushima AB functions not completely recovered.
By March, Blue Impulse hangar raising work, and rescue [aircraft?] hangar new construction, scheduled to complete.

Also, new control tower commission.
F-2 and pilots training now at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture, hopes to return to Matsushima AB this year.
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