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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Rischard, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, secures wings for the AIM-120 missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 8th Maintenance Group's 2nd Quarter Weapons Loading Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 13, 2018. Two teams raced to load training weapons on their aircraft as fast as they could while trying to minimize discrepancies. 80th & 35th AMUs compete for Load Crew of the Quarter
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Rischard, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, secures wings for the AIM-120 missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the 8th Maintenance Group's 2nd Quarter Weapons Loading Competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 13, 2018. Two teams raced to load training weapons on their
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Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander, greets Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, after arriving at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 22, 2018. During the visit Bergeson met with Wolf Pack leadership and visited Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles McNamara) 7th Air Force commander visits Wolf Pack
Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, met with Wolf Pack leadership and Airmen during a visit to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 22, 2018.
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Airman leadership School Class 18-B graduated during a formal ceremony at the Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea, June 21, 2018. The John L. Levitow Award was given to Senior Airman Roman Campbell, of the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Airman Jonathan Ross, of the 8th Operations Support Squadron, received the commandant award. Airman Leadership School Class 18-B graduates
Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea –Airman Leadership School Class 18-B graduated 27 Airmen June 21, 2018 during a formal ceremony held at the Kunsan AB, Loring Club. ALS is a five week-long Air Force program designed to develop senior Airmen and newly selected Staff Sergeants candidates for the non-commission officers corps. It is the first professional military education that enlisted Air Force members encounter. The program curriculum covers an array of topics including leadership, human resources, communication, and profession of arms.
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Those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are consistently trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing. Misconceptions and stigmas surrounding PTSD get in the way of successful recovery and the ability to return to duty. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance) A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the anxiety and fear following a traumatic event to affect an Airman’s readiness.
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Members of the 8th Maintenance Group render a salute during a change of command ceremony June 15, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The 8th MXG is responsible for the daily flying and maintenance operations for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 8 Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) New Phoenix takes command of 8 MXG
U.S. Air Force Col. G. Hall Sebren Jr. relinquished command of the 8th Maintenance Group to Col. Steven Anderson during a change of command ceremony June 15, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander, presided over the ceremony, welcoming Anderson and remarking on the accomplishments of Sebren and the Airmen of the 8th MXG.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Robert D. Peltzer, 8th Medical Group commander, receives the guidon from Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony June 13, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The 8th MDG is responsible for the medical care of approximately 2,700 active duty personnel and also maintains a specialty care network partnering with several civilian and military heath care facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) New 8th Medical Group Hawk “takes flight”
U.S. Air Force Col. Joann Palmer relinquished command of the 8th Medical Group to Col. Robert D. Peltzer during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 13, 2018. Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander, presided over the event and noted the accomplishments during the past year and the continuing successes of the medical group.
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8th Mission Support Group Airmen stand in formation during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 8, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Terrence Walter took command of the 8th MSG from Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf during which he received the title of “Falcon”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) 8th Mission Support Group welcomes new Falcon
U.S. Air Force Col. Terrence Walter accepted command of the 8th Mission Support Group from Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 8, 2018. Bosone, presided over the event and provided his guidance to the new “Falcon” to continue the successes that the outgoing commander, Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf, accomplished for the group during his leadership.
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Members of the Wolf Pack render the initial salute to U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Walker, 8th Operations Group commander, at an assumption of command ceremony June 5, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The 8th OG is responsible for conducting airfield and air operations in support of the Korean theater of operations, flight scheduling, and ensuring the operational readiness of two F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons stationed at Kunsan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Levi Rowse) Kunsan welcomes new 8th OG Commander
U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Walker accepted command of the 8th Operations Group from Col. John Bosone during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 5, 2018. Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander, presided over the ceremony, and took the opportunity to welcome Walker as the new “Viper” and underscore the accomplishments of the 8th OG Airmen under the previous commander, Col. Kristopher Struve.
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Members of the Wolf Pack stand in formation during the 8th Fighter Wing change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 1, 2018. Col. David G. Shoemaker relinquished command to Col. John W. Bosone, making Bosone the 58th commander to take the title of “Wolf” since Gen. Robin Olds in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Wolf Pack welcomes new Wolf to Kunsan
The Wolf Pack welcomed U.S. Air Force Col. John W. Bosone as the new 8th Fighter Wing commander during a change of command ceremony on June 1, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and took the opportunity to provide his vision for Bosone as the newest leader of
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The O’Malley dining facility at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea reopens June 1, 2018, after contractors conducted hood and duct renovations throughout the building. The opening will result in a pay change for all enlisted member currently on meal card status. Kunsan DFAC reopens, BAS rates affected
The O’Malley dining facility at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea reopens June 1, 2018, after contractors conducted hood and duct renovations throughout the building. The opening will result in a pay change for all enlisted member currently on meal card status. Originally impacted Airmen will see a full breakout of their entitlement changes in the July 1, 2018, Leave and Earnings statement. The initial Basic Allowance for Subsistence pay increase will return to normal due to meals again being provided by the DFAC. Airmen will also notice the reduced Cost of Living Allowance rate return to the 63 percent of the full rate what they were receiving before the closure.
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