OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --
The Osan Air Power lineup of aerial demonstrations, static displays and on-ground entertainment has been finalized as Team Osan prepares for the final two weeks leading up to the air show.
One major aspect of the air show is to demonstrate not only the U.S. Air Force capabilities and assets, but also show off the partnership with other U.S. military branches and especially the Republic of Korea air force.
“All of the acts put on terrific shows and highlight different capabilities for the both the U.S. Air Force and the ROKAF,” said Maj. Brooks Daniel, Osan Air Power Day air operations director.
Aerial demonstrations include performances from the ROKAF Black Eagles, the U.S. F-16 Demonstration Team, and a C-17 Globemaster demonstration.
“The C-17 demonstration will be unique as it showcases such a large aircraft performing physics-defying maneuvers,” said Daniel. “The C-17 is no stranger to Osan, bringing in troops, supplies, even our household goods, but the ability to showcase it to the public and all of Team Osan is fantastic.”
Static displays will include aircraft from ROKAF, U.S. Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps forces, showcasing the importance of Osan to joint and coalition partners, said Daniel.
Multi-million dollar aircraft aside, Air Power Day will include plenty of other acts to entertain the crowd over the weekend. Armed Forces Entertainment is sponsoring a headline concert by rock band Sublime with Rome on Sept. 24. Additional acts throughout the weekend include performances from the ROKAF and U.S. 8th Army bands, a Korean drumline, and a martial arts demonstration performed by local high schoolers.
“I think it’s great that we are able to have so many different acts to entertain the masses,” said Tech. Sgt. Kymdra Toby, 51st Force Support Squadron community, programming and partnership office NCO in charge. “There will be plenty for people who haven’t seen many types of Korean entertainment, and a lot for people who haven’t seen the American acts that we have coming here.”
To find more information about Osan Air Power Day 2016, please visit http://www.osan.af.mil/Home/osanairpowerday2016.aspx.