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  • 7th Air Force celebrates Air Force 71st Birthday

    Seventh Air Force hosted a ball in celebration of the 71st Air Force Birthday at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 15, 2018. The 51st Fighter Wing, located at Osan, and the 8th Fighter Wing, located at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, as well as staff from 7th Air Force and multiple detachments all gathered for an evening of socializing, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, a traditional piano-burn, and more.
  • Kunsan crushes 2018 AFAF campaign goal

    The 8th Fighter Wing launched its Air Force Assistance Fund campaign March 26, and AFAF officials recently announced the results of the donations.The 8th Fighter Wing collectively raised a total of $41,975.81, surpassing the wing’s overall goal of $37,174 by 113 percent.The AFAF focuses on four charities: the Air Force Aid Society, the General and
  • Kunsan’s defenders honor the fallen during National Police Week

    The 8th Security Forces Squadron held a number of events in honor of the U.S. nationally recognized Police Week 13 – 19 May.  Police week first began in 1962, established by President John F. Kennedy to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.“This gives us all who are currently serving a chance to
  • Wolf Pack tests combat capabilities in large force employment drill

    The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a large force employmentdrill in which the35th and 80th launched more than 20 aircraft to test itsability to conductcombat operations with a large number of aircraft in theair on November 17,2017. The 8th FW regularly train using these proceduresgiving the pilots,maintainers and supporting personnel the opportunity
  • We Go Together: USAF, ROKAF strengthen relationship with Buddy Wing

    If called upon to take the fight north, the Wolf Pack would not go it alone. As a part of a combined force, the U.S. and Republic of Korea air forces on the peninsula would need to execute combat operations as a singular and fluid force. Because of this, they practice together to remain proficient in their deadly mission, should they ever be called
  • Kunsan hosts 7th AF vice commander

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Lansing Pilch, Seventh Air Force vice commander, shakes the hands of Defenders from the 8th Security Forces Squadron following an air base defense demonstration at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 23, 2017. Throughout the visit, Pilch met with base leadership and Airmen from across the base to better understand the
  • A new Wolf leads the Pack

    Kunsan welcomed Col. David Shoemaker as the new 8th Fighter Wing commander during a change of command ceremony on May 25, 2017.Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and took the opportunity to welcome Shoemaker as the newest leader of the Wolf Pack, while thanking his family in attendance. He also thanked
  • Kunsan tests readiness with exercise BP 17-2

    Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing respond to different scenarios and test their proficiency during Beverly Pack 17-2, a no-notice training exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, that started March 6, 2017. The exercise was conducted to increase U.S. combat readiness and ultimately enhance the U.S. commitment to maintaining peace in the
  • Before takeoff: An inside look at armament

    Airmen with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit go through the process of loading munitions on to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 30, 2016. Members of the 35th AMU are responsible for safely loading, unloading, and properly positioning munitions onto F-16s.
  • 8th Fighter Wing hosts combined special operations exercise

    The 353rd Special Operations Group conducted a joint, combined exchange at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea from Oct. 13-26, 2016. Members from 320th Special Tactics Squadron and 1st Special Operations Squadron worked with the Republic of Korea (ROK) 255th Special Operations Squadron to enhance U.S. and ROK Air Force Special Operations Forces' ability to conduct infiltration methods, Jump Clearing Team (JCT) operations, airfield establishment, aircraft control and Close Air Support (CAS) familiarization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)