Community Outreach

PYONGTAEK, Republic of Korea --  Republic of Korea and U.S. Air Force Airmen visit a learning center for children and young adults with disabilities. (Courtesy photo)

PYONGTAEK, Republic of Korea -- Republic of Korea and U.S. Air Force Airmen visit a learning center for children and young adults with disabilities. (Courtesy photo)

SUWON, Republic of Korea --  Maj. Mary Brookins and a group of Airmen from Osan Air Base visit Mae Sun Elementary School in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Connor)

SUWON, Republic of Korea -- Maj. Mary Brookins and a group of Airmen from Osan Air Base visit Mae Sun Elementary School in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Connor)

SEOUL, Republic of Korea --  Osan Airmen help work on Father Paul's Church here. (Courtesy photo)

SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- Osan Airmen help work on Father Paul's Church here. (Courtesy photo)

SUWON, Republic of Korea --  Members of the 51st Medical Group attended the Ajou University Hospital Medical English Class Graduation Ceremony in December.  Nurses stationed here helped Korean students with conversational-speaking skills to better prepare them for working with and caring for English-speaking people.  (Photo by Ms. Hyojung Woo)

SUWON, Republic of Korea -- Members of the 51st Medical Group attended the Ajou University Hospital Medical English Class Graduation Ceremony in December. Nurses stationed here helped Korean students with conversational-speaking skills to better prepare them for working with and caring for English-speaking people. (Photo by Ms. Hyojung Woo)


At Osan Air Base, there are numerous community outreach programs which take place beyond the gates of Osan. Each program is a great volunteer opportunity for all of Team Osan. Airmen, Soldiers and civilians alike are already spending hundreds of hours of their off-duty time to enrich and improve the lives of South Koreans.

There are English conversation and instruction type classes going on in neighboring churches, elementary schools, high schools and universities, as well as between the ROK and U.S. Airmen. Other groups visit neighboring orphanages, a home for the impoverished elderly, pick-up trash on hiking trails, while others make a four-hour roundtrip journey to help build a church on the top of a mountain.

For more information about the following programs taking place beyond the gates, contact the program point of contact. To register as a volunteer and find out how you can get involved in your community on Osan Air Base and beyond, call the base volunteer coordinator at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, 784-5440.

Beyond the Gates

More than 400 Team Osan military servicemembers, civilian employees, and their family members volunteer more than 2,400 hours in Korean communities every quarter. Annually, the numbers surpass 1,600 total volunteers with more than 9,600 hours volunteered.

Aehyang Orphanage
Father Paul's Church Construction Project
First Songtan Church English Instruction Class
Heavenly Grace Orphanage
King's Kid Club
Korean Soccer League
Little Sisters of the Poor Elderly Home
Mae San Elementary/Suwon H.S. English Instruction/Conversation
ROKAF/USAF English and Korean Conversation Class
Shin Sang Orphanage
Songtan Burak Community Center English Instruction Class
Suwon University Good Neighbor Exchange Program 

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