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  • 36th FS ‘fiend’ for contingency operation training

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron prepare to take off during Beverly Herd 24-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 15, 2024. As the most forward deployed permanently based wing in the Air Force, the 51st Fighter Wing is charged with providing

  • ROKAF interpretation officers in training tour Osan

    Republic of Korea Air Force interpretation officers in training visit the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during an immersion tour at Osan Air Base, ROK, July 25, 2023. The tour enabled the officers to gain a better understanding of the Osan and U.S. Air Force mission in the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo

  • 8FW flies first 7AF PoBIT upgraded F-16

    After receiving the first phase of one of the largest modernization efforts in U.S. Air Force F-16 program history, an upgraded Fighting Falcon has rejoined the 8th Fighter Wing’s Pack, April 4, 2023. Wolf Pack Tail 021 has returned to 8 FW operations after about seven weeks away for maintenance,

  • NDI flight ensures safety in the sky

    As aircraft components are used, they gradually degrade and can suffer from fractures and breaks that cannot be seen with the naked eye. If left unchecked, these issues can become more severe. The 8th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) nondestructive inspection flight (NDI) is responsible for examining

  • Osan’s F-16s takeoff at Daegu

    Osan Airmen participated in a simulated deployment to Daegu Air Base, Republic of Korea, during a week-long training event to test their ability to conduct contingency operations in the defense of the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young)

  • Osan launches F-16s during training

    Capt. Shane Davern, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, performs pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a training scenario at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 15, 2022. The 36th FS conducted both day and night sorties in support of the base-wide training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by