The men and women of 7th Air Force and Air Component Command are privileged to serve in Korea as a key part of a proud and powerful joint/combined team. The mission of 7th Air Force is exciting, challenging and clear... deter, protect and defend the Republic of Korea from attack from North Korea. 7th Air Force provides "ready to fight tonight" air power - precise, intense, and overwhelming; whenever and wherever needed.
51st Fighter Wing Osan Air Base, located just 48 miles south of the Korean DMZ, is home to the "Mustangs" of the 51st Fighter Wing and 24 tenant units, including 7th Air Force. As the most forward deployed permanently-based wing in the Air Force, the 51st Fighter Wing is charged with providing mission ready Airmen to execute combat operations and receive follow-on forces. Our wing with its 24 PAA, F-16 and A-10 squadrons, along with a C-12 airlift flight and a myriad of base support agencies conducts the full spectrum of missions providing for the defense of the Republic of Korea.
8th Fighter Wing
Kunsan AB is located on the western side of the South Korean peninsula bordered by the yellow sea. It is approximately 150 miles south of Seoul. The base is named after Gunsan City, a port town seven and a half miles east of the installation, with population of approximately 300,000 people. Kunsan AB is home to the 8th Fighter Wing made up of two F-16 fighter squadrons, the 35th Fighter Squadron, and the 80th Fighter Squadron. Many interesting sites, to include temples and historical landmarks are within an easy driving distance.