South Carolina Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing prepares for Osan deployment

by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, are set to deploy mid-July to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, as the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.

The U.S. Air Force routinely deploys fighter aircraft to the region to provide U.S. PACOM and Pacific Air Forces with Theater Security Packages, which help maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability.

Movement of U.S. Air Force TSPs into the region has been a routine and integral part of U.S. PACOM’s force posture since March 2004.

These theater security packages demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, contact the Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Office at 808-448-3209 or

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