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Republic of Korea Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jung, Samuel speaks with Yi, Chong Kun and Pak, Yong Hui, 51st Fighter Wing public affairs community relations liaisons, about the Yeonpyeong Sea Battles and the attack on ROK Navy ship Cheonan at the ROK Navy 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do Province on Feb. 26, 2016. The incidents are some of the recent attacks Republic of Korea from North Korea patrols. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released) Exploring Korea: Reality of freedom
Being here in public affairs, our office sometimes takes trips to visit historical monuments to help us better understand the mission in South Korea. For me, the trips have all been eye opening, but more-so on a “this happened in the past” type of feel. Although I’ve had some pretty emotional experiences, nothing compared to my visit to the Republic of Korea’s Navy 2nd Fleet Command located in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do Province.
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Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, looks on as Chief Master Sgt. Alex Del Valle, 51st FW command chief, speaks during a combined live and social media town hall meeting March 15, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Leadership from across base came out to the event in order to provide advice and assistance to members of Team Osan who had questions or concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton/Released) Mustang 1 hosts first combined Live/Social Media Town Hall
Leaders from across base came together at the Enlisted Club’s ballroom March 15, for the first combined in-person and live social media town hall meeting.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Cichowski, 25th Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a simulated combat sortie in support of exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea March 9, 2016. The week-long exercise is designed to test Osan Airmen’s ability during a heightened state of readiness while providing combat ready forces for close air support, air strike control, forward air control-airborne, combat search and rescue, counter air and fire, and interdiction in the defense of the ROK.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Coleman/Released)
Osan AB completes Exercise Beverly Midnight
After six days of simulated attacks and complicated scenarios here, the 51st Fighter Wing finished exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01, March 11, 2016. The event pulled forces from the U.S. Army and the South Korean Military to enhance the joint, combined team’s interoperability during contingency operations.
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From left, Master Sgt. Shane Christian, 51st Fighter Wing occupational safety manager, and Senior Master Sgt. Sean Rouillier, 51st FW superintendent of safety, speak with Airmen assigned to the 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, March 10, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Airmen are performing standard maintenance along with participating in Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01. Members of the wing safety office pull double-duty, ensuring both exercise participants and non-players are following the required safety standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton/Released) Face of Safety: OSMs assist Airmen pushing combat capabilities
Members of Team Osan are participating in combat readiness exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 with aircraft combat sorties, base defense missions and logistical operations, all of which are being faced and conquered almost hourly.
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Senior Airman Justin Shepherd-Helm guides Senior Airman Sterling Tutt toward a wooden box to pick it up with a forklift during Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 9, 2016. Shepherd-Helm and Tutt are both 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron documented cargo section vehicle operator dispatchers. The documented cargo section delivers mission essential cargo to units across the base to ensure aircraft and other Air Force assets are ready and available for use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards/Released) Cargo delivery team keeps Osan’s mission rolling
Deep in the heart of Osan, there is a small group of Airmen responsible for ensuring the entire base gets the parts and equipment they need, when they need it, especially during exercises like Beverly Midnight 16-01. They are the Airmen from the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron documented cargo section of vehicle operations. A team that focuses on their customers and ensuring the proper documentation of equipment that comes to the installation.
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Firefighters from 51st Civil Engineer Squadron pull a mock unconscious pilot from the F-16 Fighting Falcon during readiness exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01, March 9, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. First responders worked together to pull the mock pilot from F-16 to test their tactics and techniques during this exercise. Beverly Midnight 16-01 is an exercise to assess Team Osan’s capabilities to defend, sustain and execute combat operations in a chemical environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released) First responders pull simulated unconscious pilot free of F-16
By Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea--Osan’s first responders are continually tested with a variety of scenarios during Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 here. One of those scenarios was to test the responders’ ability to extract a simulated unconscious pilot from a running aircraft, March 10, 2016. Firefighters from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron were first at the scene.
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Airman 1st Class Aaron Hill, 51st Fighter Wing entry controller, turns in an M-4 rifle to Senior Airman Sidney Maxwell, 51st Security Forces Squadron armorer during Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 10, 2016. During the exercise, defenders and some augmentees in the exercise were issued weapons with blank firing adapters, which allow them to train in a more realistic environment without anyone being harmed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released) Armed and Ready
The Airmen of the 51st Security Forces Squadron armory are part of an elite group whose mission is none other than ensuring base personnel are armed and prepared to defend the base. Whether real-world or throughout exercises such as Beverly Midnight 16-01, these Airmen play a dual role. They provide weapons to defenders who are still actively patrolling the base and they provide weapons to augmentees and other critical exercise players, such as shelter management teams and most officers.
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Staff Sgt. Jeffery Brown, 51st Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, loads chaff and flares onto a weapons trailer during combat readiness exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01, March 9, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Team Osan members donned Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during BM 16-01 to test their ability to survive and operate in a wartime environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released) MUNS prepare chaff and flares for BM 16-01
Staff Sgt. Jeffery Brown, 51st Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, loads chaff and flares onto a weapons trailer during combat readiness exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01, March 9, 2016, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Team Osan members donned Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during BM 16-01 to test their ability to
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Senior Airman Anthony McGee, 51st Munitions Squadron storage crew chief, performs spotter duties as a BLU-109 bomb is being placed in storage during exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01, Osan Air Base, Korea, March 11, 2016. Both the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadrons rely on the munitions airmen to deliver quality bombs at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachelle Coleman/Released)
Munitions storage ready to supply the fight
Day or night, during Beverly Midnight 16-01 here munitions Airmen have to be ready to supply fighter aircraft for sorties March 7-11.
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Republic of Korea army soldiers stand ready to receive other ROKA members who helped pressure wash contaminates from U.S. Army vehicles during a training scenario in Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 March 10, 2016, on Osan Air Base, ROK. Two months of coordination went into making the scenario possible – a scenario which brought members of the ROK and U.S. army and air force to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards/Released) Air Force, Army, ROK military conduct joint training
Team Osan was tested March 10, 2016, when Republic of Korea and U.S. military branches banded together in a multi-service, multi-cultural, chemical detection and decontamination exercise scenario here during Beverly Midnight 16-01. In the scenario, a Humvee and a Patriot missile launcher from the 5th Air Defense Artillery Brigade were in transit and suspected of being contaminated.
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