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Osan Fact Sheets

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon

    The F-16 Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft.

  • A-10 Thunderbolt II

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight-wing jet aircraft. Commonly referred to by its nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog", its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter that was effective at attacking ground targets.

  • 51st Communications Squadron

    The 51st Communications Squadron enables 7th Air Force Air Operations, 51st Fighter Wing operations, and Team Osan operations to defend the base, execute contingency operations, and sustain the force through secure, reliable, and mission-ready cyberspace capabilities.

  • 51st Force Support Squadron

    The 51st Force Support Squadron includes military, civilian, non-appropriated fund, Korean and contract employees. The squadron is comprised of five flights, which includes 55 combat support community service activities that encompass 100 facilities and recreational functions at Osan Air Base.

  • 51st Civil Engineer Squadron

    The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron “Haetaes,” is a forward-deployed engineer squadron that supports personnel from the 7th Air Force, 51st Fighter Wing, 24 associate units and 7,000 residents.

  • 51st Security Forces Squadron

    The Defenders of the 51st SFS train and integrate with host nation counterparts to be Always Ready to Defend the Base and guard the freedom of the 51 million people in the Republic of Korea.

  • 51st Operations Support Squadron

    The most forward-deployed, permanently assigned operations squadron supporting operational flying units and is responsible for training, flight operations, intelligence, operational plans, airfield management, weather forecasting, and air traffic control support.

  • 51st Fighter Wing

    The 51st Fighter Wing, headquartered at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, 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 the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • 36th Fighter Squadron

    The 36th Fighter Squadron is a combat-ready Block 40 F-16/C/D squadron with the capability to conduct air interdiction, close air support and counter-air missions in both day and night conditions. 

  • 51st Maintenance Squadron

    The 51st Maintenance Squadron is the most permanently forward-deployed maintenance back-shop squadron in the world and is responsible for conducting on-and-off equipment maintenance for A-10s and F-16s valued at $1.1 billion.

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