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Buddy Wing 16-5 scheduled at Osan

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

The 36th Fighter Squadron and the Republic of Korea's 11th Fighter Wing are scheduled to train together for a Buddy Wing exercise and exchange program June 7-10, 2016, here.

The purpose of the Buddy Wing Program is to execute joint tactics, exchange ideas and improve interoperability between the USAF and ROKAF pilots, maintainers and support personnel.

U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 36th Fighter Squadron will integrate with ROKAF F-15K Slam Eagles to train basic fighter and air combat maneuvers. Pilots will also focus mission sets for the week on the fundamentals of air to air combat training. In addition to combat training, the 36th FS will host several social events in order build camaraderie between USAF and ROKAF members.

Buddy Wing exercises and exchange programs are important to the interoperability of the USAF and ROKAF in order to ensure combat readiness and training for combined air operations. For more information, please contact the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4044 or 031-661-4044.