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  • Wolf Pack validates agile combat readiness across the ROK

    The 8th Fighter Wing collaborated with the Republic of Korea Air Force to engage in a series of agile combat employment operations duringBeverly Pack 24-1, May 7-9.The ACE exercise portion consisted of approximately 67 Airmen deployed to Gwangju Air Base, ROK. The exercise tested and refined the 8th

  • 51st MXG hosts annual Load Crew Competition

    U.S. Airmen from the 51st Maintenance Group compete in the annual Load Crew Competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 19, 2024. This competition provides a hands-on opportunity for Airmen to refine their technical expertise and build comradery. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman

  • 51st FW soars with allies in CS23

    U.S. Air Force pilots and maintainers assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participated in Commando Sling 23, a PACAF-sponsored field training exercise at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, Nov. 6-24, 2023.

  • Black fighter pilot overcomes childhood doubts, serves in the sky

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Gerrod Smith, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, poses for a photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 16, 2022. Smith joined the Air Force as a judge advocate, believing it was the highest path he could become as a Black Airman. After trying out a flight

  • 36th and 25th FGS compete in weapons load crew of the quarter competition

    U.S. Air Force members from the 25th and 36th Fighter Generation Squadrons competed to see who could inspect and load their munitions faster and more effectively during a weapons load crew of the quarter competition. Crews loaded various types of munitions onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-10C

  • 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

  • MXS, CES cleanse simulated hazardous material

    A firefighter with the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron waits to respond during a simulated F-16 Fighting Falcon hydrazine leak at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 4, 2021. The firefighters and 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems specialists responded to the emergency training,

  • Osan F-16's and A-10's training

    F-16's and A-10's take-off at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. F-16’s and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s practiced simulations during combat search and rescue training.

  • Wingmen, Maintainers keep Fighting Falcons flying

    Senior Airmen Ian Njoroge and Chase Peace, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technicians, troubleshoot the fire control radar on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 5, 2021. Avionics technicians are responsible for maintaining and repairing highly sophisticated