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OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Staff Sgt. Miriam Larson, 51st Dental Squadron dental technician, conducts a teeth cleaning at the dental clinic here May 1. Dental technicians do more than teeth cleanings - they are also trained in areas such as oral X-rays, instrument sterilzation, and records and reception. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) Dental technicians ‘more than techs’
"Thirty white horses on a red hill First they champ Then they stamp Then they stand still." Bilbo Baggins challenged Gollum with this riddle in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." One group of Airmen who should know the answer are the dental technicians of the 51st Dental Squadron here. Starting with nine and a half weeks of training at Sheppard AFB,
0 5/07
2007
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- During a unit visit Friday, Pfc. David Lampson, left, an automated logistical specialist in Fox Maintenance Company, 1-43 Air and Missile Defense Battalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, received a visit from Lt. Gen. David Valcourt, 8th U.S. Army commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, 8th U.S. Army CSM. Private First Class Lampson had the seldom sought after honor of having his paperwork and Military Occupational Specialty knowledge put to the test by his commanding general, while Lt. Col. John Chavez, 1-43 AMD Battalion commander, looks on. For his bravery, Private First Class Lampson received the CG’s coin. (U.S. Army photo)
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0 5/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo ADAPT offers alcohol use disorder screenings
National Alcohol Screening Day is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as a free and anonymous screening for alcohol use disorders. The Air Force continues to promote a culture of responsible choices where providing education and dispelling related myths about alcohol will not only help keep our Airmen safe,
0 5/06
2007
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Alicia Bratten, Pacific Air Force's Youth of the Year, poses with Brig. Gen. Joe Reynes, 51st Fighter Wing commander, and Mrs. Karen Reynes. (Courtesy photo) Osan teen selected as PACAF Youth of the Year
Sometimes people get so caught up in their work, they don't realize how much they've accomplished until they take a step back. An Osan teen realized this when she won Youth of the Year for both the base and Pacific Air Force. "I know I did a lot," said 17-year-old Alicia Bratten. "It just didn't feel like 425 hours (volunteering) for 2006." From
0 5/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Colliding with traffic safety
Over the last several months Osan has seen a developing trend of unsafe transportation practices. Unfortunately some of these have injured our airmen and damaged government vehicles. The problems involve all three of our main ways of getting around: motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The statistics show that individuals in 7th Air Force are
0 5/03
2007
5th Recon Squadron 'Blackcats' to celebrate 90 years of service
The 5th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrates its 90th anniversary with a dining-in at the Blackcat Compound on Friday at 6 p.m. Col. Stephen P. Sheehy, 9th Maintenance Group commander, is attending the dinner as the special guest speaker. Other special guests include Chief Master Sgt. Michael Baca, 9th Operations Group superintendent, and Master Sgt.
0 5/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo DFAS returns to its World Wide Web home
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is returning to its original World Wide Web location on May 1. The DFAS Web site will shift to www.dfas.mil from its current location within the Department of Defense (DoD) domain at www.dod.mil/dfas . DFAS officials believe the change will make the Web site easier to find for its customers and partners.
0 5/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dorm managers maintain Airmen’s home away from home
The old "Transformers" cartoon theme song said they're "more than meets the eye." One glance into the day in the life a dorm manager, and it's obvious the same can be said about these Airmen. Their day begins with the daily task of filling out both the Airmen Vacant Room Roster and the Occupancy Report. These forms keep track of the empty rooms in
0 4/30
2007
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Starting today, people will need personal identification numbers to make calls that don't begin with 0505, 010, 011 and 031. (Photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) PINs required to make long distance calls
Starting Tuesday, people on Osan will be required to use a personal identification number to place long distance calls from base telephones. "This will reduce Team Osan's annual telephone bill and prevent abuse by ensuring that only authorized members can make commercial long distance calls," said Master Sgt. Roderick Fletcher, 51st Communications
0 4/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Got mold?
As Korea settles into the spring season, things are slowly returning to life -- though not all are as welcome as the flowering trees around base. Around Osan, spring has also meant the return of mold. "We expect to start seeing mold grow around the base during late spring or early summer," said Maj. Timothy Allmann, the 51st Medical Group
0 4/29
2007
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