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U.S. Air Force Budget Overview graphic cover Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition
The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. [media:23:left:medium]
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Members from the United Service Organizations based at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea pose for a photo with the 8th Communications Squadron, Jan. 26, 2018. Due to Kunsan being a true remote tour,  the USO  from Osan visit once a month providing care packages to U.S. service members to show their support.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) USO shows The Wolfpack will not be forgotten
The United Service Organizations team from Osan Air Base visited the men and women stationed here to deliver care packages Jan. 25. The USO team handed out over 1,200 care packages at different locations throughout the base, starting at the dining facility and ending with a visit to the ammunitions flight. The team, along with volunteer Airmen from
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Winners of the 8th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards pose for a photo during the "Night of the Stars" banquet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 9, 2018. The winners were selected at the top performers in their respective categories for the 2017 calendar year. 8th Fighter Wing reveal 2017 annual award winners
The 8th Fighter Wing’s “The Night of the Stars” annual awards ceremony acknowledged military members, civilians, groups and volunteers who have exhibited excellence in their roles around base throughout the year. The ceremony commenced here on February 9, 2018. The accomplishments of those recognized demonstrate expertise, leadership and commitment across the full breadth of the support we provide to the Republic of Korea, United States Pacific Air Forces, and the Air Force mission. All accomplishments were enabled by the hard work and support of their Wingmen and leaders.
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An Airman assigned to the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron operates a snow plow to clear the runway at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 11, 2018 and ensure the continuation of flight operations. During the second week of January more snow accumulated at Kunsan than in all of 2017, requiring snow removal teams to conduct 24-hour operations to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor) 8th Fighter Wing CE forms team, tackles snow
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron “Juvats” returned home from temporary deployment in Singapore in support of Commando Sling, February 6, 2018; however, leaving for the training exercise was a bigger task than they anticipated. Prior to the Juvats’ departure window on January 12, more snow accumulated within a 36-hour period than in the entire previous year. The metrological dilemma sent the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron ‘Dirt Boys’ into overdrive to enable continued aircraft launch and recover operations on the flightline. During this time, crews at Kunsan worked diligently to stay on top of the weather and transitioned into 24-hour snow-removal operations.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein pose for a group photo with Airmen and senior leadership from the 8th Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, January 29, 2018. Members of the Wolf Pack were recognized as superior performers by Wilson and Goldfein and briefed the senior leaders on the specific mission sets in their respective fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) Wolf Pack superior performers recognized by SecAF, CSAF
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speak with Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, January 29, 2018. Members of the Wolf Pack were recognized as superior performers by Wilson and Goldfein and briefed the senior leaders on the specific mission sets in their respective fields.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Rose and Senior Airman David Botterill, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepare to load an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an aircraft generation exercise. Members of load crews precisely and promptly loaded over ten aircraft in under 12 hours confirming the Airmen’s abilities to proficiently carry out a concept of operations. Aircraft generations are simulated on a regular basis to confirm the Wolf Pack’s capability maintain mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Josh Rosales) 8AMXS Generation Exercise
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Rose and Senior Airman David Botterill, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepare to load an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an aircraft generation exercise. Members of load crews precisely and promptly loaded over ten aircraft in under 12 hours confirming the Airmen’s abilities to
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TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Take command: Urgent care now easier to access
As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, presents Republic of Korea Col. Jun-sun Cha, outgoing 38th Fighter Group commander “Thor”, with a parting gift following the change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, RoK, Jan. 17, 2018.  Cha recognized the 8th FW in his farewell speech noting that “we are one team,” and the partnership between the two groups is something he will remember most. (Courtesy photo) ROKAF 38th FG changes command
Kunsan welcomed Republic of Korea Air Force Col. Jae-Gyun Jeon as the new 38th Fighter Group commander during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Horne and Senior Airman Isiah Bishop, 80th Fighter Squadron crew chiefs, change a left main-tire Jan. 10, 2018, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The crew chiefs and maintainers who work on swing shift to keep the 80th Fighter Squadron mission ready have a saying that reminds them no matter the weather condition, they have a job to do, and they'll “do it better than you." (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) 80th FS crew chiefs continue the mission
The crew chiefs and maintainers who work on swing shift to keep the 80th Fighter Squadron mission ready have a saying that reminds them no matter the weather condition, they have a job to do, and they'll do it "better than you."
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
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