COMPACAF visits the Wolf Pack
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The commander of Pacific Air Forces met with Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing during her first visit to Kunsan April 22 and 23.
Gen. Lori J. Robinson started her visit with a dinner with Wolf Pack Airmen, during which she expressed her excitement for the upcoming immersion with the Pack.
"I felt it was a great way to introduce COMPACAF to the Wolf Pack," said Senior Airman Denasha Mondy, 8th Force Support Squadron food services journeyman. "I really enjoyed being able to socialize with the general in a casual setting."
Members from the 8th Security Force Squadron, 8th FSS and 80th Fighter Squadron provided Robinson with an 8th FW mission brief. She also received a defense strategy demonstration from the 8th SFS that showcased how Wolf Pack Airmen are prepared to defend the base against attacks.
"From what I just saw in that demonstration, I can honestly say Kunsan is ready to fight tonight to deter aggression from the North Korean regime and prevail during a crisis on the peninsula," Robinson said.
Following the mission brief, Robinson stopped at many units, including the 8th Communications Squadron, 8th Medical Group, Republic of Korea Air Force's 38th Fighter Group and aircraft maintenance units to meet with Airmen and learn how they contribute to the PACAF mission.
After recognizing multiple Airmen for their accomplishments, the final stop on her tour was to the base theater, where 500 members of the Pack gathered for an all-call.
During the discussion, she briefly spoke about her expectations for Airmen before opening the floor for questions.
"I am excited to hear what you all have to say," Robinson said. "I want to hear in your words what's on your mind."
One of the questions for Robinson was where she saw the Air Force going in the next five to 10 years.
"We need to modernize the force," she said. "Right now, we're smaller than we've ever been. So, we need to make sure we've got the right force structure in the right places. The demand for all the Air Force does is high. Everyone wants what you bring to the fight."
In closing, she thanked the Wolf Pack for taking care of the mission and taking care of each other.
"Thank you for what you do and how you do it," she continued. "My experience here with the Pack has shown me you each have the mentality, precision, passion and focus you need in order to be constantly poised for what you do each and every day."