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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, descends for a landing while a second HH-60 provides aerial coverage from above during a combat search and rescue training mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in the Republic of Korea, July 19, 2016. The two-week long exercise brought together units from around Pacific Air Forces to train aircrews and commanders to validate tactics, techniques and procedures used for CSAR and suppression of enemy air defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released) Rescue teams hone skills during Pacific Thunder 16-2
A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are making low passes over mountaintops, providing covering fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find pilots down behind enemy lines. A distress call is heard on the radio over the roaring of the rotor blades in the background as one of the Pave Hawks begins descending, blasting dust and debris in all directions.
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Osan Air Base has the highest amount of referrals to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program across the Air Force due to the overconsumption of soju. The ADAPT clinic seeks to combat this issue with a two-hour course called "Soju Think You Can Drink" consisting of education of acceptable alcohol use, open discussions and hands-on exercises, which begins Aug. 16, 2016, at the Mustang Resiliency Center, here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) ADAPT educates Airmen on dangers of soju
Excessive use of alcohol continues to be a problem across the Air Force, but Osan has an even larger obstacle: soju. This tasteless alcoholic beverage can contain up to 40 percent alcohol by volume, making it difficult for consumers to recognize their drinking limits. Osan’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program seeks to combat this issue through its two-hour “Soju Think You Can Drink” course slated to begin Aug. 16 at the Mustang Resiliency Center.
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Capt. Scott Martin, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, gives preflight instructions to Marc Knapper, U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Korea deputy chief of mission, before a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 14, 2016. Knapper flew in the aircraft to better understand Seventh Air Force’s role in the defense of the ROK as part of United States Forces Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) US Embassy DCM familiarizes with 7th AF mission
Capt. Scott Martin, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, gives preflight instructions to Marc Knapper, U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Korea deputy chief of mission, before a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 14, 2016. Knapper flew in the aircraft to better understand Seventh Air Force’s role in the
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to 33rd Rescue Squadron flies over Republic of Korea air space for Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2, July 13, 2016. The 33rd RQS comes to Osan AB, ROK, for Pacific Thunder to train their combat search and rescue capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released) Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 kicks off with CSAR scenarios
Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 kicked off this week with both U.S. and Republic of Korea air force units from throughout the Pacific participating in simulated combat search and rescue missions. The two-week long exercise is the largest combined joint exercise in the Pacific, and is designed to train aircrews and commanders on validating tactics,
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U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert poses for a photo with Osan Airmen before a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2016. Lippert flew in the aircraft to better understand Seventh Air Force’s role in the defense of the RoK as part of United States Forces Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) Ambassador Lippert familiarizes with 7th AF mission
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert poses for a photo with Osan Airmen before a familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2016. Lippert flew in the aircraft to better understand Seventh Air Force’s role in the defense of the RoK as part of United States Forces Korea. (U.S. Air
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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, coins Staff Sgt. Frank Brooks, 731st Air Mobility Squadron passenger services supervisor, for being a star performer at the Osan passenger terminal July 11, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. While visiting Osan AB, the general had lunch with the Airmen from the 731st AMS and toured their facilities to interact with the Airmen and civilians who work to provide precise, reliable airlift worldwide every day. (U.S. Air Force photo byTech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas/Released)
AMC commander visits 731st AMS at Osan AB
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, coins Staff Sgt. Frank Brooks, 731st Air Mobility Squadron passenger services supervisor, for being a star performer at the Osan passenger terminal July 11, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. While visiting Osan AB, the general had lunch with the Airmen from the 731st AMS and
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Staff Sgt. Michael Johnson, Senior Airman Mel-Neiqua Montgomery, and Airman 1st Class Saravia Boykins, pose with 51st Maintenance Group leadership after winning the quarterly weapons load crew competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 7, 2016. The best weapons load crews from the 36th and 25th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed to see who could arm their aircraft quickest and with the most precision. Johnson is a 25th AMU weapons load crew team chief, and Montgomery and Boykins are 25th AMU weapons load crew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released) 25th AMU crew wins quarterly load competition
Staff Sgt. Michael Johnson, Senior Airman Mel-Neiqua Montgomery, and Airman 1st Class Saravia Boykins, pose with 51st Maintenance Group leadership after winning the quarterly weapons load crew competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 7, 2016. The best weapons load crews from the 36th and 25th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed to see
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Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson accepts the Seventh Air Force guidon from Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Forces Korea commander, during a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base July 8, 2016. Bergeson became the 34th commander of Seventh Air Force, taking over for Lt. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy who moves on to take over as Pacific Air Forces commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman/Released) Seventh Air Force gets new commander
Leadership at Seventh Air Force changed hands during a change of command ceremony here July 8, 2016. Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson assumed command from Lt. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy in the ceremony presided by U.S. Forces Korea Commander Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks."The Air Force general selected for this role carries a tremendous load for our
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Col. Kerry Proulx, 51st Mission Support Group commander, accepts the unit guidon from Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 6, 2016. The group, made up of five diverse squadrons totaling more than 2,600 personnel, supports the Air Force's most permanently forward-deployed wing, a numbered Air Force and 20 tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released) 51st MSG welcomes new commander
Members of the 51st Mission Support Group welcomed their new commander during a change-of- command ceremony July 6, 2016, here.Col. Kerry Proulx took command from Col. Carl Misner, during the ceremony, which was presided over by Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander.The group, comprised of five diverse squadrons totaling more than 2,600
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Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, are set to deploy to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, mid-July in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Theather Security Package.(U.S. Air National Guard Courtesy Photo/Released) South Carolina Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing prepares for Osan deployment
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.
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