Kunsan Air Base is a United States Air Force base located at Gunsan Airport, which is on the west coast of the South Korean peninsula bordered by the Yellow Sea. It is at the town of Gunsan about 150 miles (240 km) south of Seoul. The town (군산시 in Korean) can be romanized as both Gunsan and Kunsan. The United States Air Force uses Gunsanto refer to the town, and Kunsan to refer to the base. Kunsan Air Base is the home of the 8th Fighter Wing, “The Wolfpack,” assigned to the Pacific Air Forces Seventh Air Force and the 38th Fighter Group of the Republic of Korea Air Force.
The history of Kunsan Air Base dates back to 1938, when Japanese forces occupying Korea built a base near Kunsan for fighter-interceptor aircraft. When the Korean War broke out on 25 June 1950, Kunsan Air Base had no United States flying units assigned. In their rapid advance, the invading North Koreans captured Kunsan Air Base on 13 July 1950. The 24th Infantry Division retook Kunsan in October 1950, and the Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) Intervention Campaign that winter failed to push far enough south to put Kunsan in jeopardy.
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Passenger Service Center
Email: Please visit the Contact Us page and select “AMC Passenger Terminal” as recipient.
Inside Kunsan – Passenger Terminal (good page)
Attractions/Things to Do
AAFES Taxi: 782-4318
Base Military Shuttle Bus: 782-5317
Wolf Pack Wheels: 782-5317
Hertz Rental Car Agency: 99-465-5032
***Wolf Pack Wheels departs for Osan AB from the Community Activities Center
Friday: 0800 and 1800
Weekends: 0800 and 1430
Military.com Installation Guide – Transportation (good site)
Maps, Guides and Base Facilities
Other Excellent Links