News>Korean students honor volunteer English teachers
Gunsan City elementary school students wearing traditional Korean attire entertain, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea volunteers during an appreciation dinner Nov. 20, 2012. More than 50 Wolf Pack members volunteered their time to help Korean students improve their English. (US Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)
Local elementary and middle school students and teachers honor 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea volunteers during an appreciation dinner Nov. 20, 2012 in Gunsan City. Fifty Wolf Pack volunteers extended their English skills to more than 30 local schools. (US Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)
by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong
8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
11/21/2012 - GUNSAN CITY, Republic of Korea -- More than 25 Wolf Pack members were honored by their Korean students and the schools they volunteer at, during a recognition dinner hosted by the Gunsan office of education, Nov. 20 in Gunsan City, Republic of Korea.
Students from some of the 30 Gunsan elementary and middle schools showcased their English language skills in various songs and performances, to show their appreciation to the Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea Airmen.
Kang Seung-Gu, Gunsan City deputy mayor, thanked the volunteers not only for taking time out of their busy schedule to help Korean students improve their English skills, but for saving them money as well. The price for one-on-one tutors can cost a student more than $500 per months, he noted.
Col. Douglas Nikolai, 8th Fighter Wing vice commander, also thanked Wolf Pack members for their dedicated service to the local community.
"On behalf of Col. John Pearse, 8th Fighter Wing commander, thanks for your graciousness, we also appreciate all Wolf Pack members here giving their time and extending their English knowledge to the Korean students here in the community," Nikolai said. "This is one more example of the great relationship we have in support of the Good Neighbor Program between the base and the community. We would like to keep that going not only at Kunsan, but throughout the peninsula with the US and the Nation of Korea."