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  • Weather it’s rain, sleet or snow USAF-ROKAF team keeps the watch

    Protecting military assets is important to all jobs in the Air Force, and one career field takes it a step further in trying to predict the future. While not always 100 percent accurate, the 8th Operations Support Squadron weather team is able to forecast different weather conditions in advance, which is critical for the flying operations here. The close relationship U.S. weather Airmen maintain with their Republic of Korea Air Force counterparts is key to getting jets off the ground.
  • Kunsan Leader awarded 2019 Federal Engineer of the Year

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin “Devil 2” Delorit, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy commander, was selected as the 2019 NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year at the 40th Annual FEYA Banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2019.
  • Sustaining the Pack: Kunsan becomes first overseas base to migrate to cloud email

    The United State Air Force’s role in the Department of Defense is to secure and maintain superiority in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. Kunsan Air Base took a giant step in February to ensure it maintains that superiority and has the best technology to support the mission.
  • 8th FW leaders conduct housing review

    At the direction of the Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein installation leaders worldwide are conducting a 100 percent review of the safety and health of military family housing before March 1. Wilson and Goldfein made the decision after Senate Armed Services Committee and media reports claimed that the military’s privatized housing conditions “are not acceptable.”
  • Cobra Gold 19: USAF executes full-spectrum readiness exercise, advancing Indo-Pacific partnerships

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing, based out of Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participated in the 38th iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 with the Royal Thai Air Force's Wing 1, at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base from Feb. 12 to 23. Hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces, Cobra Gold 19 is comprised of multi-national, bi-lateral combined task force events designed to maintain readiness and increase combined-joint-force capabilities in planning and executing operations. Twenty-nine nations participated in varying capacities, making Cobra Gold one of the largest international exercises this year.
  • Kunsan Airman first U.S. active duty grandson to return Japanese battle flag

    The values of family, heritage and honor are central to the Air Force, and highly valued in many cultures. For Senior Master Sgt. William Lowell Armstrong, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight superintendent, traveling to Japan to personally return a Japanese battle flag handed down through his family was the ultimate expression of these three things.
  • Cobra Gold 19: Pilot's best friend

    On a flight line shrouded in a constant haze and tortured by Thailand’s relentless sun, the sounds of jet engines and jungle birds fill the ears of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Davis, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief; a best friend to any 35th Fighter Squadron pilot who puts their trust in crew chiefs like Davis every time they fly.
  • 8th FW logistics Airman has smashing wrestling alter-ego

    Every Airman in the Air Force has a hobby. Some people are more animated than others when it comes to their pastimes, and in this case, an 8th Fighter Wing Airman definitely has most people beat.
  • Cobra Gold 19: 35th FS Pantons launch into CG 19, historic redeployment to Thai base

    The 35th Fighter Squadron departed on Feb. 6, and the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron departed on Feb. 7 to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 19 in a historic redeployment to Korat Royal Thai AB, Thailand. Cobra Gold is the largest military exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. This year will be 38th iteration of the exercise, hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces. The exercise is a longstanding representation of friendship between the Thai and American people.
  • 8th MDOS polishes readiness with 3-D tech

    For some, going to the dentist can be straight out of a horror movie, with a doctor poking and scraping at their teeth, using loud drills and blinding lights. However, the 8th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Flight ensures all Kunsan service members have the brightest smile and best teeth with efficiency, comfort, and new technology to facilitate a quick return to duty after procedures.
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