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PRESS RELEASES

  • Runway closure at Kunsan Air Base cause aircraft to land at Gwangju Airport

    A commercial flight from Jeju to Gunsan was diverted to Gwangju at approximately 8:11 a.m., July 27, 2022, due to a closure of the runway at Kunsan Air Base. 군산 기지, 대한 민국 – 제주에서 군산 도착 예정인 민간 항공기가 군산 기지의 활주로 폐쇄로 인하여 7월 27일 오전 8시 11분경 광주 공항으로 회항하였습니다.

  • No hydrazine leak following F-16 emergency landing

    A five-person hydrazine team from Gwangju Air Base confirmed there was no hydrazine leak from an F-16 Fighting Falcon following its emergency landing at Muan Airfield April 7.The F-16 was conducting a routine training flight when it suffered a severe engine malfunction. The pilot executed emergency

  • Kunsan F-16s land safely following in-flight emergency

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing landed safely after one of the aircraft experienced an in-flight emergency at approximately 2:35 p.m. April 7.The pilot experienced a serious engine malfunction during a training flight and proceeded to follow established safety guidelines

  • Kunsan Airman death

    An Airman assigned to the 8th Operations Support Squadron was found dead in the dormitories here this morning."This is a tragic loss for the 8th Fighter Wing and Kunsan Air Base," said Col. Ken Ekman, 8th Fighter Wing commander. "This sadness impacts our entire wing. Today, and over the days and

  • Kunsan Airman death

    A U.S. Air Force master sergeant assigned to the 8th Maintenance Squadron died at approximately 10:30 a.m., June 19. Master Sgt. Eric J. Collins' cause of death is still under investigation, but additional information will be released as it becomes available. "Our deepest condolences go out the

  • Kunsan Airman death

    An Airman assigned to the 8th Force Support Squadron died Friday evening while swimming at an off-base pool. 1st Lt Josh Hovies' cause of death is still under investigation, but additional information will be released as available. "We are extremely saddened by the loss of one of our finest young

  • Vehicle accident

    Two U. S. Air Force Airmen and a Korean cab driver were injured in a vehicle accident off base at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday.One Airman is in critical condition, being treated at Won Kwang Hospital in Iksan. The other is at Gunsan Medical Center, and is in stable condition. The Korean driver