A dozen F-16s from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire JNGB, S.C., will deploy to Osan AB, South Korea, later this month. The fighter jets and approximately 300 airmen from the 169th FW will make up the latest Pacific theater security package when they depart mid-July, according to a release. The 169th FW follows the 12 F-16s and 300 airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth ANGB, Minn., that deployed to Osan in April. The service has deployed TSPs to the region regularly since 2004 as part of US Pacific Command’s force posture, according to the release. Last May, the 169th FW deployed to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
The Department of the Air Force has selected Patrick Space Force Base, Fla., as the preferred location for Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) headquarters—and hopes to start moving in by fall of next year.