Earthquake Japan - Misawa Info?

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Unread post12 Mar 2011, 15:04

Anyone know how Misawa may have been effected? Not sure the distance from the quake the base is, how ever it is 'close'.

I hope all the families are ok.
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Unread post12 Mar 2011, 21:05

The PAO at Misawa is stating that all servicemembers and their families are accounted for. There is no heat on base, but the structures are intact.

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/jap ... y-1.137502

The harbor in Hachinohe, which is about 20 minutes south, got hit really hard.

Although we left Japan in 2007, my wife and I still have many friends in that part of Japan. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 00:24

A spokesman for the U.S. military bases in Japan said all service members were accounted for and there were no reports of damage to installations or ships.

Source: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-11/worl ... s=PM:WORLD


Do US forces mainly occupy the north side of the base or the south side?
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 06:25

I just grabbed this screen shot while watching BBC world. They showed at least 2 damaged F2s and several others still lined up that didn't seem to be OK.

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EDIT: I guess better pics have already popped up. See: <a href="http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-8009-start-120.html">JASDF F-2 Update</a>
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 11:31

Are F-2s operated out of the south side of Misawa?
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 11:53

They are discofishing, yes.

When I visited a few years ago, the F-2s were operating from the flightline and the E-2s operating from shelters!

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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 13:54

Anyone know if those F-2's that were fully in flooded out are going to be written off like we do with cars?
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 14:10

http://big5.ifeng.com/gate/big5/news.if ... 96_0.shtml

FWIW, 11 news photos of Matsushima AB and Sendai AP in Miyagi Prefecture, &c.
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Unread post13 Mar 2011, 17:41

http://big5.ifeng.com/gate/big5/news.if ... 96_0.shtml

2011-03-11

FWIW, 11 news photos of Matsushima AB and Sendai AP in Miyagi Prefecture, &c.

http://www.mbs.jp/news/jnn_4672409_zen.shtml

As of March 12, at or about Matsushima AB, 45 SDF soldiers are missing.
16 of Touhoku Houmen Butai, JGSDF, and 19 of Matsushima AB, JASDF, and others.
Initially, 300 were reportedly lost contact or missing.

Also, Blue Impulse T-4s demo flights are cancelled or suspended until further notice.
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Unread post14 Mar 2011, 21:02

Snagged off the Fox News homepage just now...
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Unread post15 Mar 2011, 10:54

http://www.toonippo.co.jp/news_too/nto2 ... 110212.asp

2011.03.15

US soldiers from Misawa AB help to clean up Misawa harbour.
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Unread post15 Mar 2011, 14:14

2011.03.15 - Reportedly, the 2,700 m runway at Matsushima AB is useable from March 15 afternoon.

Source: http://www.asahi.com/special/10005/TKY201103150399.html
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Unread post15 Mar 2011, 19:22

Misawa Air Base endures earthquake

Posted 3/11/2011

3/11/2011 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) -- Misawa Air Base was shaken by the major earthquake that struck Japan Mar 11.

Base officials reported minor structural damage to buildings and a loss of commercial power. Currently there is no estimate on when power will be restored. No injuries were reported.

According to officials, base houses and towers are built to rigorous earthquake standards. All housing towers on the base have been inspected by civil engineers and sustained no damage during the afternoon earthquake.

Misawa Air Base's steam generation plants are functioning however, their steam distribution capability has been hampered in some areas so many residents will be without heat for the near future.

Officials are in the process of setting up community areas on base for residents to come for showers and warmth.

"Living here in Japan, the base is prepared for natural disasters of this kind" said Col Michael Rothstein, 35th Fighter Wing commander. "Our main effort is to ensure the safety of the base populace and return the base to normal operations as soon as possible."

More information will follow as it becomes available.

Source: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123246475
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Unread post16 Mar 2011, 13:58

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20110 ... 5-san-soci

Sendai AP runway re-opens on March 17 for supply aircraft.
Heloes already operating at Sendai AP.
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Unread post17 Mar 2011, 04:34

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For more pictures like these, have a look over at the <a href="http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-8009-start-120.html">JASDF F-2 Update</a> thread.
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