Buddy Wing exercise scheduled at Daegu
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 36th Fighter Squadron will deploy four F-16CM Fighting Falcons to Daegu Air Base to join the Republic of Korea's 11th Fighter Wing for a Buddy Wing exercise and exchange program Aug. 8 through 12.
The Buddy Wing program is a combined fighter exchange program designed to improve interoperability between U.S. Air Force and ROK Air Force fighter squadrons.
U.S. Air Force F-16s will integrate with ROKAF F-15K Slam Eagles, KF-16 Fighting Falcons, FA-50 Golden Eagles, and E-737 Peace Eyes (AWACS) in several large force exercises. The program’s focus is to provide ROKAF and USAF fighter pilots an opportunity to exchange ideas, embrace cultural diversity, discuss and practice combined tactics, as well as plan, brief, fly and debrief missions together.
Buddy Wing exercises and exchange programs are important to the interoperability of the USAF and ROKAF in order to ensure combat readiness and training for combined air operations.
For more information, please contact the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4044 or 031-661-4044.