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Osan year in photos 2018

SecAF visits Osan AB, reaffirms RoK-US alliance

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein observe a Korean War Book of Remembrance at United States Forces of Korea headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea, Jan. 28, 2018. Wilson is visiting to reaffirm the commitment to the alliance between the United States and Republic of Korea. During her trip, she met with senior military leaders and went on a cultural tour, which consisted of visits to a museum and temple. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos/Released)

Vice President lands at Osan

Vice President Mike Pence lands at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 8, 2018. This is the Vice President’s second visit to the Republic of Korea within the past 12 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos/Released)

Physical Training

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Beasley, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal section chief of EOD operations, flips a tire during a physical training session on the base fitness center tactical pad, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Mar. 16, 2018. The fitness center received two tactical training lockers and set up a course for the 51st EOD to test out the new equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos/Released)

Comedian Jon Stewart and Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway, talk to an Airman's family via Skype during an Airman's surprise birthday celebration at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 23, 2018.

Comedian Jon Stewart and Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway, talk to an Airman's family via Skype during an Airman's surprise birthday celebration at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 23, 2018. The USO provides a birthday surprise service for families to make a request and donation through the USO. In an effort to boost our military's morale, the USO regularly teams up with our country's biggest stars to stage comedy shows, concerts, meet-and-greets, unit visits and other interactive events for our service members and their families stationed stateside and overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight observes as U.S. Air Force and South Korean firefighters combat a simulated aircraft fire during an exercise at the Korean National University of Welfare in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2018.

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight observes as U.S. Air Force and South Korean firefighters combat a simulated aircraft fire during an exercise at the Korean National University of Welfare in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2018. Such training opportunities benefit Airmen by allowing them to experience first hand what it is like to work alongside foreign service members, and learn how to overcome any language barriers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, right, arrives at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2018. During his visit, he will meet with the minister of defense as part of his Asia trip to China, ROK, and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, right, arrives at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2018. During his visit, he will meet with the minister of defense as part of his Asia trip to China, ROK, and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 25th Fighter Squadron sits on display during the 4th of July Liberty Festival at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 4, 2018. More than 4,500 service members and their families attended the festival to enjoy food, entertainment and a fireworks show hosted by the 51st Force Support Squadron and various supporting organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 25th Fighter Squadron sits on display during the 4th of July Liberty Festival at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 4, 2018. More than 4,500 service members and their families attended the festival to enjoy food, entertainment and a fireworks show hosted by the 51st Force Support Squadron and various supporting organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)

United Nations Command Honor Guard members move cases of remains from one aircraft to another.

United Nations Command Honor Guard members move cases of remains from one aircraft to another during a repatriation ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 1, 2018. The command repatriated 55 cases of remains from North Korea. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona

Military members from United States Forces Korea pose for a photo while on a tour of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, Sept. 13, 2018.

Military members from United States Forces Korea pose for a photo while on a tour of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, Sept. 13, 2018. The Korean Ministry of National Defense uses the annual tour, which dates back to 1972, to express friendship and appreciation for U.S. military contributions to peace and security in Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kurt Kanzler, a precision guidance munitions production supervisor with the 51st Munitions Squadron, runs with a prisoner of war and missing in action flag during a 24-hour vigil run at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 21, 2018. The main purpose of POW/MIA Remembrance Day is to pay tribute and honor the sacrifices of prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kurt Kanzler, a precision guidance munitions production supervisor with the 51st Munitions Squadron, runs with a prisoner of war and missing in action flag during a 24-hour vigil run at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 21, 2018. The main purpose of POW/MIA Remembrance Day is to pay tribute and honor the sacrifices of prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, positions to receive fuel midair during a training flight over the ROK, Nov. 19, 2018. A KC-10 Extender with the 6th Air Refueling Squadron assigned to Travis Air Force Base, California, traveled to the ROK in support of nighttime air refueling training for F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Simultaneously, members of the ROK Air Force Air Mobility Reconnaissance Command exercised air refueling operations with their U.S. counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, positions to receive fuel midair during a training flight over the ROK, Nov. 19, 2018. A KC-10 Extender with the 6th Air Refueling Squadron assigned to Travis Air Force Base, California, traveled to the ROK in support of nighttime air refueling training for F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Simultaneously, members of the ROK Air Force Air Mobility Reconnaissance Command exercised air refueling operations with their U.S. counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Fiedel, 51st Fighter Wing vice commander, hoists the annual Osan Commander’s Cup softball championship trophy at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 28, 2018 after the Eagle vs. Chiefs softball game. The colonels beat the chiefs by a score of 10-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Fiedel, 51st Fighter Wing vice commander, hoists the annual Osan Commander’s Cup softball championship trophy at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 28, 2018 after the Eagle vs. Chiefs softball game. The colonels beat the chiefs by a score of 10-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

The Republic of Korea’s 53rd Demonstration Group, also known as the Black Eagles, fly above an A-10 Thunderbolt II as they perform at the Gyeongnam Sacheon Aerospace Expo at Sacheon Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2018.
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The Republic of Korea’s 53rd Demonstration Group, also known as the Black Eagles, fly above an A-10 Thunderbolt II as they perform at the Gyeongnam Sacheon Aerospace Expo at Sacheon Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2018. The A-10 and its pilots represented the U.S. Air Force during the four-day airshow, showcasing air power and building relationships with more than 100,000 attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A performer showcases acrobatics on a tightrope at the Korean Folk Village, Yongin, Republic of Korea, Nov. 13, 2018. The Korean Folk Village was the last stop of the Head Start Program, which included two days of informational classes and hands-on experiences around the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)
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A performer showcases acrobatics on a tightrope at the Korean Folk Village, Yongin, Republic of Korea, Nov. 13, 2018. The Korean Folk Village was the last stop of the Head Start Program, which included two days of informational classes and hands-on experiences around the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II waits in a hangar for weather to clear at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 2018.
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II waits in a hangar for weather to clear at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 2018. The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center advises people to recognize dangers to avoid injuries. Some of the most common cold-weather injuries are chilblains, frostbite, frostnip (otherwise known as a first-degree frostbite), dehydration and hypothermia.

Comedian Rob Schneider visits Osan, thanks Airmen.
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Rob Schneider, comedian and actor, performs stand-up comedy in the Enlisted Club at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 9, 2018. Schneider is known for his roles in movies such as The Hot Chick, The Animal, 50 First Dates, The Waterboy and his most recent Netflix show, Real Rob. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

Volunteers bag holiday cookies at the Osan Officer’s Club during Operation Sweet Treat at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 10, 2018. Volunteers baked, collected and organized over 50,000 cookies and treats in preparation for their delivery to unaccompanied service members across the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)
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Volunteers bag holiday cookies at the Osan Officer’s Club during Operation Sweet Treat at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 10, 2018. Volunteers baked, collected and organized over 50,000 cookies and treats in preparation for their delivery to unaccompanied service members across the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)