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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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