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A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, prepares to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2017.  The regularly scheduled flying exercise features more than 230 aircraft with U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Force personnel working alongside each other, comparable to participation from previous years’ iterations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Wolf Pack completes Pen-wide VIGILANT ACE 18
The 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, completed its participation in the regularly-scheduled, joint-force training exercise, VIGILANT ACE 18, on Dec. 8, 2017, with members from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing in the skies over South Korea. Vipers, Lightning strike Korean Peninsula together for first time
Exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 is underway across the Korean Peninsula and the Wolf Pack’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, better known as Vipers, play host to the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, at the historic 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 80th and 35th Fighter Squadrons under the 8th Fighter Wing await take-off clearance at the end of the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 17, 2017. The 8th FW conducted what’s known as a large force employment to test the wing’s ability to generate numerous aircraft in support of combat training sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Christopher Mesnard) Wolf Pack tests combat capabilities in large force employment drill
The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a large force employmentdrill in which the35th and 80th launched more than 20 aircraft to test itsability to conductcombat operations with a large number of aircraft in theair on November 17,2017. The 8th FW regularly train using these proceduresgiving the pilots,maintainers and supporting personnel the opportunity
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U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and 115th Fighter Wing with Republic of Korea Air Force pilots assigned to the 38th Fighter Group wait to takeoff at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 30, 2017. The pilots carried out a “Friendship Flight” mission, continuing a long partnership of mutually strengthening cross-cultural communications and mission capabilities, ultimately enabling a better posture to execute the combat mission of “Take the Fight North” if called upon to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Taylor We Go Together: USAF, ROKAF strengthen relationship with Buddy Wing
If called upon to take the fight north, the Wolf Pack would not go it alone. As a part of a combined force, the U.S. and Republic of Korea air forces on the peninsula would need to execute combat operations as a singular and fluid force. Because of this, they practice together to remain proficient in their deadly mission, should they ever be called
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing participated in Beverly Pack 17-3, a five-day, regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) U.S., ROK Air Forces prepare for bilateral exercise
The annual VIGILANT ACE 18, a regularly scheduled flying exercise, will be held on the Korean Peninsula Dec. 4-8, and 12,000 U.S. personnel will participate along with Airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force. This realistic air combat exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Republic of Korea forces and increase the combat effectiveness of both nations.
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U.S. Air Force Fighting Falcon F-16s, or more commonly Vipers, from the 8th Fighter Wing line up for an elephant walk on Aug. 22, 2017 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Viper is a multi-role fighter aircraft capable of close-air support for ground forces and dominating enemy air assets in air-to-air combat. The elephant walk was a part of the regularly scheduled Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Pack 17-3, which tested the base’s ability to respond to various scenarios in a contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) 115th FW ANG wrap-up Kunsan AB Rotational Deployment
The U.S. Air Force Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing completed their Rotational Deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, November 8, 2017. The Rotational Deployment was part of the Indo-Asia-Pacific Theater Security Package, which routinely deploys fighter aircraft to U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces to provide a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gollie Felder, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management journeyman, participates in rapid airfield damage repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25, 2017. The new RADR process was developed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to repair damaged airfields at a faster pace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) 8th CES creates harmony during RADR training
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 23 - 27, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shivanand Bissoon, and Staff Sgt. Princeleo Pecjo, 35th Air Munitions Squadron weapons load crew members, participate in a weapons load competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 2017. Load competitions showcase the skills and abilities of each Aircraft Maintenance Unit and prepare teams to load munitions as expeditiously and safely as possible to support Pacific Command priorities on the Korean Peninsula and within the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Panton, Juvat, Wisconsin ANG crews battle out weapons load competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shivanand Bissoon, and Staff Sgt. Princeleo Pecjo, 35th Air Munitions Squadron weapons load crew members, participate in a weapons load competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 2017. Load competitions showcase the skills and abilities of each Aircraft Maintenance Unit and prepare teams to load
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The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Force's 8th FW and Republic of Korea Air Force's 38th Fighter Group took to the skies together Oct. 30, 2017 to demonstrate their ability to Fight Tonight in the skies above the Korean Peninsula. USAF, ROKAF, ANG take to skies over Korea
U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and Republic of Korea Air Force pilots assigned to the 38th Fighter Group in a fingertip formation during a “Friendship Flight” mission in the airspace around Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 30, 2017. This type of mission, among other training sorties, allows pilots to communicate and
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7th AF vice commander, Brig. Gen. Lansing Pilch, greets Defenders assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron. Kunsan hosts 7th AF vice commander
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Lansing Pilch, Seventh Air Force vice commander, shakes the hands of Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron following an air base defense demonstration at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 23, 2017. Throughout the visit, Pilch met with base leadership and Airmen from across the base to better understand the
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