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 visit to Kunsan March 17 to see firsthand how the Wolf Pack maintains its ability to fight tonight.
Gen. Lori J. Robinson started her visit with a trip to Big Coyote, during which she witnessed how the 8th Security Forces Squadron defends the base.
Members from the 8th Security Force Squadron, 8th Force Support Squadron and 80th Fighter Squadron provided Robinson with an 8th FW mission brief. She also participated in a defense strategy demonstration from the 8th SFS that showcased how Wolf Pack Airmen are prepared to defend the base.
"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, the Air Traffic Control tower, and the medical readiness facility 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 more than 500 members of the Pack gathered for an all-call.
During the discussion, she emphasized the importance of staying connected with families and her expectations for Airmen before opening the floor for questions.
“We have been working with your leadership on a virtual key spouse program,” Robinson said. “Our focus is on ensuring that you’re focused every day at producing combat air power while staying connected to your families.”
Robinson said that if Airmen and families are taken care of then they’ll take care of the mission.
“We could have the greatest hardware, we could have the best technology, and we could have the most incredible places to work and live, but without the human dimension, without that key critical enabler of airmen and their families, we can’t take care of the mission,” Robinson said.
Robinson spoke to the importance of building airmen as leaders.
“I believe that the duty of a leader is to create more leaders,” Robinson said. “My job is making sure the folks that work for me are better than me and those that I have the privilege to be a commander with and for understand what my priorities are.”
Lastly, Robinson thanked the Wolf Pack for their efforts in maintaining their ability to defend the base, accept follow on forces, and take the fight north.
“I want to thank the Wolf Pack for the opportunity to sit down and hear how you generate combat air power and defend the peninsula day in and day out,” said Robinson.