Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Team Osan launches first sortie for BM 13-03

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 36th Fighter Squadron takes off for the first combat sortie of Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Midnight 13-03, as an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis for takeoff at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 6, 2013. During the week, Osan Airmen will be tested on their ability to utilize their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training, as well as administer self-aid and buddy-care during contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla)

by Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla,  51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- As part of the fourth operational readiness exercise, Beverly Midnight 13-03, the 51st Fighter Wing launches its first combat sorties at of the week Aug. 6, 2013.

Osan provides combat ready forces for close air support, air strike control, forward air control-airborne, combat search and rescue, counter air and fire, and interdiction in the defense of the ROK.