There’s a news report in the Korea Times that says USAF pilots in South Korea, principally those flying out of Osan Air Base, may have a new training range soon, courtesy of the South Korean air force. (DR, 10/19/05) The bad news is the South Korean air force has to regroup its training sites and reschedule its training. However, South Korean defense officials say that’s not a problem. We probably will never know if the letter-writing campaign by USAF pilots greased the sticky wheels of international cooperation.
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.