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Photo Of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Marilou Leybel, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet management and analysis, and Tech. Sgt. Charles Cotton, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the fuel service center, prepare a QR code to place on a vehicle at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 1, 2024.

51st Fighter Wing implements new vehicle fueling QR code system

The 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron has been assisting the base’s vehicle fleet in transitioning from vehicle identification link keys to a new QR code system, marking significant advancements in efficiency and logistics management at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian Fernandez, 51st Communications Squadron cyber systems technician, scans the area for simulated opposing forces during a Combat Readiness Course at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 14, 2024.

Osan enhances defense with Combat Readiness Course

As the U.S. Air Force’s most forward-deployed permanently based fighter wing, the 51st Fighter Wing plays a pivotal role in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Photo Of Col. Matthew Gaetke, 8th Fighter Wing commander, gives his opening remarks during a Flight Commander Course at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 2, 2024.

Kunsan AB equips future leaders

A flight commander can come in many shapes and sizes but one thing must stay consistent; the ability to lead their Airmen. Kunsan Air Base equipped young leaders with the tools to succeed with the second iteration of its Flight Commander Course, held April 2-4.

Photo Of Shazale Ramsey, 8th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention Response victims advocate, speaks on American Forces Network at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 29, 2024.

Kunsan SAPR looks to educate during SAAPM

To begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, members of the Sexual Assault Prevention Response team spoke on American Forces Network on the events and resources provided at Kunsan AB.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Benjamin Malotte, 51st Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School commandant, left, and Senior Airman Ellie Wilbourn, 7th Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System administrator, shake hands during an ALS graduation at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 21, 2024.

Osan celebrates ALS class 24-B

Airman Leadership School class 24-B graduation takes place at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 21,2024.

Photo Of Lt. Col. Eric Broyles, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, conducts preflight procedures prior to the commencement of Cope Tiger 24 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Kingdom of Thailand, March 12, 2024.

Kunsan Pantons integrate with Pacific allies, partners

The 35th Fighter Squadron wrapped its participation in the 30th Anniversary of Cope Tiger at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Kingdom of Thailand, March 18-29, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Shelise Harmon, 25th Fighter Generation Squadron first sergeant, poses for a portrait at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 14, 2024.

Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women’s History Month with Master Sgt. Shelise Harmon

“Women have always played a vital role in defending our country, from the Revolutionary War to the present day,” said former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Fernando Perez, 51st Operations Support Squadron radar, airfield, and weather systems technician, performs a dailyinspection at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 26, 2024.

Osan Mustang of the Week: Senior Airman Fernando Perez

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Fernando Perez, 51st Operations Support Squadron radar, airfield, and weather systems technician, performs a dailyinspection at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 26, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Samyra Gallik, 51st Security Forces Squadron elite guard area supervisor, stands guard at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 21, 2024.

Osan 51st FW elite guards, superior sentinels

As the forefront defenders of Osan AB, elite guards of the 51st Security Forces Squadron stand as the initial barrier to threats, tasked with safeguarding the installation’s security and controlling access.

Photo Of Senior Airman Elvis Atieno, 80th Fighter Generation Squadron dedicated crew chief, performs maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Beverly Sentinel 24-1 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 27, 2024.

Kunsan AB maintainers generate airpower, protect assets

Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Group further diversified their knowledge and skill set of security and threat response during a week-long exercise, Beverly Sentinel 24-1, Mar. 25-29.

Photo Of Tech. Sgt. Victoria Kohagen 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment non-commissioned officer in charge, inspects paperwork before checking out an M4 carbine rifle in preparation for Beverly Sentinel 24-1 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 21, 2024.

8th LRS GENARMS the Pack, ignites base defense mission

The 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron led the 8th Fighter Wing in conducting general arming procedures during Beverly Sentinel 24-1, Mar. 25-29.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gavin Woods, 51st Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection journeyman, shows an Osan Elementary School student how to check for fractures in metal objects during career day at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 15, 2024.

Osan Elementary School career day inspires future leaders

Osan Elementary School hosted a career day for its students at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 15, 2024.

Photo Of Staff Sgt. Natanael Garcia, left, 8th Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician, and Tech. Sgt. Joshua McMaster, 8th CS Focal Point non-commissioned officer in charge, pose for a photo during Cope Tiger 2024 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 15, 2024.

8th Communications Squadron Airmen boost Cope Tiger 24 connectivity

Two Airmen assigned to the 8th Communications Squadron fulfilled a no-notice tasking to support and improve Cope Tiger 2024 cyber operations, March 9.

Photo Of Chaplain (Capt.) Nikki Reeves, Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital and 121st Field Hospital chaplain, speaks to women, March 3, 2024, during the We Grow Together conference at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan in Seoul.

Korea-wide women’s retreat takes place for the third year

More than 160 women from across the Korean peninsula gathered for a Christian women’s retreat, March 1-3 in Seoul.


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