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Default Air Force Logo Spring 2007 Airman now available
The Air Force making some tough decisions about the Airmen it keeps in the force. And the chief of staff is traveling around the globe to tell Airmen about that and the issues that will affect their careers. These are just two of the stories in the Spring 2007 issue of Airman magazine, now available in print and online at www.af.mil/news/airman.
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OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  The new Korean Conflict-era "Checkertail" design on Brig. Gen. Joe Reynes' F-16 Fighting Falcon. The 51st Maintenance Squadron's corrosion element is painting the design on five command jets here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Connor) Heritage tailflash connects fighter wing to past
In medieval times, knights and royal families used heraldic symbols to identify themselves and remember their heritage. With modern military traditions connected to that time of chivalry and honor, it's no wonder the 51st Fighter Wing is bringing back a symbol that promotes its heritage. In December 2006, the 51st Maintenance Squadron corrosion
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Motorcycle accidents are on the rise throughout the Department of Defense and officials want to stress safety as the summer months approach.  The Air Force holds courses for all Airmen who ride motorcycles to promote safety and encourage safe riding habits. (U.S. Air Force photo) Officials emphasize motorcycle safety across force
With motorcycle fatalities on the rise over the past two years in the Defense Department, senior military officials are making sure that servicemembers and civilians are keeping safety in mind while hitting the roads this summer. The Army took the lead by hosting the two-day National Capital Region Motorcycle Safety Event at the Pentagon that
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman's Roll Call focuses on Combat Action Medal
In the spirit of cultivating warrior ethos in all Airmen, Air Force officials created the Air Force Combat Action Medal, which recognizes Airmen who have engaged the enemy. Through an evolution of Air Force warfighting roles, more Airmen are finding themselves involved in combat actions. Some Airmen have earned awards from other services to reflect
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2007
Good sleep with a proper rest cycle is important to safety and mission succes. (Photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) Good sleep important to safety, mission
Ah, the weekend - a time to stay up all night and sleep all day. Yet, come Monday morning, for some reason it's always hard to get up when your alarm blares. Why that "hard-to-get-out-of-bed" feeling come Monday morning? Proper rest doesn't happen overnight (so to speak). In order to keep their rest cycle in check, and remain "Ready to Fight, and
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Moving tips in time for summer
For people who are preparing to move due to PCS, separation or retirement, a successful move is not a matter of chance. It is the result of planning and hard work. Officials at the Air Force Claims Service Center say there are things servicemembers can and should do to safeguard their belongings during any move. The government does not pay for
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Osan water deemed 'healthy and safe'
The water at Osan is as safe to drink as ever, base officials said recently. "The water is healthy, but we make it pristine using filters and disinfectants," said Capt. Chunil Paeng, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron. "We go above and beyond to ensure the safety of the drinking water." Tap water on-base actually gets filtered twice before making its
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2007
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Brig. Gen. Joe Reynes, 51st Fighter Wing commander, prepares to fire at the Commanders & Chiefs Shootout on Tuesday. The winning team was Maj. Frank Schreiber and Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Abernathy, Det 2/18th Intelligence Squadron, with a combined time of 115.24 seconds. The Top Shooter for the day was Lt.Col. Daniel Runyon, 51st Munitions Squadron, with a time of 41 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eunique Stevens)
Commanders & Chiefs Shootout

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OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Senior Airman Ruben Hernandez, 51st Dental Squadron lab technician, checks finished dentures at the dental lab here Thursday. Dental lab technicians must complete six months of technical school, learning how to make everything from sports guards to bridges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) Dental lab techs bring smile to Osan
People are lined up at tables in a brightly lit room, creating miniature pieces of art - porcelain that must be shaped, polished and colored just right, molds that have to be perfectly cast. Their customers hope for perfection, and these Airmen expect nothing less from themselves. This is the scene in the dental lab as 51st Dental Squadron lab
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2007
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Tech. Sgt. Julia Dickinson goes over a training scenario with Senior Airman Jami Theiss here Thursday. Both Airmen are with the 621st Air Control Squadron, which controls all U.S. assets in the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) 'Cobra' always ready to strike
They've been in every major conflict in the Pacific for 60 years, work through base exercises until every last jet is on the ground and control all U.S. assets in the Republic of Korea - but in "Cobra Country," it's business as usual. But what exactly does the business of the 621st Air Control Squadron entail? "We ensure the safety of flight, and
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