Airmen from Osan Air Base have been deployed to Gwangju throughout a latest coaching occasion to check their means to quickly deploy belongings on the Korean peninsula. Airmen performing exterior of their profession fields in an unfamiliar setting is the U.S. Air Power’s Agile Fight Employment (ACE) idea in motion. Multi-capable Airmen refers back to the ACE idea of coaching Airmen to do fundamental duties exterior of their traditional specialty with a view to be extra well-rounded. Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dial, a 51st Safety Forces Squadron Airman, assisted crew chiefs as they marshalled an F-16 Combating Falcon into its parking spot at Gwangju Air Base, Aug. 16, 2022.

“The extra Airmen that we prepare to be mulit-capable, the much less folks now we have to take with us after we deploy. That is very important for our flexibility and permits us to function from anyplace,” stated Maj. Joseph Basala, thirty sixth Fighter Squadron pilot.


“Upkeep is main the best way in coaching our Airmen to be multi-capable. We’re getting ready them to have the ability to transfer anyplace, arrange operations and instantly begin launching jets,” stated Grasp Sgt. Mathew Gibbs, twenty fifth Fighter Technology Squadron manufacturing superintendent.

An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the twenty fifth Fighter Squadron taxis on the flight line after touchdown throughout a coaching sortie at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 18, 2022. Through the coaching, the twenty fifth FS performed a number of mission sorties in a simulated fight setting. (U.S. Air Power picture by Employees Sgt. Dwane R. Younger)

To perform this, Airmen have taken on coaching and extra roles inside their squadrons to follow sustaining their mission necessities and operations tempo with minimal manning if needed. The last word purpose of ACE is to take away the Air Power’s dependency on most important operation bases and as a substitute to venture air energy from smaller dispersed ahead working areas. ACE takes under consideration that in a future battle, Airmen may function in contested and degraded environments. That’s the reason the U.S. Air Power are right here coaching at Gwangju. Getting ready them to outlive, adapt and thrive in any theater and in all circumstances.

Osan Air Base is a United States Air Power (USAF) base positioned close to Songtan Station within the metropolis of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, 64 km (40 mi) south of Seoul. Regardless of its identify, Osan AB isn’t inside Osan Metropolis, which is 7.5 km (4.7 mi) to the north. The bottom is the house of the headquarters for Seventh Air Power, Pacific Air Forces’ 51st Fighter Wing, and numerous tenant models. The bottom can also be the headquarters of the Republic of Korea Air Power (ROKAF) Operations Command. Osan Air Base can also be the departure and arrival level for U.S. government-contracted “Patriot Specific” flights bringing service members and their members of the family to South Korea.