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Default Air Force Logo 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,
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Senior Airman Nicholas Appenzeller, 8th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, performs maintenance on a bomb lift at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 10, 2015. The AGE flight maintains more than 600 pieces of equipment across the base valued at $15 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) AGE flight keeps planes flying
As critical as the mission is for the Wolf Pack to maintain air superiority, it's also important for the 8th Maintenance Squadron's Aerospace Ground Equipment flight to ensure equipment is ready to support daily maintenance operations that keep aircraft flying.While F-16 Fighting Falcons take the fight north, the AGE flight maintains more than 600
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Senior Airman Jennifer Cook, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental journeyman, drains a liquid oxygen cart at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 29, 2015. The electrical and environmental section consists of 15 Airmen who are responsible for the repair and maintenance of 39 aircraft parts valued at $256K, including aircraft batteries and liquid oxygen converters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Accessories flight helps take the fight north
There are certain accessories required to keep drivers safe, such as air bags, seatbelts, defrosters and windshield wipers. Along with automobiles, aircraft also require an assortment of accessories to assist pilots as they navigate. To keep pilots safe, Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Squadron accessories flight work to provide timely and
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2015
Staff. Sgt. Elizabeth Dietrick, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspection section team member, stands ready to perform her duties as a leader of 8 Airmen at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 9, 2015. Dietrick works with a team of Airmen during phase inspections to take an in-depth look at aircraft before and after flight. Phase inspections are performed on aircraft every 400 flight hours and involve procedural maintenance actions that require robust attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) F-16 maintenance: the down and dirty perspective
Growing up with a passion for mechanics, one Airman likes to get her hands dirty, turn wrenches and troubleshoot broken machinery.In a career field predominantly filled by men, Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Dietrick, 8th Maintenance Squadron inspection team member, doesn't consider her career decision unusual."I always loved going through the mechanical
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Senior Airman George Gonzales, 8th Maintenance Squadron electronics warfare technician, leg presses 200 pounds at the Kunsan Fitness Center, Republic of Korea, June 12, 2015. The 8th Medical Operations Squadron health promotions office offers strength training 101, a class that teaches Airmen the basics of incorporating effective strength training exercises in their personal fitness program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen/Released) Strength training 101: HAWC classes help improve fitness
Being ready to "fight tonight" is a message that resonates with every Airman at the 8th Fighter Wing. For decades, Kunsan AB has upheld a long tradition of excellence; one key aspect to the Wolf Pack's mission readiness is being fit to fight.The 8th Medical Operations Squadron's health promotions office supports the Wolf Pack's combat-ready Airmen
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8th Medical Group. MERS Advisory
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus, a virus believed to have originated in the Middle East and spread to the Republic of Korea, has not infected members of the Gunsan community at this time, and there are currently no travel restrictions for 8th Fighter Wing personnel.Commonly known as MERS-CoV, this is a viral respiratory illness
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2015
Chief Master Sgt. Lee Barr, 8th Fighter Wing command chief, holds an American flag folded by the 8th FW honor guard as part of his retirement ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 12, 2015. Barr spent 22 years in the security forces career field while supporting and deploying in Operations Desert Shield and Storm, Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom and Odyssey Dawn. He will have served in the Air Force for 30 years when he retires in November. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry/Released) Epitomizing resilience: Wolf Chief 17 retires after 30 years of service
From a farm in South Carolina to the coastal plains of South Korea, 8th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Lee "Wolf Chief" Barr prepares to close the final chapter of his Air Force career.Barr's retirement ceremony was held May 12, 2015 at Kunsan Air Base; however, he plans to have his retirement medal pinned in front of his wife and children
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Senior Airman Sarah McDermott, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner, interacts with Col. Ken “Wolf” Ekman, 8th Fighter Wing commander, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 25, 2015. McDermott showed Wolf how she contributes to the Wolf Pack mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry/Released) Wolf Pack at Work: Senior Airman Sarah McDermott, 8th LRS
Wolf Pack at Work: Senior Airman Sarah McDermott, 8th LRSJob Title: 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics plannerJob Description: As a logistics planner stationed at Kunsan Air Base, I am responsible for support agreements, memoranda of agreement, memoranda of understanding and memoranda of understanding international within the wing. Support
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2015
Chief Master Sgt. Lee “Wolf Chief” Barr, 8th Fighter Wing command chief, hammers nails to secure the retaining walls together for “Wolf Pack Garden” in front of the Sonlight Inn, March 14, 2015, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The garden is part of a community initiative to promote healthy living for Wolf Pack Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. George Maddon/Released) Wolf Pack Garden promotes healthy living
As part of a Department of Defense effort to develop a way for installations to have access to healthy foods, Wolf Pack members are spending the next several months constructing a community garden in front of the Sonlight Inn.To help promote healthy living, the Air Force adopted the Military Nutrition Environment Assessment Tool, program in early
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2015
Tech. Sgt. Molly Callen, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team lead, dons the Med-Eng EOD-9 bomb suit March 20, 2015 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. As an EOD technician, Callen is trained to deactivate improvised explosive devices and to inspect unexploded ordnances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox/Released) She-Wolf of the Day: TSgt Molly Callen
In late 2008, after returning home from a deployment, she was diagnosed with cancer."I was very blessed to have already found the love of my life," said Tech. Sgt. Molly Callen, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team lead. "Without my husband, I don't know how I would have handled the news."The next year would be the most
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