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Aircraft generation kicks off Vigilant Defense 24

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  • By Staff Sgt. Aubree Owens
  • 51st Fighter Wing

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 36th Fighter Squadron, and A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 25th Fighter Squadron, taxi the runway during Vigilant Defense 24 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 29, 2023. The aircraft generation demonstrated the 51st Fighter Wing’s rapid generation capabilities and response readiness, ensuring the wing remains ready to “Fight Tonight”. VD24 is a routine training event that tests the military capabilities across the peninsula, allowing combined and joint training at both the operational and tactical levels.