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The 8th Operations Group is the backbone of the 8th Fighter Wing, providing the aircrews who fly the wing's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The 8th OG is comprised of the 35th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Squadron and the 8th Operations Support Squadron.
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Seth Padget, 80th Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 13, 2022. The F-16 can fly more than 1,000 miles in distance and is capable of flying at twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shannon Braaten)
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