Airmen return to Shaw AFB from South Korea | Community Spirit
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WIS) - About 400 airmen are back home Thursday after a 5-month deployment to the Republic of Korea.
The airmen are from the 20th Fighter Wing, 55th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit. They arrived at Shaw Air Force Base Thursday night.
"The 55th was deployed to Osan AB, ROK, to provide the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea commanders additional combat airpower in order to bolster regional security," said Lt. Col. Chris Claus, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander. “We were there to demonstrate America's resolve to support our allies, deter our enemies, and to complement the already impressive combat capabilities inherent in the 51st Operations Group (stationed at Osan AB, ROK).”
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