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.
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.