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Mr. Andrew Bossard, a briefer during the Storyteller event, shares his story of resiliency at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 6, 2017. During the event, Bossard’s topic was shades of ambiguity in which he spoke about overcoming prejudice as a child and his ability to bounce back through adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Osan Storytellers teach resilience, strength
Throughout the Air Force, no matter the job or rank, every Airman has a story.
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U.S. Air Force Chap. (Lt. Col.) Jeffery Granger, 51st Fighter Wing chaplain, lights a candle during a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 25, 2017. Six candles were lit at the end of the ceremony to represent the estimated 6 million Jews executed during the Holocaust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Team Osan honors Holocaust victims
The Osan Air Base Chapel held a remembrance ceremony April 25, 2017, in honor of the victims of the Holocaust.An estimated two out of every three Jews under Nazi-controlled areas were killed during the Holocaust; this equates to roughly 6 million men, women and children. During Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies, six candles are lit to honor
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A Republic of Korea Airman cuts concrete during the U.S./ROK Combined Airfield Damage Repair Exercise at Daegu Air Base, April 19, 2017. The annual exercise ensures seamless interoperability between the U.S. and ROK while conducting airfield damage repair and improves their capability and commitment to work together at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) We go together: US/ROK combined exercise
Sounds of big machinery and shovels moving earth echoed as U.S. and Republic of Korea Civil Engineer Airmen worked side by side during the Combined Airfield Damage Repair Exercise, April 17-20, 2017.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron takes off for a training mission during Exercise Beverly Herd 17-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 1, 2017. The exercise provided the fighter Squadrons at Osan the chance to practice a large amount of dynamic firepower training in a short period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo) Fiends Help Wolfpack Kick-off MAX THUNDER
Exercise MAX THUNDER, the 2nd largest flying exercise held on the Korean Peninsula, kicked off April 17, 2017, hosted by the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base.U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and ROK personnel all train in this annual exercise to sustain and build upon skills important to defending the security of the Korean Peninsula.
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U.S. Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence greets U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Forces Korea commander, after landing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 16, 2017. Pence’s visit to Korea highlighted the importance of the U.S. – ROK alliance, and how teamwork will be vital to deterring regional threats and maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) VPOTUS lands at Osan
U.S. Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence greets U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Forces Korea commander, after landing at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 16, 2017. Pence’s visit to Korea highlighted the importance of the U.S. – ROK alliance, and how teamwork will be vital to deterring regional threats and
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brett Hamblin, left, 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit 2-man, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron McBride, 36th AMU 3-man, middle, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Fitzpatrick, 36th AMU 1-man, right, stand in front of a F-16 Fighting Falcon after a quarterly 51st Maintenance Group weapons load competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 14, 2017. The top two weapons load crews compete every quarter, and they were joined by the 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard for this quarter’s competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) 'Jersey Devils' win quarterly load competition
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brett Hamblin, left, 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit 2-man, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron McBride, 36th AMU 3-man, middle, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Fitzpatrick, 36th AMU 1-man, right, stand in front of a F-16 Fighting Falcon after a quarterly 51st Maintenance Group weapons load competition at Osan Air
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(Courtesy Photo) Combating air pollution
This year has brought the longest and worst "air pollution season" on record in the Republic of Korea. Here are some tips for understanding air quality levels, risk factors and how to protect yourself and your family members.
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Members of Team Osan signed a pledge to take responsibility in their role for preventing sexual assault during the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick-off Breakfast at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 11, 2017. The vision of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is to establish a basis for recovery and eliminate sexual assault from the ranks of the DoD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Awareness and Prevention #NotJustApril
April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and is also recognized by the Department of Defense. The vision of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is to establish a basis for recovery and eliminate sexual assault from the ranks of the DoD.  “People hear about sexual assault, but they
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U.S. Army Spc. Sung Seo, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery medical NCO in charge, treats a simulated head wound of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jackson Sullivan, 51st Security Forces Squadron response force leader, during the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Expert Field Medical Badge preliminary competition at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 6, 2017. During the competition, Seo earned the top performer slot over the other 14 participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Simulated combat trauma tests Army medics
In a small dilapidated village on a soggy April day, 15 soldiers vied for the opportunity to compete for one of the top Army medical accolades: the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge.
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Republic of Korea Army Warrant Officer Jung Eun-hee, talks about her experiences becoming ROKA’s first female helicopter instructor pilot during the Women’s History Month Luncheon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 30, 2017.  Eun-hee has around 1,500 flying hours, including aerial assault and combat support missions. She joined the ROKA in 1999 as an Air Traffic Controller and began pilot training in 2004 after three years of making efforts to be accepted into the male-only career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Women Leading the Charge
 “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”  -Amelia Earhart Women have not only left their mark on our history, but they also continue to shape the world we live in today, including in the armed forces. One of the ways we honor these pioneers is Women’s History Month.Empowered
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