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Cadet’s perspective on visit to Osan Air Operations

AIR OPERATIONS WITH THE ROK

By Cadet Brian Moon

On our trip to Osan Air Base, we visited the Osan Air Operations headquarters, where all the Air Force planning takes place. Inside, there were the largest monitors that I have ever seen in my life.

Cadet Brian Moon, from Temple University, at Osan Air Base, Air Operation Center, meeting with Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Brandon, our guest speaker for the 3rd Battle Coordination Detachment. Photo by Jennifer Blunt.

Cadet Brian Moon, from Temple University, at Osan Air Base, Air Operation Center, meeting with Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Brandon, our guest speaker for the 3rd Battle Coordination Detachment. Photo by Jennifer Blunt.

Each of the screens had separate and secret information about the South Korean air force, to include information about launches, where each plane was, and what they were observing. To be honest, most of the terms used in the brief by Maj. Jeff Lesperance and Sgt 1st Class Jeremy Brandon were baffling, but if I can say one thing I learned on this visit: the amount of planning needed to conduct reconnaissance on a large scale is massive and difficult, as there are many different components that must work together in order to make each 24 hour mission successful.

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