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Kunsan hosts Wisconsin Governor, adjutant general

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, briefs a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. Dunbar visited Kunsan to see how the Airmen from the 115th FW help enhance 8th FW Airmen’s ability to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, briefs a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. Dunbar visited Kunsan to see how the Airmen from the 115th FW help enhance 8th FW Airmen’s ability to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, fires blanks rounds from a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a HMMWV during an 8th Security Forces Squadron demonstration at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker visited Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing Airmen deployed as part of a Theater Security Package and gained a greater understanding of the Wolf Pack’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, fires blanks rounds from a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a HMMWV during an 8th Security Forces Squadron demonstration at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker visited Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing Airmen deployed as part of a Theater Security Package and gained a greater understanding of the Wolf Pack’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing command chief, pose for a photo with Airmen from the 115th FW, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Dunbar and Safer visited the 115th FW Airmen deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps maintain regional security and stability.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing command chief, pose for a photo with Airmen from the 115th FW, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Dunbar and Safer visited the 115th FW Airmen deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps maintain regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing command chief, speaks with a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Safer visited the Airmen who have integrated with the 8th Fighter Wing to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. Airmen from the 115th FW deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing command chief, speaks with a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Safer visited the Airmen who have integrated with the 8th Fighter Wing to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. Airmen from the 115th FW deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, greets Airmen from the 8th Security Forces Squadron, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker visited Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing Airmen deployed as part of a Theater Security Package and gained a greater understanding of the Wolf Pack’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, greets Airmen from the 8th Security Forces Squadron, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker visited Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing Airmen deployed as part of a Theater Security Package and gained a greater understanding of the Wolf Pack’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard command chief (left), Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin‘s adjutant general (middle), and The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin (right), wear traditional Wolf Pack jerseys presented by 115th FW leadership at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker and Wisconsin Air National Guard leadership visited Airmen from the 115th FW deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard command chief (left), Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin‘s adjutant general (middle), and The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin (right), wear traditional Wolf Pack jerseys presented by 115th FW leadership at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 16, 2017. Walker and Wisconsin Air National Guard leadership visited Airmen from the 115th FW deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, visited Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 16, 2017, to show support for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Airmen who are currently deployed to Kunsan.

Dunbar arrived a day prior to Walker and toured the base, familiarizing himself with the mission of the Wolf Pack and the integration between Airmen from Kunsan and the Air National Guard. While here, he received a mission briefing from Col. David “Wolf” Shoemaker, 8th FW commander and viewed a security forces demonstration before sitting down with 115th FW Airmen for lunch.

“It’s an honor to have our Wisconsin Air National Guard serving here,” said Dunbar. “It really shows that the Air Force is one team, one fight.”

The visit recognized multiple Airmen from the 115th FW for their hard work and sacrifices made while serving here as part of a Theater Security Package, which is a routine deployment of additional fighter squadrons and supporting personnel and equipment that bolster U.S. forces across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on a rotating basis.

Governor Walker joined Dunbar Sept. 16, to visit the Airmen of the 115th supporting Kunsan and the mission of the TSP.

"Taking the time to see our troops in action while in the region was a priority of mine," Walker said. "It's important for our Wisconsin guardsmen to know that we support them, are thinking of them and that we understand the vital role they fulfill here at Kunsan."

As part of his visit, Walker was also able to view the base defense component of that mission through a security forces demonstration, riding in a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and firing blank rounds out of a .50 caliber machine gun. Before departing Kunsan, 115th FW leadership, with the support of 8th FW leadership, performed an honored tradition of the Wolf Pack by presenting Walker and Dunbar with traditional Kunsan jerseys, and the governor offered a few words.

“I can’t say thank you enough for the good work that you all are doing here. It’s really a great effort, and we appreciate it,” said Walker. “We have the next generation of great leaders here. Like those who came home before you and those who made that ultimate sacrifice, we can’t say thank you enough.”

The 115th FW will continue to serve at Kunsan through November 2017, supporting U.S. Pacific Command’s force posture and underscoring the United States’ commitment to regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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