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7 AF Presented ROK Presidential Unit Citation

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base, ROK, on October 1. (Courtesy photo)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, accepted the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to Seventh Air Force from President Moon Jae-in during a Korean Armed Forces Day celebration at Daegu Air Base on Oct. 1, 2019.

The men and women of Seventh Air Force received the award for contributions enhancing the national security of the Republic of Korea and for interoperability, combined operations and combat readiness between the Republic of Korea and United States Air Forces.

“I had the honor of accepting a most prestigious award from President Moon on behalf of the nearly 7,500 Airmen who serve at Seventh Air Force,” Wilsbach said. “Each of those men and women should be proud knowing that what they do each day helps keep more than 51 million men, women and children safe from harm.”

The award was last presented to Seventh Air Force six years ago for longstanding achievements in operational readiness and force employment. Since then the ROK-US Alliance has developed new and innovate airspace control measures, enhanced cooperative training initiatives and improved base defense interoperability.

“Together we will deter aggression, defend the ROK and defeat any attack against our Alliance,” Wilsbach said. “Our Airpower Team is unshakeable and postured to ensure peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Korean peninsula.”

Information about proper wear of the ribbon will be distributed to those eligible in the coming days.