Buddy wing exercise scheduled at Jungwon AB

by 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 51st Fighter Wing and Republic of Korea Air Force airmen from the 19th Fighter Wing are scheduled to team up for a 'Buddy Wing' exercise and exchange program, January 26-30, 2015, at Jungwon Air Base, ROK.

The purpose of the Buddy Wing Program is to execute joint tactics, exchange ideas and improve interoperability between the USAF and ROKAF pilots, maintainers and support personnel.

Four U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft from the 36th Fighter Squadron will integrate with ROKAF F-16s and train in surface attack, suppression of enemy air defenses and strike coordination and reconnaissance missions. Pilots will also engage in combined tactical discussions, mission briefings and debriefings during the exercise.

'Buddy Wing' exercises and exchange programs are important to the readiness of the USAF and ROKAF in order to ensure battle-readiness and training for combined air operations.

For more information, please contact the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4044 or 031-661-4044.

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