Wolf Pack Family luau

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Wolf Pack Airmen battle it out in sumo wrestling during the 1st Annual Luau block party at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2014. The Luau started with a parade and afterwards, the Airmen challenged each other in games and events. The event was held to boost morale and bring the Wolf Pack community together for an evening of fun and esprit-de-corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox/Released)
Wolf Pack Airmen battle it out in sumo wrestling during the 1st Annual Luau block party at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 22, 2014. The Luau started with a parade and afterwards, the Airmen challenged each other in games and events. The event was held to boost morale and bring the Wolf Pack community together for an evening of fun and esprit-de-corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox/Released)

Wolf Pack Family luau

by: Senior Airman Divine Cox, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Kunsan Air Base | .
published: August 30, 2014

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Wolf Pack Airmen rallied together for an evening of fun and esprit-de-corps at the 1st annual "Luau Block Party" hosted by the 8th Fighter Wing Chapel Aug. 22, 2014, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

"The luau was really designed for Airmen to come out, have a lot of fun, and build a cohesive environment together," said Maj. Dwayne Jones, 8th FW chaplain. "It is important that we, as the 8th FW community, take the time to foster our social fitness and remember that we are a Wolf Pack family."

The Luau started with a kick-off parade, where the Wolf Pack community joined traditional Korean Dancers in the streets.

"I don't think this base has ever had a parade," said Jones.  "It was the first of its kind."

The original plan for the luau was designed to be much smaller.  But, during the planning process, the block party evolved into a massive event with live music, games, events, and free food.

We definitely met our goal of having more than 500 Airmen come out and support the event, added Jones.

Col. Ken Ekman, 8th FW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Barr, 8th FW command chief, came out to enjoy the Luau as well.

"This luau was a great way to kick off the weekend," said Wolf. "Having an event like this, where Airmen can come out to simply enjoy each other's company only makes us a stronger pack."

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