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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf, 8th Mission Support Group commander, talks to the 8th Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 8, 2017. Col. Zuhlsdorf received command of the 8th MSG from Col. Richard McKee during the ceremony and received the title of “Falcon”. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) New ‘Falcon’ continues Defend the Base, Accept Follow-on Forces missions
Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf accepted command of the 8th Mission Support Group from Col. Richard McKee during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 8, 2017.Col. David Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, oversaw the event and provided his guidance on continuing the successes of the support group. “The Wolf Pack is an
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright shakes hands with an Airman assigned to the 8th Security Forces Squadron as he takes a tour of the squadrons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 6, 2017. 8th SFS showcased their role in the first priority of Wolf Pack’s mission to, “Defend the Base.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) CMSAF reinforces importance of Wolf Pack Airmen in Pacific
The 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, met with Airmen from Kunsan Air Base during his visit to the Pacific theatre June 6, 2017.During the visit Wright took a first-hand look at base operations and infrastructure to learn exactly how the 8th Fighter Wing executes its mission within the U.S. Pacific Air Forces area of
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter Feise, left, Staff Sgt. Shawn Monteer, center, and Senior Airman Peter Evanciew, right, 8th Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew members, remove the tail of a Guided Bomb Unit 31 version 3 during the Combat Ammunition Production Exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 5, 2017. CAPEX allowed Airmen to test their readiness, which is critical in the deterrence of aggression and defending the Republic of Korea. Approximately 350 Airmen from bases across PACAF as well as two Air National Guard units participated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) CAPEX tests Wolf Packs combat readiness
The art of war is a dynamic entity influenced by Airmen who hone their craft and apply it to the battlefield.Within the ammo community, the Combat Ammunition Production Exercise is a canvas they use to enhance their ability to build and produce munitions in support of combat sorties.From June 5-9, munitions teams from across U.S. Pacific Air Forces
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U.S. Air Force firefighters from the Kunsan Air Base 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan Air Base 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, and Republic of Korea Air Force firefighters huddle for a safety briefing during a combined fire training exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 23, 2017. The combined training provided an opportunity for the firefighters to gain experience communicating with each other and work more efficiently in responding to real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) U.S., ROKAF firefighters battle the blaze during fire training
U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan Air Base, and Republic of Korea Air Force firefighters, trained together to help bridge communication gaps and improve their efficiency in responding to real-world scenarios during combined fire training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from Misawa Air Base, Japan sit under sunshades at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 19, 2017. While deployed to Kunsan, the 14th Fighter Squadron have flown joint offensive counter-air, defensive counter-air and suppression of enemy air defenses – the primary capability at Misawa AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)
13th, 14th Fighter Squadrons swap locations
Pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons, assigned to Misawa Air Base, swapped out temporary duty locations after a month spent at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, respectively, May 26, 2017.Due to routine flight line maintenance, planned years in advance, the 35th Fighter Wing has remotely operated
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U.S. Air Force Col. David G. Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 25, 2017. The ceremony highlights the relinquishment of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) A new Wolf leads the Pack
Kunsan welcomed Col. David Shoemaker as the new 8th Fighter Wing commander during a change of command ceremony on May 25, 2017.Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and took the opportunity to welcome Shoemaker as the newest leader of the Wolf Pack, while thanking his family in attendance. He also thanked
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Airmen from the 8th Medical Group carry a simulated patient to a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2017. The purpose of the training was aimed to train medics on loading patients onto a helicopter for dust-off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chelsea Sweatt) Wolf Pack medics participate in joint ‘dust-off’ training
Airmen from the 8th Medical Group participated in joint emergency medical evacuation training with Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion out of Camp Humphreys May 17, 2017.The Soldiers assisted in the transportation of simulated patients utilizing their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to hone joint air medical evacuation
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Wood, a 35th Maintenance Squadron armament technician, works on a clearing solenoid at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 15, 2017. Wood had to completely replace the clearing solenoid because it was damaged beyond repair. This piece of equipment places the round in the clearing cam path of a M61A1 20mm Gatling Gun. Every 18 months they completely break down the M61A1 and rebuild it, repairing or replacing any components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Armament technicians repair F-16 Gatling Gun
Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing, from Misawa Air Base, Japan, traveled to the 8th FW, at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea, to continue operations while the Misawa AB runway undergoes repairs May 15. During this time armament technicians with the 35th and 8th Maintenance Squadrons integrated, allowing Airmen to work side-by-side to continue each
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A Japanese contractor with Nippo Corporation holds down a chalk line to make a mark on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2017. More than 50 contracted workers flooded the flightline Wednesday night to tear up the runway, preparing for more than 48,000 feet of flightline to be repaired during a two-month long project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Misawa runway closes, fighter jets carry on
Routine flight line maintenance resulted in the closure of Misawa Air Base’s runway from mid-May through early July 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies above Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 15, 2017. Six aircraft from the 35th Fighter Squadron departed Kunsan to participate in Buddy Wing 17-4. The exercise enhances interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces for combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) Pantons, ROKAF improve air ops during Buddy Wing 17-4
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron took off from Kunsan on May 15 to support Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, Republic of Korea.The 5-day exercise, which is conducted several times throughout the year, focuses on enhancing flying operations between the U.S. and ROK Air Force.“These exercises give us an opportunity to
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