Moody A-10s Deploy to South Korea

Nine A-10C ground-attack aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga., and some 250 Moody airmen deployed to Osan AB, South Korea, for six months to help maintain stability in the region, announced Osan officials Tuesday. The Moody contingent, now dubbed the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, arrived at Osan on April 30. It constitutes a theater security package of fighters that the Air Force regularly rotates to Osan and Kunsan Air Base, also in South Korea, to bolster those bases’ own combat assets. “This deployment will enhance our combat capabilities and provide a strong deterrent, ensuring peace and stability” for South Korea, said Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, 7th Air Force commander. The Moody A-10s relieved a TSP of F-16s from Hill AFB, Utah, that had been operating out of Kunsan and returned home in mid April. (Osan report by TSgt. Eric Petosky)