• AMMO: building bombs, new technicians

    Col. John Gallemore, 8th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Schaefer, 8th Fighter Wing command chief, sign the munition they prepared during an immersion tour with the 8th Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight, Sept. 30, 2021, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Members of the

  • 8th FW jets return from Red Flag-Alaska 21-2

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon lands on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 15, 2021. The last of the 8th Fighter Wing jets returned home after supporting a month-long multinational training event at Red Flag-Alaska 21-2, while practicing Agile Combat Employment tactics. (U.S. Air

  • US, ROK go sky-high for friendship flight

    Col. John Gallemore, 8th Fighter Wing commander and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and Republic of Korea Air Force Col. Do-Hyoung Kim, 38th Fighter Group commander and KF-16 pilot, fly together in formation over the Yellow Sea, June 29, 2021. Gallemore and Kim flew together, constituting the Seventh

  • Maintainers launch airpower during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2

    Airman 1st Class Matthew Wood, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, left, and Senior Airman Kodi Vigil, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, pose for a photo during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field

  • F-16s soar during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2021. RF-A is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise designed to provide U.S. and allied forces realistic air combat training for which enhances joint and bilateral

  • Wolf 2 passes 2,000 flying hour milestone

    Col. David “Wolf II” Ross, 8th Fighter Wing vice commander, flashes the 80th Fighter Squadron’s ‘crush ‘em’ sign in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 16, 2021. Ross recently passed 2,000 flying hours, primarily in the F-16, T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon. (U.S. Air

  • Juvats sweep crew chief, jammer, load crew competition

    8th Maintenance Group Airmen pose for a photo during the 8th MXG's first quarter weapons load crew competition at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 3, 2021. Staff Sgt. Matthew Banks, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team chief, Senior Airman Quentin Gonzalez, 80th AMU load crew

  • Wolf 51 runs with Wolf Pack

    Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus, 7th Air Force commander, performs a preflight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon with Senior Airman Mequail Fridge, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 1, 2021. During his visit, Pleus held a mentorship

  • Wolf Pack turns jets during routine training event

    Staff Sgt. Samill Harkness, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, tightens bolts while turning jets at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 23, 2021. During a routine training event, F-16 Fighting Falcons landed and quickly refueled before taking off for another sortie. (U.S. Air

  • Wolf Pack F-16s take off at dawn

    An 8th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 24, 2021. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can reach top