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  • United Nations Command honors fallen Korean War heroes

    A rare, solemn silence lingers over a normally bustling flightline. The stillness of the runway temporarily fades as a vehicle slowly bypasses spectators rendering salutes and clutching their hands over their hearts, awaiting troops returning from combat. Coming to a halt, the automobile unveils six service members, but instead of walking out to fanfare for a heroes’ welcome, these members were transported by pallbearers in a United Nations Command flag wrapped casket and recognized for their ultimate sacrifice: dying from the Korean War in the wake of the conflict’s 70th Anniversary.
  • In-Service recruiter helps authenticate dreams

    Deciding your next phase in life can be a difficult decision to make. Like driving in traffic, every Active-Duty military member will one day encounter a career fork in the road. You can either ‘cruise control’ on a familiar route by remaining in the Active-Duty lane, or merge to transition into the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve path, the latter showing ‘road work ahead’ signs as the lane turns into rocky, unpaved asphalt. As the ‘contract term’ road ends, a commitment must be made – one that’s hard to detour from once passed. Luckily, one Airman acts as a GPS for transitioning Airmen as the sole in-service Air Force recruiter on the Korean Peninsula – who loves to help make people’s career dreams come true.
  • Pacific Air Forces Commander visits Osan warriors

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited the men and women of Osan Air Base, Oct. 17, here. In addition to Brown, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, toured the installation as part of a three-day visit to the Peninsula, including bilateral engagements with Republic of Korea key defense and military leaders, a visit to the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2019, and stops at Kunsan Air Base and Camp Humphreys to visit with Airmen and families. While gaining an in-depth exposure of the installation’s unique mission, PACAF leadership used the visit as an opportunity to explain Pacific Air Force’s priorities and how vital Team Osan is in contributing to the Indo-Pacific region’s security and stability.
  • Firefighters rescue, treat Airmen mid-air

    Instructors from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam’s 554th RED HORSE Squadron trained and tested 10 Pacific Air Forces firefighters from three bases on high-risk, elevated and confined space rescue tactics.
  • Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flightline as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one objective: to safely care and transport Army soldiers onto a C-130J Super Hercules en route to a medical treatment facility at Yokoto Air Base. Utilizing Osan Air Base’s flightline for its patient staging capabilities, the 51st Medical Group and Fort Shafter, Hawaii’s 18th Medical Command jointly operated in Operation Ascending Eagle, Aug. 28, 2019, with their mission to enhance their rapid treatment of traumatized patients in a large casualty emergency.
  • Seventh Air Force reflects on its Pearl Harbor sacrifices 77 years later

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- For American service members at Pearl Harbor, the humming of engines in the early morning of December 7, 1941 was something they’d heard many times before as the Hawaiian Air Force conducted routine flying operations, but in one horrifying instant, their reality became clear.
  • 51st MDG highlights versatility during AF SG visit

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, believes focusing on medical readiness and innovation will drive the Air Force Medical Service forward. During her visit to the 51st Medical Group at Osan Air Base, Sept. 24, Hogg received a firsthand look at the various capabilities of the primary care flight, dental clinic, pharmacy, flight medicine, emergency trauma bay, multi-service nursing unit, and other medical facilities.
  • Brown thanks Airmen, outlines priorities during Osan visit

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, held his first all call here Aug. 29 since taking command, outlining his priorities going forward. The all call was part of a four-day immersion in the ROK, Aug. 26-29, where Brown also visited the U.S. Embassy, ROK Air Force Headquarters, and Korean Demilitarized Zone to include the Joint Security Area and Camp Red Cloud.
  • Brown thanks Airmen, outlines priorities during Osan visit

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, held his first all call here Aug. 29 since taking command, outlining his priorities going forward. The all call was part of a four-day immersion in the ROK, Aug. 26-29, where Brown also visited the U.S. Embassy, ROK Air Force Headquarters, and Korean Demilitarized Zone to include the Joint Security Area and Camp Red Cloud.
  • COMPACAF visits Exercise Pitch Black 2018

    U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, received an orientation of Exercise Pitch Black 18 and visited with participating U.S. Airmen here Aug. 13, 2018. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 is a Royal Australian Air Force-hosted (RAAF) biennial multinational large force employment exercise. This year’s event, the largest since its inception, involves 16 nations, 140 aircraft and more than 4,000 personnel – approximately 150 of which call the 8th Fighter Wing “Wolf Pack” from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, their home.
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