Home : Media : News : News Article View

Korean National Police Visits Kunsan, Tours Security Forces Squadron

By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards | 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | Aug. 23, 2019

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Members of the Korean National Police Gunsan City branch visited the 8th Fighter Wing to meet with base leadership and tour the 8th Security Forces Squadron building Aug. 20, 2019.

The tour started with a military working dog demonstration where security forces walked through having a K-9 chase a runner, escort a suspect and protect his handler. Then, the group went to the combined defense operations center, where the 8th SFS and the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department can monitor the base through various cameras. Finally, they checked out the weapons used on base and learned about the virtual reality training system here.

“With this tour, we really wanted to show them the professionalism at all levels of our squadron,” said Lt. Col. Jacob Foley, 8th SFS commander. “We had senior airmen show weapons training, and showed we have staff sergeants controlling CDOC. We have Airmen that have only been in the Air Force for three to five years who are already taking on leadership roles. I think for them to be able to come in here and see it for themselves is something special.”

One of the reasons the 8th SFS invited the KNP to the base, was to build upon the partnership they already have. The KNP assists 8th SFS with all issues outside the main gate and base perimeter where the base’s jurisdiction ends.

“There is a close working relationship around the gate, especially at night,” Foley said. “When we call and ask for their assistance with something, they know what we are asking for, and they expect us to react appropriately and to assist them as well. We really want them to know that we are an ally that they can count on and to continue working together with.”

The 8th SFS and KNP will continue to support each other’s mission to keep the base and its people safe.
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
242,543
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Alaska Unit Succeeds in Arctic Test of Unmanned Vehicles, Anti-Mine Systems
Operations Specialist 1st Class Sean McNamara, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One (EODMU1), launches the Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish for an initial underwater survey of Sweeper Cove on Adak Island in the Alaska's Aleutian chain.  EODMU 1 is providing expeditionary mine countermeasures support in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019. EODMU1 provides operational EOD capabilities to include locating, identifying, rendering safe, exploiting, recovering and disposing of all explosive ordnance.
Sept. 13, 2019 - ADAK, Alaska -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One (EODMU-1) successfully tested its

Osan Hosts Fighter Logistics and Safety Symposium for PACAF
Partner nations from across the Pacific area of command attend the 2019 Logistics and Safety Symposium held at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 4, 2019. Commanders from Australia, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and the U.S. conducted briefings about challenges, solutions or unique procedures related to their fighter aircraft.
Sept. 13, 2019 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Air Force officers from allied and partner nations across the

Educating Allies on Nisei Soldiers' Toughest Fight-to be American
Maj. Gen. Xavier Brunson, 7th Infantry Divison commanding general, welcomes Nisei veterans inside the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall, Sept. 8, during the Beyond Reconciliation celebration. Beyond Reconciliation hosted by the Nisei Veteran's Committee and the Japan-American Society of the State of Washington, celebrated the contributions and service of Nisei veterans and their lasting legacy on the alliance between the U.S. and Japan, at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall, Sept. 8. The second annual luncheon welcomed the 7th Infantry Division, the Illinois National Guard and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The Illinois National Guard and the JGSDF have been training together for the past three weeks at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
Sept. 13, 2019 - SEATTLE, Wash. -- "Beyond Reconciliation," hosted by the Nisei Veterans Committee and the

U.S., Republic of Korea Air Force medical experts conduct Subject Matter Expert Exchange
Pacific Air Forces Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) from Kadena Air Base, Japan, demonstrated the equipment of CCATT to Republic of Korea Air Force participants on a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an Operation Ascending Eagle exercise at Osan Air Base, 28 Aug. 2019. The OAE exercise aimed to exercise the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command intra-theater patient movement system between the Korea Theater of Operations and the Japan Area of Operations.
Sept. 13, 2019 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The United States Air Force and Republic of Korea Air

Information Warfare Training Site Yokosuka Modernizes Training with Stallion 3.1 Upgrade
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Clifton Reid, attached to Information Warfare Training Site Yokosuka, reviews Naval Information Systems Command's System Operability Verification Test, marking the completion of the Stallion training system upgrade. Stallion was developed by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and is used to supplement integrated cryptologic training throughout the Navy.
Sept. 13, 2019 - YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Information Warfare Training Site (IWTS) Yokosuka recently received new