Osan aircraft to temporarily operate from Suwon Air Base
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- A contingent of U.S. military aircraft normally stationed at Osan Air Base will temporarily operate from Suwon Air Base for approximately six weeks, starting Aug 1.
U-2, F-16 and A-10 aircraft will occupy an area of Suwon Air Base, conducting flying operations in order to maintain regular reconnaissance missions and combat readiness.
U.S. Air Force aircraft will temporarily operate at Suwon Air Base while runway repairs are conducted at nearby Osan Air Base. U.S. Air Force civil engineers and local Korean contractors will conduct repairs at Osan to return the runway to full operational status as quickly as possible.
"Suwon Air Base and the City of Suwon have a long history of generosity toward the U.S. Air Force," said Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander at Osan Air Base. "We are extremely grateful for their ongoing generosity and friendship. We're proud to continue defending the skies over the Republic of Korea."
U.S. Air Force flight planners, in coordination with their ROKAF counterparts, will take every measure possible to reduce inconvenience to the people of Suwon while U.S. aircraft are present.
Please direct all questions to the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at DSN 315-784-4044, commercial at 031-661-4044 or by email at 51FWPA@us.af.mil. The 10th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office can be reached at commercial 031-220-1131.