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  • Leadership addresses suicide high

    U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, 51st FW command chief, hosted a series of all-calls Aug. 12 marking the beginning of Gonzales’ tenure.Among the topics discussed were upcoming base events, commander’s priorities and resiliency.Gonzalez laid out his priorities as readiness, teamwork and
  • Meet the Pacific Air Forces command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, Pacific Air Forces command chief, held an enlisted all call during his visit to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, August 1-2, 2019.
  • Osan Airmen typhoon ready

    Disasters come in many forms, shapes and sizes – and one in particular is a large, wrecking ball of severe rainstorms with wind speeds that exceed 74 miles per hour. This adverse weather condition is a tropical cyclone, or typhoon, and annually between June and October, typhoon season makes its waves in the Western North Pacific. For the Osan Air Base and the surrounding Korean Peninsula, being prepared to overcome typhoons while ensuring safety can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany the natural phenomenon. Fortunately, a special team of response and recovery crisis managers and weather forecasters keep the installation’s personnel and assets equipped to survive a storm.
  • President visits troops, North Korea

    For the first time in U.S. presidential history, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, stepped onto North Korean soil, meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un as part of a two-day visit to the Korean peninsula, June 29-30, 2019.Reliving the historic moment, Trump addressed troops charged with maintaining stability in the region from all
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2: Indo-Pacific ‘one team’ mentality

    Pilots, maintainers, joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and support personnel from the Republic of Korea Air Force, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Thai Air Force train alongside their U.S. and British counterparts during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, from June 6-21.
  • Osan A-10’s fly Alaskan skies

    Airmen assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron and 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, are participating in RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.The 25th FS contributed their A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to the large-scale exercise, which is held several times each year and designed to provide
  • New commander takes rein of 51st Fighter Wing

    The 51st Fighter Wing Mustangs welcomed their new commander, U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, and bid farewell to Col. William Betts during a change of command ceremony here, June 18. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Seventh Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony, honored to see the beginning of a new era in the 51 FW’s distinguished history.
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