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  • Osan, Kunsan combine for Mammoth Walk training operations

    F-16 Fighting Falcons, A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, U-2 Dragon Ladys, and C-12 Hurons taxi stand parked on the runway at Osan Air Base during the Mammoth Walk training event on May 5, 2023. This joint effort included aircraft from both the 51st and 8th Fighter Wings, the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron and

  • US-ROKAF RAPCON partnership dominates airspace

    With many moving parts in the sky, the 8th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) air traffic control (ATC) radar approach control (RAPCON) flight ensures all traffic are in communication and safely protected with their ability to be the “eyes in the sky”. “The RAPCON gives expeditious clearances to

  • Kunsan maintainers ensure airpower readiness

    Airmen from the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensure F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron are ready for flight. Routine maintenance efforts ensure the Wolf Pack is always “Ready to Fight Tonight.”

  • Sky’s The Limit: Marines trailblaze multiservice ATC program

    When two Marine air traffic controllers (ATC) faced a once in a lifetime opportunity to help safely operate the busiest airfield in the Republic of Korea (ROK), they eagerly accepted the challenge. The task paired Pennsylvania natives, Sgt. Adam Burse, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan,

  • Electronic Warfare: ten years in making

    For approximately a decade, members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron Electronic Warfare section searched for one integral part of an F-16 Fighting Falcon electronic countermeasure (ECM) pod. Not a detriment to mission success, the pod was cannibalized for parts in the interim.

  • Semper Venandi: Osan advances the hunt

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Now home to the 73rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron – Detachment 2, Team Osan proudly hosts the newly activated unit, and the first to fall under the U.S. Space Force in the Republic of Korea, November 5, 2020.The transition of Air Combat

  • Mission-ready flight keeps legacy alive

    Dozens of machinery align in multiple rows near a hangar. Some are as big as the Hydraulic Test Stand, sitting up to nearly five feet tall. Some are as small as an axle jack, which can fit on a table, but lift a 30,000-pound aircraft.

  • Hardened aircraft shelters constructed at Kunsan

    Col. Christopher “Wolf” Hammond, 8th Fighter Wing commander, along with leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the Far East District (USACE of the FED), and Republic of Korean Air Force representatives conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of construction of new