An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Sept. 14, 2020

Semper Supra: Osan Transitions 4 Space Force Operators

By Senior Airman Denise Jenson 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- On Sept. 14, four Airmen from Team Osan’s 18th Intelligence Squadron, Detachment 2, became the U.S. Space Force’s newest space operators during a transition ceremony on base.

As the first to join in the ranks of the new service on the Korean Peninsula, these operators will set the foundation for the newest branch of the military. By making their own unique and special mark in the developing history, these former Airmen took the oath to become Space Operators.

“As every member of our combined and joint team can attest, increasing our presence and superiority within space will enhance our capability to assist our allies, challenge the position of our adversaries, and provide stability to the region,” said Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus, 7th Air Force commander. “This effort would not be possible without these Airmen here today, ready to swear into the Space Force.”

The Osan Airmen, all serving in organic space specialties, were called to volunteer for transition to the U.S. Space Force with 2,410 other personnel across all branches of the military, shifting their mindset into operating and winning in the space domain.

“The ability for us to stand up an entirely different service based on just the protection and defense of the space domain is huge for the warfighter, the civilian community around the world, as well as space professionals,” said Capt. Jacob Myers, 18th IS chief of space plans.

Although their tenure as Airmen officially ends, these space operators are still prepared to deter, defend, and defeat all threats that face the U.S. and its allies.

The establishment of the U.S. Space Force presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create the structures and processes that prepare the military for unique challenges and opportunities of space capabilities, and to better integrate space-based functions into the joint, coalition, and interagency partnerships.

“It is this synchronized, joint, multi-domain effort that makes the U.S. military matchless,” Pleus said. “When components from the air, space, land, and sea work together, victory can be assured and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Korean and Pacific theaters.”


Like Us
Follow Us



Regional Ambassadors Conference 2024
Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosts the Regional Ambassadors Conference (RAC), at the USINDOPACOM headquarters in Hawaii on Jan. 22-24. The RAC brought together more than 30 ambassadors, military representatives and foreign policy advisors, for discussions aimed at enhancing U.S. interagency collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region. USINDOPACOM is committed to working with Allies and partners toward the shared vision of a secure, rules-based, and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Riel)
Jan. 26, 2024 - Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosts the Regional Ambassadors Conference (RAC), at the USINDOPACOM headquarters in Hawaii on Jan. 22-24. The RAC brought together more than 30 ambassadors,...

35th Fighter, Fighter Generation Squadron hone agility capabilities
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off for agile combat employment mission at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan.19, 2024. The 35th FS and 35th Fighter Generation Squadron members participated in an out-and-back mission with Kadena Air Base to practice ACE principles. The 8th Fighter Wing routinely trains ACE concepts, aligning with Pacific Air Forces’ warfighting priorities and keeping pace with evolving threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Earick)
Jan. 25, 2024 - 8th Fighter Wing Airmen and F-16 assets honed agile combat employment capabilities, conducting an out-and-back mission with the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Jan 18...

Exercise on Humphreys airfield tests emergency responders
First responders conduct a pre-accident drill upon a Chinook on Desiderio Army Airfield, Jan. 23, 2024 on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The installation conducts the drill on a regular basis and tests rescue and recovery operations.(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Johnny Rodriguez.)
Jan. 25, 2024 - On the ice-cold tarmac of Camp Humphreys’ Desiderio Army Airfield, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter landed, while inside seven Soldiers staged themselves as mock victims of a crash, kicking off the second quarter pre-accident...

8th FW recognizes 50 years of the F-16
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 13, 2023. The 35th FS executes air combat operations in support of U.S. and ROK interests in the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jovan Banks)
Jan. 24, 2024 - Jan. 20, 2024, marked the 50th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon’s first flight and its addition as a U.S. Air Force platform...

US Army sergeant wins Gold Medal in Taekwondo competition in South Korea
The Fort Drum, New York-based 59th CBRN Company “Mountain Dragons” are deployed to South Korea in support of the 23rd CBRN Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and Eighth Army. The 59th CBRNE Company “Mountain Dragons” are serving in South Korea on a nine-month rotational deployment. Courtesy photo.
Jan. 24, 2024 - A U.S. Army sergeant won the Gold Medal during an international Taekwondo competition in South Korea...