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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron perform maintenance by extending and flipping the barrier tape on the aircraft arresting system at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 9, 2017. The nylon tape that is used has a lifespan of approximately four years, but needs to be flipped every two years due to normal wear and tear. Civil Engineers perform this maintenance to prevent the tape from improperly snapping and potentially causing severe damage to the aircraft in the event of an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) Kunsan Airmen break barriers by repairing them
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron perform maintenance by extending and flipping the barrier tape on the aircraft arresting system at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 9, 2017. The nylon tape that is used has a lifespan of approximately four years, but needs to be flipped every two years due to normal wear and
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Ausel, 115th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard, watches as four F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi down the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2017. The 115th Fighter Wing participated in a regularly-scheduled operational readiness exercise, Beverly Pack 17-3, as part of a Theater Security Package deployment to Kunsan. Pacific Air Forces TSPs signify a continued commitment to regional stability and security, while allowing units to train in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released) The Wolfpack wrestles Beverly Pack 17-3
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing and the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, who are deployed as part of a Theater Security Package, conducted a regularly-scheduled exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 21 to 25, 2017. The installation-wide exercise was a part of the wing commanders’ inspection program to test the operational readiness and ability to rapidly respond to U.S. Forces Korea commander requirements to defend the Korean Peninsula in the event of a contingency operation.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, addresses participants during the Leadership Behavior DNA workshop at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sep. 1, 2017. The workshop, hosted by the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence, allowed participants to learn about the different traits and factors involved with interpersonal communications and leadership decision-making. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker) PACE workshop with Wolf Pack Leaders
The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence conducted a Leadership Behavior DNA workshop at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sep. 1, 2017. Leadership teams from different organizations around Kunsan were given the opportunity to develop their interpersonal communication and decision-making skills by taking part in the workshop. The participants
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Mayor Moon Dong-shin, Gunsan City Mayor, speaks at City Hall during an immersion tour in Gunsan City, Republic of Korea, Aug. 28, 2017. The tour offered a chance for Airmen and leadership assigned to Kunsan Air Base to engage the community as well as learn about upcoming city developments and priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) Gunsan City Immersion Tour
U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in a Gunsan City immersion tour on August 28, 2017. During the tour Airman ate a traditional bibimbap meal and experienced the history and heritage of South Korea at the Gunsan Modern History Museum. The tour aimed to strengthen the bonds and partnership between the Wolf Pack and the city of Gunsan while offering a chance for Airmen and leadership assigned to Kunsan Air Base to engage the community as well as learn about upcoming city developments and priorities.
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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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gRAPHIC Ulchi Freedom Guardian kicks off
The Republic of Korea and the United States Combined Forces Command kicked off the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise on August 21, 2017, throughout the southern Korean Peninsula.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, practice identifying unexploded ordinance during a wing training day at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017. The event, hosted by the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, taught Airmen vital skills in the event of an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee) 8th Fighter Wing conducts training day
The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight hosted a wing training day that focused on Ability to Survive and Operate training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2017.
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Lt. Gen. Jerry “JD” Harris, Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, steps off the bus to shake hands with Col. David “Wolf” Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 14, 2017. Gen. Harris, the 48th “Wolf” recounted his time as commander of the 8th FW during his visit and toured multiple squadrons around the installation. Visits of this type enable proactive advocacy at the Pentagon regarding issues and best practices specific to the unique mission on the Korean Peninsula and the Wolf Pack’s capabilities which support the overall U.S. Forces Korea mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee) Wolf Pack, demonstrate capabilities to “Wolf 48”
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry “JD” Harris, Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, and Lt. Gen. Brad Shwedo, Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., visited the Wolf Pack to gain a greater
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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/released) FARP Exercise Demonstrates 2CAB Readiness and Operational Reach
Soldiers with the U.S. Army E Forward Support Company, 4-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted Forward Arming and Refueling Point training in support of over-water, joint and multinational training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea on Aug. 7, 2017 demonstrating the readiness, integration, and capabilities of
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Kimberly Tipton, Remotec instructor, troubleshoots an Air Force Medium Sized Robot at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 10, 2017. Remotec, which supplies and maintains AFMSRs and other robots for the Air Force, is a company based in Clinton, Tenn. specializing in mobile robot systems for hazardous-duty operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) The force behind the machines: 8th CES EOD receives maintenance, operational training
"The machine is only as smart as its operator,” said U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Travis Finborg, 8th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal logistics section chief.This week, 15 Airmen assigned to the explosive ordinance disposal flight from both Osan Air Base and Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea took the opportunity to train with
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