Ronnie Oldham's U.S.A.F. Assignments
6168th Combat Support Squadron, Tague Air Base, Korea
My short tour in Korea was at a place called K-2. It was actually the Taegu commercial airport, but like most airports in Korea, it was primarily a military installations. The USAF contingent at K-2 was fairly small. We were basically support for a squadron of F-4s (In understand they now fly F-15s out of Taegu.) Since we were a small base, most everything came through our headquarters at Osan Air Base. just south of Seoul. My job title was Assistant, Base Administration, which was typically a job reserved to Master Sergeants or above. It really was a small unit. In fact, the Tague AB had the smallest bowling alley I have ever seen. It had two lanes and the pins were set manually by Korean dudes. I was on the decontamination team and I have to tell you, they really take the war games serious in Korea. I spent many days under a desk in my blacked out office wearing a gas mask. Fun times! The interesting thing is that the USAF regulations changed while I was enroute to Korea, which really messed up my plans. I had always planned to separate when my time came and the requirement for a stateside assignment was six month. Sometime while I was in Australia, they changed it to 12 months, so I was faced with a decision; stay in Korea until my DOS or extend for long enough to get a stateside assignment. I extended and received orders for Malmstron AFB, Montana, which in in Great Falls.
Travels around Korea
Living in Taegu, South Korea
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