NEWS | Oct. 22, 2019

25th Aircraft Maintenance Units Blows Away Competition at 2019 Penn Fest

By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The 8th Maintenance Group hosted the 2019 Penn Fest, Oct. 19, and brought together five aircraft maintenance units (AMU), and their respective aircraft, from across the Republic of Korea (ROK).

This year, Penn Fest gave several AMUs the chance to see who had the best air force load crew in the ROK.

Supporting their home station were the 35th and 80th AMUs as well as ROK air force’s 38th Fighter Group AMU. Osan Air Base sent the 25th and 36th AMUs to compete against the Wolf Pack and Tigers.

All units had to load two bombs and a missile onto their respective F-16 Fighting Falcons, except for the 25th AMU, who had to prepare their A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The 25th AMU completed the competition with the fastest time and took home the overall win.