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U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, Utah’s 34th Fighter Squadron are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation. The aircraft and supporting personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kadena in early November.
0 10/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another milestone of 201 total identifications for the fiscal year.
0 10/22
2017
Take command with TRICARE changes TRICARE payment types for calendar year 2018
With the Jan. 1, 2018 changes to new stateside regions and contractors, you may need to update your payment option to guarantee continued payment of your TRICARE enrollment fees and monthly premiums.
0 10/18
2017
The most recent operational exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Beverly Pack 18-1, took place from Oct. 10-14, 2017 and tested the instillation’s service members and their capacity to operate under combat scenarios relevant to the Korean Peninsula and PACAF writ large. Additionally, they verified their equipment and weapons systems could operate at various levels of stress and degradation. Beverly Pack 18-1: maintaining muscle memory
The Korean Peninsula and the U.S. bases which help make up its combined defense posture feature prominently in worldwide headlines, given current tensions. For U.S. air power on the Peninsula, the recent news focused on military postures and readiness to strike at a moment’s notice hits on a posture that is not new for the Airmen who validate the
0 10/14
2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ambree Evans, 8th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering health operations NCOIC, and Staff Sgt. Adam Ruiz, 8 MDG industrial hygiene NCOIC, help a student from Kunsan National University don protective gear while on tour at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2017.  During the tour, the environmental engineering students were taught about the correlation between the environment and health and what the 8th MDG is doing to minimize risks to the Airmen and civilians on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) KNU students receive Wolf Pack welcome
More than 30 Environmental Engineering Students from Kunsan National University visited Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 29, 2017 as a part of a Wolf Pack community outreach event.
0 10/04
2017
U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, meets with Airmen while touring Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 28, 2017. During the three-day visit Rand saw first-hand the current mission capabilities of the Wolf Pack and how its Airmen carry out the missions of defending the base, accepting follow-on forces and taking the fight north. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) AFGSC Commander, Wolf 42 returns to the Pack
During a three-day visit to Kunsan, Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Gen. Robin Rand and 8th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere saw first-hand the current mission capabilities of the Wolf Pack and its Airmen. Rand, a former 8th Fighter Wing commander affectionately known as Wolf 42, reconnected with the base and the mission through visits with Airmen, base leadership, demonstrations displaying current capabilities and a flight in an F-16. Rand started the visit by meeting with the current Wolf Pack class during an all call, where he thanked Airmen for their dedication toward ensuring deterrence to threats and support to the Korean peninsula. He also spoke to the important roles that AFGSC and the Wolf Pack play in supporting one another.
0 10/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, briefs a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. Dunbar visited Kunsan to see how the Airmen from the 115th FW help enhance 8th FW Airmen’s ability to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) Kunsan hosts Wisconsin Governor, adjutant general
The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, visited Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 16, 2017, to show support for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Airmen who are currently deployed to Kunsan.
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen render a salute during the opening ceremony of Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 14, 2017. In the U.S., this day is observed annually on the third Friday in September to honor those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, there are still 82,467 Americans still missing from past conflicts dating back to World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Wolf Pack honors POW/MIA with 24-hour event
U.S. Air Force Airmen render a salute during the opening ceremony of Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 14, 2017. In the U.S., this day is observed annually on the third Friday in September to honor those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. According to
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eugene Travis, 8th Air Maintenance Squadron crew chief, briefs Airman 1st Class Anthony Martinez, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, while participating in the “Job Swap” event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 12, 2017. The week-long event was to give 8th SFS defenders a better look at the assets that they are protecting day in and day out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Cops swap shops: 8th SFS defenders become crew chiefs
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eugene Travis, 8th Air Maintenance Squadron crew chief, briefs Airman 1st Class Anthony Martinez, 8th Security Forces Squadron defender, while participating in the “Job Swap” event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 12, 2017. The week-long event was to give 8th SFS defenders a better look at the assets that they
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the 9/11 Remembrance Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 11, 2017.  The event kicked off at 8:46 a.m., the time that American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into floors 93 to 99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and stopped at 9:59 a.m., the time the South Tower of the WTC collapsed 16 years ago. 8th Fighter Wing First Responders, Airmen climb 110 stories in 9/11 Remembrance
A U.S. Air Force fire engine sits outside dormitory 535 before more than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare to participate in the 9/11 Remembrance Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 11, 2017. The climb honored those who perished while reacting to the terrorist attack that took place on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo
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