ROKAF Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Osan

by Senior Airman Kristin High, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Gen. Lee, Sun-Jin, Chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Defense Headquarters chief director, visited Team Osan on Jan. 11, 2016.

The visit came shortly after recent provocative action by North Korea.

Upon arrival, he met with Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, ROK/US Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea commander, Lt. Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, UNC Korea and USFK deputy commander and Air Component Command, ROK/USCFC and 7th Air Force commander, Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, 7th Air Force command chief.

The group visited various locations across the base including an orientation at the Korean Air Operations Center and a static display featuring the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadrons at the weapons load training facility to discuss A-10 Warthog and F-16 Fighting Falcon capabilities and weapons systems.

After speaking with the fighter squadrons, he presented Col. Hansen and the 51st FW with a plaque and reaffirmed the alliance between the two nations.

In response, Col. Hansen stated, "The ROK and U.S. alliance has become more prevalent in the recent days. It is important for us to continue this brotherhood among nations to ensure the safety and security of the 51 million residents who reside here.

"It is imperative that we continue this alliance and strengthen this bond in order to defend this great nation."

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