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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, uses hand signals to communicate during Red Flag-Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 2, 2017. RF-A provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific region and focuses on improving ground, space and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Rosales) 8th Fighter Wing participates in Red Flag-Alaska
RED FLAG-ALASKA is a training exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lisa Slater, 8th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control training NCO in-charge, views a display screen showing aircraft in the surrounding airspace at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 2, 2017. 8th FW RAPCON “cave trolls” ensure safe, efficient air-traffic flow
Tucked away beside the Air Traffic Control tower, resides a windowless room occupied by Airmen assigned to the 8th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control flight whose responsibility it is to maintain the safe and efficient flow of inbound and outbound aircraft at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons, or more commonly known as Vipers, assigned to the 176th Fighter Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard taxi at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 8, 2017. 176th Fighter Squadron begins arrival at Kunsan
The 176th started a four-month rotation at Kunsan as a part of a U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ Theater Security Package deployment, which serves as a means to ensure continued commitment to U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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U.S. Army Spc. Justin Maurer Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment patriot missile operator and maintainer, guides a fork lift while maneuvering dummy munitions on a patriot missile system at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2017. Maurer took part in a week-long field training exercise that included proper 24-hour manning and changeover for crew operations, Patriot Launcher reloads, and Operational Readiness Evaluations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released). 2-1 ADA conducts FTX
U.S. Army Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted a week-long Battalion Field Training Exercise at Kunsan Air Base on July 23. Members of A/2-1 trained on operation, manning, sustainment, and employment of the Patriot Weapons system.Like any weapon system, once fired, the Patriot missile system must be reloaded.
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A four ship of F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard over Wisconsin's capital city of Madison October 18th, 2008.  In flight lead is aircraft 87-278 with a unique tail flash that was designed to celebrate the unit's 60th Anniversary.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)  (RELEASED) Wisconsin Air National Guard 176th Fighter Squadron prepares for Kunsan deployment
Approximately, 200 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 176th Fighter Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard are set to deploy to Kunsan Air Base, Korea for a 4-month rotation. The aircraft and personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kunsan in August.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher Struve, 8th Operations Group commander, speaks to the 8th Fighter Wing during an assumption of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 31, 2017. Struve took command of the 8th OG and, upon assuming the position, received the title of “Viper.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) A new Viper, ready to strike
U.S. Air Force Col. Kristopher Struve assumed command of the 8th Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony July 31, 2017. Col. David Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, presided over the ceremony, and took the opportunity to welcome Struve as the new “Viper” and underscore the accomplishments of the 8th OG Airmen.“Under the
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An 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon flies in the skies above Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The 80th will take part in Red Flag Alaska over course of several days. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales) 80th Fighter Squadron arrives for Red Flag-Alaska 17-3
Members of the 80th Fighter Squadron arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 today. Over the next two weeks, the 80th FS will train to defend against surface-to-air and air-to-air threats, including those provided by an Aggressor unit stationed at Eielson AFB, and work with U.S. and international forces to
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Republic of Korea Air Force members watch as 8th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management flight Airmen perform tests to identify an unknown substance in a training scenario at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 21, 2017. The training gave members a better understanding of hazardous material response equipment and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/ Released) ROKAF integrate with HAZMAT response team
Republic of Korea Air Force members watch as 8th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management flight Airmen perform tests to identify an unknown substance in a training scenario at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 21, 2017. The training gave members a better understanding of hazardous material response equipment and
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Republic of Korea Air Force Col. Cha, Jun Seon, center left, 38th Fighter Group commander, poses with 8th Fighter Wing leadership at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, July 18, 2017. Cha took part in an immersion program that integrates U.S. and ROKAF leadership and strengthens our ability to conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) ROKAF increases interoperability with Wolf Pack
Republic of Korea Air Force Col. Cha, Jun Seon, center left, 38th Fighter Group commander, poses with 8th Fighter Wing leadership at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, July 18, 2017. Cha took part in an immersion program that integrates U.S. and ROKAF leadership and strengthens our ability to conduct joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Samantha Jones, 8th Operation Support Squadron airfield operations officer, briefs Christina Olds, daughter of Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, during a tour at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 14, 2017. Olds visited Kunsan as part of a celebration to honor her father’s legacy at Kunsan and to celebrate his 95th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) Kunsan celebrates Fighter Ace Robin Olds 95th birthday
He was a former all-American football player at West Point, the husband of movie star, Ella Raines, and sported a meticulously waxed handlebar mustache. Larger than life, and etched in Air Force heritage, he was Brig. Gen. Robin Olds.However, these reasons are not why Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea,
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