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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, 7th Air Force commander, passes the 51st Fighter Wing guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. William “Wilbur” Betts, 51st FW incoming commander, during the 51st FW Change of Command Ceremony on July 27, 2017, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The ceremony consisted of U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew “Popeye” Hansen relinquishing command of the 51st FW to U.S. Air Force Col. William “Wilbur” Betts. The 51st FW provides 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 defense of the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Franklin R. Ramos/Released) 51st Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony
During the 51st Fighter Wing’s Change of Command Ceremony July 27, 2017, U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew “Popeye” Hansen relinquished command of the 51st FW to U.S. Air Force Col. William “Wilbur” Betts.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Wayne Mowery, 36th Fighter Squadron jet fighter pilot, speaks about the history of the 36th FS during a Tail Flash ceremony held July 21, 2017.Members from the 51st Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Shop painted the tail flash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, which was unveiled during the ceremony in honor of the 36th FS’s 100 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Franklin R. Ramos/Released) Centennial Tail Flash Ceremony
A newly refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcon was unveiled during a Tail Flash ceremony here held July 21, 2017, in celebration of the 36th Fighter Squadron “Flying Fiends” 100th Year Anniversary.
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The 51st Fighter Wing Chaplain Corps hosted the Republic of Korea Air Force's Chaplain Corp for readiness training at Osan Air Base, ROK on July 11, 2017. During the training event, the 51st FW Chaplain’s Corp worked with their ROKAF counterparts to ensure all chaplains on peninsula are capable of providing their services making sure all personnel assigned to South Korea are ready to “Fight Tonight.” US ROK bilateral training
Nearly 100 chaplains from the Republic of Korea Air Force and Osan converge at the base Officer’s Club for readiness training on July 11, 2017.
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Role players take part in a simulated unexploded ordnance victim scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 2, 2017. During this scenario the  surgeon was required to remove the UXO and safely hand it over to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team for further disposal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Gwendalyn Smith) BH 17-1: Unexploded ordnance patient
Members of the 51st Medical Group and 51st Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal responded to a simulated unexploded ordnance embedded into a patient during exercise Beverly Herd 17-1. The scenario was based off of a real-world situation that happened in the Middle East, painting a realistic picture of war that highlighted the importance of being prepared and ready to “Fight Tonight.”
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Clutts, right, with the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, decontaminates the chemical suit of Senior Airman Luke Markle, with the 51st Munitions Armament, during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 28, 2017. To fully decontaminate their entire chemical suit and gas mask, more than twenty personnel filtered through the chemical contaminant avoidance area, which was used for the first time at Osan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Tyler) BH 17-1: Personnel decon suits
Airman 1st Class Joseph Clutts, right, with the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, decontaminates the chemical suit of Senior Airman Luke Markle, with the 51st Munitions Armament, during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 28, 2017. To fully decontaminate their entire chemical suit and gas mask, more than twenty
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Firefighters from the 51st Civil Engineering Squadron respond to a simulated warehouse fire during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1, Feb. 27, 2017, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The simulation was executed to better equip members of Team Osan with the knowledge and experience to carry out and sustain the mission and operations with our Republic of Korea allies.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Beverly Herd 17-1 takes off
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 kicked off on Feb. 26, during which the 51st Fighter Wing Mustangs and their partner units will train on a variety of different objectives. The exercise, which is scheduled to last through March 3, will see an intensification of flying schedules while ground forces practice readiness and responsiveness to events ranging from attacks to demonstrating extended survivability.
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Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, smiles as he pulls the switch to light up the Christmas tree during the lighting ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2016. The tree lighting ceremony began with the Osan Chapel Children’s Choir singing Christmas carols, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and ending the evening with a visit from Santa Claus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas) 51st FSS hosts Christmas tree lighting
Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, smiles as he pulls the switch to light up the Christmas tree during the lighting ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2016. The tree lighting ceremony began with the Osan Chapel Children’s Choir singing Christmas carols, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and ending the evening with
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Republic of Korea air force Black Eagles fly in formation during Air Power Day 2016 on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. Air Power Day was a two-day event that highlighted the partnership between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen) Good friends, good neighbors:
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Osan Air Base hosted approximately 80,000 visitors during Air Power Day 2016, Sept. 24 and 25, highlighting the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea while using the opportunity to get to know one another better as good friends and good neighbors. There were 22 Pacific Air Forces and ROK air force aircraft on display while multiple aerial acts took to the sky. The main act was the Republic of Korea air force premiere demonstration team, the Black Eagles, who illustrated their combat flying capabilities in eight T-50B training aircraft.
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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull (far left) and Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate visited the Osan AB Exchange facilities on Sept. 19 to see first-hand how the organization supports Airmen and families. at Osan. (Courtesy Photo) AAFES Director visits Osan AB
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull is committed to ensuring Airmen and families at Osan Air Base have what they need to stay fit and mission-ready. Shull and Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate toured facilities at Osan and met with associates to understand how the Exchange can best meet the ends of the community.
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Staff Sgt. Jasmin Clemons, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO in charge of environmental health, Staff Sgt. Kwadwo Dankyi, 51st AMDS bioenvironmental technician, and Senior Airman Casey Mowatt, 51st AMDS bioenvironmental technician, don mission-oriented protective posture gear while responding to mock improvised explosive device on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 23, 2016. Clemons, Dankyi and Mowatt were responding to provide health risk assessment to give health recommendations while assessing a mock IED. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen) Mustangs respond to mock IED during Beverly Herd 16-2
Staff Sgt. Jasmin Clemons, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO in charge of environmental health, Staff Sgt. Kwadwo Dankyi, 51st AMDS bioenvironmental technician, and Senior Airman Casey Mowatt, 51st AMDS bioenvironmental technician, don mission-oriented protective posture gear while responding to mock improvised explosive device on Osan Air Base,
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