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    7th Air Force leadership visit Kunsan

    7th Air Force leadership visit Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea

    Photo By Airman 1st Class Jerreht Harris | U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Philip Hudson, 7th Air Force command chief, addresses...... read more read more

    SOUTH KOREA

    03.26.2020

    Story by Airman 1st Class Jerreht Harris  

    AFN Kunsan

    Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea -
    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, 7th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Hudson, 7th Air Force command chief, visited Kunsan Air Base to see how the Wolf Pack has implemented preventative measures in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, March 25-27.
    Wilsbach and Hudson met with multiple squadrons around Kunsan where they were briefed on each of the measures the various squadrons were taking against COVID-19 while maintaining mission readiness. Hudson also paid AFN Kunsan a visit, accompanied by U.S. Air Force Col. Tad Clark, 8th Fighter Wing commander, to address the airmen of Kunsan directly and personally inform base personnel of what Higher Headquarters leadership at 7th Air Force are doing to mitigate unnecessary stress during the pandemic.
    “The Air Force is taking a very ‘operational’ approach to combating COVID-19,” said Hudson during the Commander’s Corner morning talk show. “We from the 7th Air Force have been sharing our lessons learned for COVID-19 across the Air Force. We’re very impressed with the things that have been happening over here on the Peninsula, very proud of everyone.“
    Hudson spoke highly of the Air Force’s ability to be flexible and adapt to this rapidly changing and often debilitating new threat, attributing any and all success to the quality of the airmen carrying out the mission. Additionally, on the topic of COVID-19, Col. Clark shared his admiration of how Kunsan airmen have risen to the occasion and laid out his expectations for the Wolf Pack moving forward during the pandemic.
    “The biggest thing is to continue to stay vigilant,” said Clark. “We can’t be complacent, the measures we have put in place are obviously working, so we need to continue to be resilient. We are going to make sure everyone’s safe, that everyone’s cared for, but we are also going to continue to get after the mission. That’s the warfighter ethos that we continue to nurture across the whole wing.”
    Another topic in the conversation was the current state of PCS orders as it concerns many Airmen across the peninsula. With so many affected by the order to cease movement of personnel, people are wondering how they will be affected if they are scheduled to move while the order is still in effect and will they retain their original destination should other details about their orders change.
    “I’ve spoken with the Air Force Personnel Center and they are dedicated to maintaining people’s current follow on assignments,” said Hudson. “I understand the concern and I know the Air Force is taking really good care of us right now, so I would say have a little faith in the system because I know our senior leaders care about us and what we do out here on the edges of the Air Force.”

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    Date Taken: 03.26.2020
    Date Posted: 06.30.2020 03:24
    Story ID: 367069
    Location: KR

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