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  • 8 FW DFAC staff fuel the fight

    Morning, noon, or night, the U.S service members and the Korean counterparts are always working hard inside the 8th Fighter Wing dining facility beyond the customer service hours.   The hours might say that they’re only open during the meal hours, however they [WJDTUP8F1] are constantly prepping and cooking the food in order to feed the nearly
  • Wolf Pack superior performers recognized by SecAF, CSAF

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speak with Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, January 29, 2018. Members of the Wolf Pack were recognized as superior performers by Wilson and Goldfein and briefed the senior leaders on the specific mission sets in their respective fields.
  • 80th FS crew chiefs continue the mission

    The crew chiefs and maintainers who work on swing shift to keep the 80th Fighter Squadron mission ready have a saying that reminds them no matter the weather condition, they have a job to do, and they'll do it "better than you."
  • Vipers, Lightning strike Korean Peninsula together for first time

    Exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 is underway across the Korean Peninsula and the Wolf Pack’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, better known as Vipers, play host to the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, at the historic 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
  • MAX THUNDER brings forces together, showcases aerial supremacy

    U.S. and ROK Air Forces conduct flight training during Exercise MAX THUNDER 17, which began April 17, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Max Thunder is part of a continuous exercise program to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces. These exercises highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring
  • Keying in on the front against sexual assault

    Every year in April, a united campaign against sexual assault takes center stage to spread awareness and cultivate a society of prevention.This month, several Air Force bases will hold activities and events that put the spotlight on how airmen can stay engaged and continue to fight this issue.“April is where a variety of things are done to bring
  • Flexibility is still the key to airpower

    Airmen often repeat the phrase, “flexibility is the key to airpower.” I would argue as a service we have forgotten what that means. The phrase was coined from the Italian airpower strategist, Gen. Giulio Douhet, who penned The Command of the Air in the 1920’s. Although many airpower experts will argue his work had some flaws, this phrase is
  • Kunsan dental techs show mission versatility

    Dental airmen from the 8th Medical Operations Squadron perform routine annual exams and construct ear pieces as part of the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Jan. 4 and Jan. 9, 2017. Dental technicians here are responsible for receiving patients, examining records, preparing patients for
  • Day or night, Kunsan postured to respond to any threat

    Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 2, 2016. Pilots from the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons take to the sky's after maintainers prepare aircraft for take off. Conducting aircraft maintenance and
  • Aircrew flight equipment: no masking safety

    While pilots fly at the speed of sound, multi-tasking is in full force, but safety remains a top priority in the skies. Maintenance Airmen make sure each aircraft is ready to fly, but one crew works meticulously behind the scenes to ensure each pilot’s flight equipment is in top working condition.