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Air Force 1st Fighter Wing celebrates 70th birthday

70돌 맞은 공군 1전비 "국민 신뢰받고 지역과 소통하겠다"

Air Force 1st Fighter Wing celebrates 70th birthday

 

The Air Forces 1st Fighter Wing stationed in Gwangju celebrated its 70th birthday on Tuesday.

 

Some 230 people attended the ceremony held at the base and the guests included citizens, Gwangju Deputy Mayor Jeong Jong Je and Head of Gwangsangu District Office Kim Sam Ho.

 

To commemorate the day, the base opened its gates to some 150 visitors and they were given a tour around the base.

 

The 1st Fighter Wing launched on October 1st, 1949 in Seoul. The troop engaged in some 8,300 missions during the Korean War.

 

The Fighter Wing relocated to Suwon and Daegu until it finally settled in Gwangju on February 25th, 1966.

 

The troop is in charge of defense of the countrys southwestern airspace and fostering pilots with F-5E/F and T-50 as major capital.

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