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US Airmen learn from foreign Air Forces during engagements

Pulled from PACAF Pixels, we found a small slice of some of the international cooperation U.S. Air Force Airmen perform constantly around the world with our allies. The engagement post is filled with tons of great material that Maverick would love: “You have to look outside, find the red air, and then maneuver to kill while staying alive.”

Thanks to Capt. John ‘Atari’ Harris, from Kunsan Air Base’s 80th Fighter Squadron for the post.

South Korean and American Airmen step to their jets in preparation for takeoff during the Buddy Wing program March 11 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The Buddy Wing program is designed to increase United States Air Force and South Korean air force interoperability.( U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dana Hill)
South Korean and American Airmen step to their jets in preparation for takeoff during the Buddy Wing program March 11 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The Buddy Wing program is designed to increase United States Air Force and South Korean air force interoperability.( U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dana Hill)

Buddy Wing is a quarterly exercise between the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) to foster an exchange of ideas and increase interoperability. Buddy Wing involves either a ROKAF squadron deploying to a USAF base, or vice versa. This exercise included the 122nd Fighter Squadron Jaguars in the 11th Tactical Fighter Wing deploying 4 Slam Eagles (ROKAF F-15Ks) with 4 Pilots and 4 Weapons System Officers (WSOs) to fly with the 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters (USAF F-16s) in the 8th Fighter Wing. The F-15K Slam Eagle is the ROKAF’s premier fighter jet, bringing more capabilities, missiles, and bombs to the ROK than previous fighter jets…” Read more here.