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New Jersey Air National Guard 119th Fighter Squadron prepares for Osan deployment

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing at Atlantic City International Airport sits on the flightline early in the morning May 20, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing at Atlantic City International Airport sits on the flightline early in the morning May 20, 2010. Approximately 200 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 119th Fighter Squadron from Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey, are set to deploy in February to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 119th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --

Approximately 200 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 119th Fighter Squadron from Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey, are set to deploy in February to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 119th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.

The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter aircraft to the region to provide U.S. PACOM and Pacific Air Forces with Theater Security Packages, which help maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability.

Movement of U.S. Air Force TSPs into the region has been a routine and integral part of U.S. PACOM’s force posture since March 2004.

These theater security packages demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, contact the Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Office at 808-448-3209 or pacaf.paops@us.af.mil.