8th FW participates in U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea 1st aerial exercise Published Oct. 26, 2023 By Senior Airman Karla Parra 8th Fighter WIng Public Affairs KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Fighter aircraft from the U.S. 8th Fighter Wing, Japan, and the Republic of Korea conducted a trilateral escort flight of a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress Bomber operating in the Indo-Pacific, 22 Oct, 2023. U.S. F-16s from the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th FW flew alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2s from the 8th Air Wing, and Republic of Korea Air Force F-15Ks from the 11th Wing. This aerial exercise builds on the continued interoperability of our collective forces and demonstrates the strength of the trilateral relationship with our Japan and Republic of Korea allies. Our international cooperation is reflective of our shared values and resolve against those who challenge regional stability. The 8th FW remains committed to peace and prosperity in the region to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific.