• A different type of defender

    Certain individuals are a nuisance to the flight line and the operations conducted there. They congregate around the runway and can cause thousands of dollars in damage to aircraft if left unmanaged. This troublesome group isn’t the typical adversary: they are birds. Master Sgt. Theodore Muto, 8th Fighter Wing flight safety manager, and the Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard group, also known as BASH, help control the population of birds and other animals around the flight line using a variety of methods.
  • Pursuing a healthy dialogue and stigmatizing rape culture

    As service members, we receive a number of mandatory sexual harassment and assault awareness briefings each year. These briefings address an array of topics, but I would like service members to be given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what constitutes rape culture.
  • Wolf Pack Takes Flight

    The 8th Fighter Wing conducts both day and night flying operations on a routine basis to hone their skills.
  • Seventh Air Force reflects on its Pearl Harbor sacrifices 77 years later

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- For American service members at Pearl Harbor, the humming of engines in the early morning of December 7, 1941 was something they’d heard many times before as the Hawaiian Air Force conducted routine flying operations, but in one horrifying instant, their reality became clear.
  • 8th CES educate students on fire safety

    The Korean Christian International School visited 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire house and met with both Korean and American firefighters. The students had a chance to tour the fire station and learn more about being a firefighter.
  • 8 FW brightens up Kunsan with tree lighting ceremony

    The 8th Fighter Wing chapel hosted a small event for the Wolf Pack and the Republic of Korea Air Force’s 38th Fighter Group to kick off the holiday season.
  • 7th AF, 8 FW leaders serve Thanksgiving

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander ,his wife, Cynthia, and other members of Seventh Air Force leadership joined 8th fighter Wing leadership as they prepared and served a Thanksgiving meal to Airmen.
  • Top dog: MWD Ooyvey safeguards Wolf Pack

    Military Working Dogs train on several important aspects of protecting U.S. Air Force assets and personnel The training includes substance detection, which teaches MWDs to seek out and detect explosives, narcotics and other various substances. Additionally, MWDs are highly trained on phases of controlled aggression, which consist of field interviews, pursuit and attacks, search and escorts, search and re-attacks, and stand-offs. Obedience training helps MWDs familiarize with commands from their handlers, as well as teach discipline and attention in preparation for operational obstacles.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission. Even though service members who deploy are medically ready, both physically and mentally, the rigors of deployment can take a toll.
  • Buddy Squadron enhances USAF-ROKAF alliance

    For more than 20 years, the Republic of Korea Air Force – U.S. Air Force alliance has built trust and competency by participating in a joint training event that both nations benefit from annually.