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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • Future leaders run with Wolf Pack

    Six U.S. Air Force Academy cadets traveled to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as part of the Operation Air Force program from June 29 to July 12, 2017.Operation Air Force allows cadets to receive a firsthand look at the daily tasks of Airmen who make the mission happen on an operational base as they begin their Air Force journey.“Airmen here