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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  May 16, 2007 -- Staff Sgt. John Kim, 8th Maintenance Group, explains to Republic of Korea air force members the challenges 8th Fighter Wing weapons maintainers face during advanced medium range air-to-air, or AMRAAM 120 (seen below) operations May 16. Members of the ROKAF 19th Air Base toured the 35th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit to gain a better understanding of F-16 maintenance and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Darnell Cannady)                              ‘Pantons’ show F-16 operations to ROKAF pilots, maintainers
Pilots and maintainers assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" and Aircraft Maintenance Unit here hosted members of the Republic of Korea air force in an effort to improve that country's F-16 operations May 16.   The Korean maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers, together with KF-16 pilots, were given an in-depth briefing on how
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GUNSAN CITY, Republic of Korea  May 11, 2007 -- Senior Airman Andrea Smith (back, left) passes books to Senior Airman Kevin Alvarado during the Airmen Committed to Excellence-sponsored "Wolf Pack Paperback" English book drive May 11. The second-annual event raised more than 475 books for Gunsan City residents in an effort to help them hone their English skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steven Doty) English books give Gunsan citizens something to read about
The 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack's" junior-enlisted Airmen did their part to support the Gunsan City community when they donated more than 475 English language books to a local city library May 11 after a wing-wide book drive that ran from April 2 thru May 4.   Known as the second-annual "Wolf Pack Paperback" English book drive, the Airmen Committed
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Default Air Force Logo Kunsan Airmen remember fallen comrade
Members of the 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" came together at the base chapel for a memorial service remembering the spirit, impact and friendship of a fallen Airman May 14.   The 45-minute service was held for 15-year Air Force veteran Tech. Sgt. Michael Cook, a member assigned to the 8th Communications Squadron who died in his dormitory room May
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GUNSAN CITY, Republic of Korea  May 10, 2007 -- Col. Jeff "Wolf" Lofgren, 8th Fighter Wing commander (right) and Gunsan City mayor Moon, Dong Shin shake hands during a farewell dinner May 10. Colonel Lofgren was also named an honorary citizen of Gunsan City for his "contribution to the development of Gunsan," according to the awards plaque. The 8th FW commander was joined by the unit's group commanders, where they were each recognized for their service to the community. (Courtesy photo) Mayor, Gunsan City officials recognize outgoing leadership
Just like a good neighbor who gives a send off to those moving away from their neighborhood, Gunsan City mayor Moon, Dong Shin and other leaders recognized current 8th Fighter Wing leadership May 10 for their commitment to the community.   The evening dinner, hosted by members of the Korean American Friendship Council, gave way to praises and warm
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Default Air Force Logo Logisticians intramural volleyball champions
With a chance to go undefeated, the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron lost their first match, but kept their focus in the second, defeating the 8th Communications Squadron 25-18 and 25-16 during the 2007 base intramural volleyball championship May 11.   The communicator's fates were sealed when LRS setter Bryan Brewer passed the ball to blocker Jeff
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Master Sgt. Michael Fisher from the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was selected as the 8th Fighter Wing Pride of the Pack for the week of May 14. He oversees the daily maintenance operations of both the 35th and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Units and end-of-runway operations. He also coordinates with agencies on projects that deal with new construction or existing upgrades to facilities that are on the Flight Line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Darnell Cannady.)  Pride of the Pack: Master Sgt. Michael Fisher
Master Sgt. Michael Fisher from the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was selected as the 8th Fighter Wing Pride of the Pack for the week of May 14. Each week the 8th Fighter Wing commander recognizes one member of the Wolf Pack by awarding them with a Pride of the Pack certificate for their stellar commitment to excellence and superior mission
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Default Air Force Logo PBD-720 allows groups to merge precious resources
Kunsan squadrons are merging their commander's support staff as part of Air Force Smart Operations-21 initiatives to overcome manning cuts directed by Presidential Budget Directive, or PBD-720.   Squadrons across the 8th Fighter Wing, under the planned cuts, are merging, and in some cases, have merged their collective information managers and
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Default Air Force Logo Kunsan Airman found dead identified
An Airman found dead in his dorm room May 8 has been identified.   Tech. Sgt. Michael Cook, 8th Communications Squadron, was found by members of his unit after he failed to report to duty the morning of May 8.   The active-duty non-commissioned officer's death is currently under investigation. Members of the 8th Security Forces Squadron and the Air
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KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  May 7, 2007 -- Staff Sgt. Daniel Romero, 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron electronic warfare journeyman, sets up a test box on the tail of an 8th Fighter Wing F-16 May 7 during a Combat Shield electronic warfare systems diagnostic. Combat Shield is primarily responsible for assisting wing commanders in determining a unit's level of electronic warfare readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Collier)                     'Combat Shield' helps Wolf Pack reinforce electronic warfare capabilities
The 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" initiated Combat Shield May 7 as part of the wing's ability to maintain a constant deterrent against North Korean aggression.  Combat Shield, an electronic warfare assessment program hosted by the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., primarily assists wing commanders in determining a
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Default Air Force Logo Kunsan Airman found dead in dormitory
A technical sergeant with the 8th Communications Squadron was found dead in their dorm room, building 522 May 8.  The Airman's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.  Air Force officials are investigating the incident.
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