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  • Managing the battlefield, JTACs captialize on A-10 Capabilities

    U.S. Air Force JTACs are a part of specialized teams called Tactical Air Control Party, who along with other supporting personnel, have the responsibility of calling in airstrikes on the right targets when and where needed. These Airmen are often imbedded with U.S. Army and Marine units on the frontline.
  • Cobra Gold 19: USAF executes full-spectrum readiness exercise, advancing Indo-Pacific partnerships

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing, based out of Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participated in the 38th iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 with the Royal Thai Air Force's Wing 1, at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base from Feb. 12 to 23. Hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces, Cobra Gold 19 is comprised of multi-national, bi-lateral combined task force events designed to maintain readiness and increase combined-joint-force capabilities in planning and executing operations. Twenty-nine nations participated in varying capacities, making Cobra Gold one of the largest international exercises this year.
  • Kunsan Airman first U.S. active duty grandson to return Japanese battle flag

    The values of family, heritage and honor are central to the Air Force, and highly valued in many cultures. For Senior Master Sgt. William Lowell Armstrong, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight superintendent, traveling to Japan to personally return a Japanese battle flag handed down through his family was the ultimate expression of these three things.
  • Cobra Gold 19: Pilot's best friend

    On a flight line shrouded in a constant haze and tortured by Thailand’s relentless sun, the sounds of jet engines and jungle birds fill the ears of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Davis, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief; a best friend to any 35th Fighter Squadron pilot who puts their trust in crew chiefs like Davis every time they fly.
  • 8th FW logistics Airman has smashing wrestling alter-ego

    Every Airman in the Air Force has a hobby. Some people are more animated than others when it comes to their pastimes, and in this case, an 8th Fighter Wing Airman definitely has most people beat.
  • Physical Therapy keeps pilots right for flight

    One Osan unit took innovation to new heights by implementing a post-flight checklist to make sure pilots are ready to take their next flight.The 51st Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy office began building relationships with Osan fighter squadrons to bridge the gap between pilots and their physical therapy healthcare. “The goal is to
  • Cobra Gold 19: 35th FS Pantons launch into CG 19, historic redeployment to Thai base

    The 35th Fighter Squadron departed on Feb. 6, and the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron departed on Feb. 7 to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 19 in a historic redeployment to Korat Royal Thai AB, Thailand. Cobra Gold is the largest military exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. This year will be 38th iteration of the exercise, hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces. The exercise is a longstanding representation of friendship between the Thai and American people.
  • 8th MDOS polishes readiness with 3-D tech

    For some, going to the dentist can be straight out of a horror movie, with a doctor poking and scraping at their teeth, using loud drills and blinding lights. However, the 8th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Flight ensures all Kunsan service members have the brightest smile and best teeth with efficiency, comfort, and new technology to facilitate a quick return to duty after procedures.
  • California to Korea: Pilot reinforces Pacific partnerships

    When the U.S. military is a guest in another country, it’s important to go above and beyond to be the best neighbor one can be.U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Lim, a KC-10 Extender pilot assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Squadron out of Travis Air Force Base, California, dedicated a year toward this goal: striving to strengthen the partnership between
  • Main Gate construction schedule takes shape

    Funding for the Main Gate construction project here was recently granted and Team Osan looks forward to an estimated start date in April 2019. The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron looks forward to the two-year process to deliver a modern, efficient, and safe base entry control point similar to the newly opened Morin Gate.
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