KAFC hosts dinner for Wolf Pack members

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Col. John Pearse, 8th Fighter Wing commander, other 8th FW members and the Korean American Friendship Council enjoy a samulnori performance during the KAFC Friendship Night event at Gunsan City, South Korea, Jan. 22, 2013. The event gave the KAFC a chance to show their appreciation for all the 8th FW has done for the local Gunsan City community.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fowler/Released)
Col. John Pearse, 8th Fighter Wing commander, other 8th FW members and the Korean American Friendship Council enjoy a samulnori performance during the KAFC Friendship Night event at Gunsan City, South Korea, Jan. 22, 2013. The event gave the KAFC a chance to show their appreciation for all the 8th FW has done for the local Gunsan City community.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fowler/Released)

KAFC hosts dinner for Wolf Pack members

by: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fowler, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Public Affairs | .
published: January 26, 2013

GUNSAN CITY, South Korea -- The Korean American Friendship Council hosted a Friendship Night for members of the 8th Fighter Wing, in Gunsan City Jan. 22.

The event was a chance for the KAFC to show appreciation for all the contributions the Wolf Pack has made to Gunsan City, including volunteering to donate repaired bicycles, hosting an honorary pilot program for Gunsan City youth and volunteering at schools and nursing homes.

The event included a performance by the "Hon," an art troupe which performed traditional samulnori for attendees. Following the performance, a portion of the Gunsan Philharmonic Orchestra performed a number of short classical pieces, including the "Turkish March" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

The KAFC took the opportunity to thank the Wolf Pack for their continued support of numerous organizations and events within the Gunsan City area.

Both Dong-Shin Moon, Gunsan City mayor, and Col. John W. Pearse, 8th FW commander, spoke to the crowd about the excellent relationship between the Wolf Pack and Gunsan City and expressed wishes for the relationship to grow stronger in the new year.

"I hope the relationship between Gunsan City and the Wolf Pack will be perfect," Mayor Moon said. "Just like the relationship between the U.S. Air Force and Republic of Korea is perfect. The New Year fills me with hope."

Pearse also took the opportunity to thank members of the KAFC and Mayor Moon for the help they have given the Wolf Pack and the chances they have provided to participate in more cultural events.

"I'm extremely appreciative of you for trying to teach the Korean culture to the Wolf Pack," Pearse said. "I look forward to a great new year and look forward to having more events like this."
 

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