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Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Osan Air Base, South Korea. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Osan Air Base (51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs) and Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs.

tabAir Force Mission 
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
tab51st Fighter Wing Mission 
Defend Osan, execute combat operations, and receive follow-on forces.  Our wing with its 24 PAA, F-16 and A-10 squadrons, along with a myriad of base support agencies conducts the full spectrum of missions providing for the defense of the Republic of Korea. Every member of the Osan team is vital in maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.
tab7th Air Force Mission 
The men and women of 7th Air Force and Air Component Command are privileged to serve in Korea as a key part of a proud and powerful joint/combined team. The mission of 7th Air Force is exciting, challenging and clear... deter, protect and defend the Republic of Korea from attack from North Korea. 7th Air Force provides "ready to fight tonight" air power - precise, intense, and overwhelming; whenever and wherever needed.
tabPacific Air Forces Mission 
PACAF delivers rapid and precise air, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend the United States, its territories and our allies and partners; provides integrated air and missile warning and defense; promotes interoperability throughout the Area of Responsibility; maintains strategic access and freedom of movement across all domains; and is postured to respond across the full spectrum of military contingencies in order to restore regional security.

The command's vision is to provide combat-ready American Airmen who are the foundation of Pacific stability and security.

PACAF's AOR extends from the west coast of the United States to the east coast of Africa and from the Arctic to the Antarctic, covering more than 100 million square miles. The area is home to 50 percent of the world's population in 36 nations and over one-third of the global economic output. The Pacific region's vast size and complexity distinguishes it from other regions. In addition to China, the world's most populous country, India, the most populous democracy, and Indonesia, a secular democracy with the world's largest Islamic population, the Asia-Pacific region contains sixty percent of the world's population, with more than 1,000 languages spoken in 36 nations spread across 52 percent of the Earth's surface and 16 time zones. The unique location of the Strategic Triangle (Hawaii-Guam-Alaska) gives our nation persistent presence and options to project U.S. airpower from sovereign territory.

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