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  • Smoking, the military, and your health

    Substance use and abuse is a major concern to the health, resiliency and readiness of our nation’s military. Among the many products that may be used and lead to addictive behaviors, tobacco stands out for its legality, availability, history with the military, status with Congress and lobbyists and low prices on military installations. Tobacco and the military have a long, entwined history, from Gen. MacArthur and his corncob pipe to Gen. LeMay’s cigars. However, public health studies show us that tobacco has several detrimental effects on our ability to be warfighters.
  • 8th FW tests responders’ mettle in active shooter training event

    The 8th Fighter Wing conducted an active shooter training Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The training event was aimed at measuring the emergency response capabilities of different organizations on base.
  • 7th Air Force commander shares officer development changes with 8th Fighter Wing

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, 7th Air Force commander, visited the 8th Fighter Wing and held an officer all call at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 19, 2019.
  • Osan Airmen typhoon ready

    Disasters come in many forms, shapes and sizes – and one in particular is a large, wrecking ball of severe rainstorms with wind speeds that exceed 74 miles per hour. This adverse weather condition is a tropical cyclone, or typhoon, and annually between June and October, typhoon season makes its waves in the Western North Pacific. For the Osan Air Base and the surrounding Korean Peninsula, being prepared to overcome typhoons while ensuring safety can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany the natural phenomenon. Fortunately, a special team of response and recovery crisis managers and weather forecasters keep the installation’s personnel and assets equipped to survive a storm.
  • MND hosts cultural tour for U.S. service members

    The Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense hosted a three-day Korean culture tour for more than 50 U.S. military personnel, July 9 – July 11. The Korean MND has been organizing tours since 1972, giving numerous opportunities for U.S. military personnel stationed all over the Korean peninsula to learn more about the vast history and unique culture of their host nation.
  • 7th AF vice commander visits Wolf Pack, interviews with PA

    Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 7th Air Force vice commander, visited the 8th Fighter Wing for an orientation tour July 12. During his visit, he shared his thoughts with 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.
  • 8th SFS takes first at PACAF competition

    A team of 8th Security Forces Squadron defenders took first place, during Pacific Air Forces’ Advanced Combat Skills Assessment competition at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 24 to 28. The 8th SFS team competed against 10 teams of PACAF’s top defenders. Over the week, the 11 teams competed in numerous events that challenged the defenders’ mental and physical fortitude including hand-to-hand combatives, marksmanship, range estimation, physical fitness, land navigation and building clearing tactics.
  • President visits troops, North Korea

    For the first time in U.S. presidential history, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, stepped onto North Korean soil, meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un as part of a two-day visit to the Korean peninsula, June 29-30, 2019.Reliving the historic moment, Trump addressed troops charged with maintaining stability in the region from all
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2: Indo-Pacific ‘one team’ mentality

    Pilots, maintainers, joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and support personnel from the Republic of Korea Air Force, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Thai Air Force train alongside their U.S. and British counterparts during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, from June 6-21.
  • New commander takes rein of 51st Fighter Wing

    The 51st Fighter Wing Mustangs welcomed their new commander, U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, and bid farewell to Col. William Betts during a change of command ceremony here, June 18. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony, honored to see the beginning of a new era in the 51 FW’s distinguished history.
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