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  • U.S. Space Forces Korea holds first change of command ceremony

    Col. John Patrick accepted command of U.S. Space Forces Korea (SPACEFOR-KOR) from Lt. Col. Joshua “Bootleg” McCullion during a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12. The event marks the first official change of command ceremony for the unit, which was activated as a

  • Osan enhances defense with Combat Readiness Course

    As the U.S. Air Force's most forward-deployed permanently based fighter wing, the 51st Fighter Wing plays a pivotal role in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. Its mission encompasses three critical components: defending the installation, executing contingency operations and

  • 51st FW elite guards, superior sentinels

    As the forefront defenders of Osan AB, elite guards of the 51st Security Forces Squadron stand as the initial barrier to threats, tasked with safeguarding the installation's security and controlling access.

  • Women Defenders of Osan

    U.S. Air Force 51st Security Forces Squadron women, pose for a photos in celebration of Women’s History Month at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 27, 2023. Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the

  • U.S. and ROK fly together as Buddy Squadrons

    Osan Air Base’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs took to the skies this week joined by Republic of Korea F-15K Slam Eagles continuing the more than 20-year tradition of training together in the Buddy Squadron Program.

  • Osan celebrates Black History Month

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing pose for photos and share their thoughts in celebration of Black History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young)

  • 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)

  • ROKAF, 51st FW showcase CBRN capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Laugesen and Senior Airman Dionicia Latus, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management technicians, locate a simulated mortar during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capability demonstration at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 5, 2023. The

  • Osan’s F-16s take off for training

    F-16 Fighting Falcon’s assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron taxi on the runway before flight during a training mission at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 28, 2022. The 36th FS prepares for and executes immediate combat operations focused on the defense of the Republic of Korea and regional