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Default Air Force Logo 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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2017
Lt. Gen. Jerry “JD” Harris, Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, steps off the bus to shake hands with Col. David “Wolf” Shoemaker, 8th Fighter Wing commander, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 14, 2017. Gen. Harris, the 48th “Wolf” recounted his time as commander of the 8th FW during his visit and toured multiple squadrons around the installation. Visits of this type enable proactive advocacy at the Pentagon regarding issues and best practices specific to the unique mission on the Korean Peninsula and the Wolf Pack’s capabilities which support the overall U.S. Forces Korea mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee) Wolf Pack, demonstrate capabilities to “Wolf 48”
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry “JD” Harris, Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, and Lt. Gen. Brad Shwedo, Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., visited the Wolf Pack to gain a greater
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2017
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Roy Compton, 3rd Bomb Wing veteran and former B-26 navigator, receives a water salute June 30, 2017, during a tour at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Compton served at Kunsan during the Korean War and flew more than 50 missions out of the air base from 1952 to 1953. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor/Released) Korean War Veterans visit Kunsan after 63 years

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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participate in a mass causality exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 19, 2017. The scenario involved a vehicle crash and explosion, which injured 10 USAF personnel and five ROKAF personnel. U.S. and ROK airmen conducted the training to evaluate their ability to communicate and operate through a MASCAL situation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) 8th Medical Group and ROKAF airmen train to save lives
United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participated in a simulated multiple causality exercise April 19, 2017.The exercise was conducted to assess communication and operations between ROKAF and U.S. medical teams during a mass casualty situation.“The communication between
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. River Carson, 8th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, applies his forehead to the auto refractometer as Senior Airman Kiara Warren, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, operates the machine at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 24, 2017. The auto refractometer measures the curvature of the eye and allows a scan to give a baseline prescription for eyes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released Can you see me now? Optometry taking care of Airmen
U.S. Air Force Maj. See Vang, 51st Aerospace Medicine optometry flight commander and Senior Airman Kiara Warren, optometry technician, travel from Osan Air Base to Kunsan Air Base to preform eye exams.
0 4/13
2017
1 year tour with a 10-year vision Commanders lean forward with new vision statement
In Air Force units, a vision statement provides an ideal state of being or existence in the future that is inspiring and empowering. It creates a context for the future of the organization. Following collaboration among all commanders across the wing, the 8th Fighter Wing Commander at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, recently released the wing’s
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2017
Senior Airman Isamar Perez, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, moves an inert munition during the Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 14, 2016. The event consisted of members from the 38th Logistics Squadron, 80th AMU and 35th AMU competing in a timed munitions load. This was the first year the ROK Air Force and U.S. Air Force participated in the event together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released) U.S. and ROKAF airmen faceoff in loadcrew competition
Airmen from the 38th Logistics Squadron, 80th Aircraft Munitions Squadron and 35th AMU participated in a Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 14, 2016. The event had several teams who squared off in a timed munitions load. This was the first year the ROK Air Force and U.S. Air Force competed in
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2016
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