Buddy Wing exercise scheduled at Osan AB
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen of Osan's 25th Fighter Squadron and the Republic of Korea's 237th Tactical Fighter Squadron are scheduled to train together for a Buddy Wing exercise and exchange program December 15-18, 2015, here.
The purpose of the Buddy Wing Program is to execute joint tactics, exchange ideas and improve interoperability between the USAF and ROKAF pilots, maintainers and support personnel.
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft from the 25th Fighter Squadron will integrate with ROKAF KA-1s to train in forward air control and close air support missions. Pilots will also engage in combined tactical discussions, mission briefings and debriefings during the exercise.
Buddy Wing exercises and exchange programs are important to the readiness 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.