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OSAN AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION: Hosts meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1530 to 1630 at the Enlisted Club (side room). We represent the USAF as a non-profit organization fighting for the rights of enlisted members in Washington D.C. For more information please email OsanAFSAChapter1556@us.af.mil You can also check out our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AFSA1556/
PT TEST POLICY REMINDER: Are you PCSing soon? Is your PT test due soon? According to AFI 34-2905, "Airmen pending PCS must have a current FA score on file that will not expire through the Report-No-Later-Than-Date (RNLTD) and 42-day acclimatization period. If the current FA expires prior to the member's RNLTD+42 days, the Airman must complete a FA before departing their losing duty station." Be sure to schedule your PT test before you try to PCS from Osan or you MAY not be able to out process! There are a limited number of slots per test time, and no exceptions will be made for members trying to PCS.
7TH AIR FORCE POLICY: Airmen will not provide money or anything of value to an employee or establishment in the ROK for the primary purpose of obtaining an employee's company or companionship, either inside or outside of the establishment. This includes paying a fee to play darts, pool, or engage in other entertainment with an employee, or buying a drink or souvenir in exchange for an employee's company. Members of the USAF who fail to comply with the provisions of this are subject to punishment under the UCMJ. Infractions can be reported to the Security Forces Squadron at 784-5515.
CIVIL PROCEEDINGS: If you receive a writ, summons, or notice of legal proceedings against the U.S. Government, please contact 51 FW/JA as soon as possible. If the suit is against you in a personal capacity, 51 FW/JA may also be able to assist under its legal assistance program. For any questions, please contact the Legal Office at 784-4131.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: If calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from a Korean cell phone, please dial: 001-1-800-273-TALK (8255). If anyone has issues with calling from their cellphones, it’s possible your carrier does not support 1-800 calls. You can talk to your cellphone carrier, or use a VOIP such as skype.
ADC WALK IN HOURS: The Osan AB Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC) will now have walk-in hours available from 0800-1100. The hours of 1300-1600 will remain reserved for appointments only. To schedule an appointment please contact the ADC office at 784-6774.
POV REGISTRATION: Members registering their POV with Pass and Registration MUST bring a photocopy of their Pyeongtaek DMV issued Registration, Safety Inspection Certificate (inspection must be within 30 days), Insurance Policy and Exception to Policy Letter (if applicable). Pass and Registration office DOES NOT provide photocopy services. For more information, please contact Pass and Registration at DSN: 784-4489 or visit the 51 FW SharePoint website at https://osan.eis.pacaf.af.mil/51FW/51MSG/51SFS/PaI/Pages/default.aspx
SHORT TERM VEHICLE PASS: Any TDY personnel wishing to obtain a short term vehicle pass for a rental vehicle must have the following below documents:
E-7 and Above:
- USFK Driver's License (134EK); must take test at LRS and bring test score sheet to Pass and Registration
- Rental Agreement; must be under personnel obtaining a short term vehicle pass
- Copy of TDY orders; orders MUST state rental is authorized
E-6 and Below require an additional completed Exception to Policy Memorandum/Police Record Check.
For more information, please contact Pass and Registration at DSN: 784-4489.
KOREAN GPS APP: If you’re looking for a good GPS app, the Naver Map application, essentially a Korean Google Maps, has been recently updated to support English and can give detailed information on subways, buses and speed cameras.
CIVIL DEMONSTRATIONS: May occur in the ROK, with activities increasing during exercises, they may be small (1-5 participants) or large in size (1,000+). Risk is typically low but can become violent. USFK personnel should avoid such areas. If encountered, turn around, find an alternate route or seek Korean National Police for help. BOTTOM LINE: Avoid confrontation. Do not discuss policies, take photos, engage with participants or become part of the event.
IN-SERVICE RECRUITER AIR FORCE RESERVE: For more information on a career in the Air Force Reserve, Palace Chase, and Palace Front opportunities, please contact your in-service recruiter: DSN 225-6388.
SEOUL VPC: Members are only required to bring documentation for shipping their POV at the time of their scheduled appointment at the Seoul Vehicle Processing Center. Please do not submit documents via an unsure e-mail. Contact VPC personnel at DSN 723-8912 or 8916 if you have any questions.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL: Spent light bulbs of all types, shapes and sizes; batteries separated by type (alkaline, lithium, nickel-cadmium, etc) with their terminals taped with electrical or duct tape; paint; used oil and cleaning products must be disposed of at the Hazardous Waste Disposal Shop. Call the shop at 784-6508 and make an appointment before visiting to dispose of anything. Visit Osan's Green Initiative web page for additional information.
EMERGENCY/NON EMERGENCY NUMBERS: If you have an emergency - risk to life, limb or eyesight - contact Security Forces, the Fire Department or the MDG ambulance/ER by dialing 911 from a DSN phone or on-base landline, 0505-784-9111, 119 from off base, or 010-6321-3645 for Town Patrol off base. For non-emergency situations, contact Security Forces at (0505) 784-5515, the Fire Department at (0505) 784-4710, the MDG ambulance/ER at (0505) 784-2500, the Korean National Police at 031-666-2122 from off base, or 010-6321-3645 for Town Patrol off base.
NEWCOMERS BRIEF: Newcomers must schedule with their security manager to attend the weekly Base Newcomers Brief and must be in place NLT 7:30 a.m. due to the new 51 FW KRO policy. Briefs are held every Friday. Supervisors, please inform newcomers of this mandated time. Please DO NOT bring any backpacks, bags, cell phones, or other electronic devices to the morning Korea Readiness Orientation (KRO) portion of the Newcomers Brief. Please direct any questions to 51 FW/IGI DSN: 784-1625.
PROPER WASTE DISPOSAL: Government properties (e-waste, serviceable furniture, appliances, tires, etc.) should be taken to TMO. Wood products (pallets, boards, TMO designated unserviceable government furniture, etc), personal purchased furniture and appliances should be taken to the recycling center (B-131) by the user. Construction debris should be taken to the following locations; Construction roll-off containers (B-307, B-803, B-2468), Recycling center (B-131). *With refrigerators, water fountains, etc.; ensure safe removal of refrigerant before turn in. For More information contact TMO, 784-1702 or Environmental office 784-4272/8971.
FINANCE OUT-PROCESSING BRIEFING: Finance Out-processing briefings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. to assist members that are PCS'ing out of Osan AB.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT OFFICE: The Personal Property Office and Passenger Travel Office have updated their contact number to better serve customers. If you're scheduling official government flight travel, making a port-call reservation, or scheduling property shipments/deliveries. Due to peak season shipments, the Traffic Management Office requires a minimum of 15 days from the time of counseling to move any property from Peninsula. Please contact our office for more information or assistance @ 784-6915
PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV): Any complaints and/or inquiries in connection with POV shipment delays may be filed with Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) IG Team. Please contact them commercially at (618)220-5449 or via email USARMY Scott AFB SDDC Mailbox POV IG Response firstname.lastname@example.org
INITIAL / FOLLOW-UP MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE BRIEFING, TUESDAYS
- Presented by the 51 FSS Education & Training Center, this is mandatory for all First Time Users, Officer/Enlisted, as well as members flagged for follow-up counseling, for military TA. No Appointment Necessary! Held every Tuesday at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Bldg 788, Rm. 26. For additional information or questions please contact the Education Center at 784-4220.
BASE HONOR GUARD VOLUNTEERS: The Base Honor Guard is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in being part of the team, contact DSN 784-7282.
YOUTH PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS (5-50+ HOURS): The Youth Center, School Age Program, and Teen Center are always welcoming volunteers to come and interact with our Youth Members. If you would like to help with daily activities, special events, or lead activities of your own, stop by or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
HOMEWARD BOUND ANIMAL SHELTER: We are a private organization run entirely by volunteers. We require all volunteers to first attend one of our training sessions, which are always the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. No advance notice needed, just show up. We're located in Bldg 766--near the Chapel, Vet Clinic, and Pass and Registration. We are in the same building as the vet clinic but we have a separate entrance at the very back. Once you've been through the training you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. Our shift times are 6 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. every day. Volunteers walk dogs, play with cats, scoop cat litter, sweep the floor, fill food and water bowls as needed. Each shift lasts about an hour, but it can vary a lot. firstname.lastname@example.org
OSAN AMERICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Volunteers are need for the Osan American Elementary School Library on weekdays between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The librarian is in need of volunteer to assist with administrative duties and assisting students during class visits. Contact the OAEM for more information.
OSAN SAPR TEAM: The Osan SAPR Team is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Victim Advocates. For more information please contact 51FWCVK@us.af.mil.
USO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES: USO Osan offers volunteer opportunities such USO Center Representative, Program Volunteers, Patriot Express Volunteers and Special Event Volunteers, available 7 days a week. There are also award opportunities for volunteer hours such as the President Volunteer Service Award, USO Pacific Region Volunteer of the Quarter and USO Osan Volunteer of the Month. For more information Mr. David Yoo can be contacted at 784-0469/0482.
POST OFFICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Base Post Office is looking for volunteers throughout the year to process mail and pitch letters and magazines. The Post Office is open Monday through Saturday. Volunteers can contact DSN: 784-1014 or email 51CS.SCXM@us.af.mil for questions or to schedule volunteer time.
FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
PHA: Each member due or overdue for their PHAQ must complete the online questionnaire through their MyIMR. Once completed, each member is responsible for scheduling their Mental Health Assessment (MHA). For non-fly status, contact DSN 784-3627 option 1, option 1. Flyers/GSU may contact DSN 784-2618 to schedule your appointment.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Are you PCSing? Please be advised that all AD members are required to complete and send the TB Risk Assessment to 51 AMDS/SGPM Org (email@example.com) within 30 days of their departure. Also, AD members are responsible for ensuring Individual Medical Readiness (IMR), you can view your IMR status at: https://asims.afms.mil/webapp/MyIMR status is current through PCS. Failing to accomplish any of these requirements can result in a delay in the completion of the virtual out-processing checklist.
PERFORMANCE NUTRITION 101: Nutritional Medicine is hosting a new class on healthy eating and living. The class is only one hour and is held on the second week of every month, on Tuesday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursday from 4 p.m.-5 p.m., in the AMDS Conference at the 51st Medical Group. Classes are open to the first 10 people to register. Click here to sign up. Contact 784-5022 for more information.
FAMILY ADVOCACY CLASSES: Interested in improving your communication, relationships, parenting, stress, etc...? The Family Advocacy Program can assist you with learning useful strategies. Call 784-5010 for additional information on classes and resources.
SOJU THINK YOU CAN DRINK: (STYCD) is an interactive alcohol education class for active duty members. Civilian dress is encouraged for open participation and discussion. The class offers a chance to learn responsible drinking tactics and techniques, how to manage perceived pressures to drink, and education on soju itself. The class incorporates demonstrations with drunk goggles, active discussion with subject matter experts in a relaxed atmosphere that has open and honest conversations regarding alcohol. Classes are offered every 4th Tuesday at 0800 in the Community Center. For more information please call 784-2149.
COMBAT HAPKIDO SELF-DEFENSE: No experience or affiliation necessary. Practical and eclectic defensive tactics. First class is free. Flexible and competitive fee plan conducive to ops tempo.
Who: Anyone who has access to the Fitness Center (AD, Contractors, Spouses)
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Osan Fitness Center
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: When: Monday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (Gi), Wednesday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (Gi), Friday: 6:30 p.m.-8p.m. (Gi), Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. (Gi or No Gi)
Where: Aerobics Room
KOREAN TAE KWON DO: Instructor: Grandmaster Mun; Who: Anyone who has access to the Fitness Center (AD, Contractors, Spouses)
When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. -12 p.m.; 12-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; and, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Osan Fitness Center Racquetball Court Area; Info: All levels welcome
WEDNESDAY 10K RUN: Join the Osan Runners Club on the back patio of Turumi Lodge for a 10K run every Wednesday at 1730. All skill levels are welcome and there are shorter routes if you're not ready for a 10K. Please have a light/reflective belt with you for the run. For more information join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/runosan.
OSAN TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Hosts meeting every Tuesday from 1130 to 1230 at the Community Center. The club is for anyone who wants to improve their communication and leadership skills. For more information, please contact Ms. Kimberly Gold at 010-6439-8575 or email at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICKUP SOCCCER: Play some soccer every Tuesdays and Thursdays 1800 at the Mustang field. It is open to any personnel with access to the base. The pickup games are for any level of experience. The base team will scout both days to find active and competitive players to compete against ROKAF, off base, and other base teams. You can also find out more by contacting email@example.com or visiting the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209016912897147/
RIDE THE ROK: Whether you skate, scoot, inline, BMX, or know someone that does, we're a small group interested in showing you the various skate parks around Korea. We will be headed to a skate park every Sunday. This is a great opportunity to get away, have some fun, and meet Koreans with the same interests as you! Younger children are not recommended unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or find our Facebook group page called "Ride The ROK" for more details.
BIKE OSAN: Join the Bike Osan Facebook group. All types of cyclists- road, mountain, triathlete, commuter, beginner to advanced. Many local training rides weekly, usually longer rides on the weekends. All rides are "no-drop", we stay together. Discuss anything about cycling- ride plans, route information, basic bike information, upcoming bike events, buy/sell, cycling advice. Click the Facebook link and request membership. https://www.facebook.com/groups/573590976151988/?ref=bookmarks
OSAN AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? If you are struggling with this question, please see if the Osan Al-Anon Family Group can help. Meetings are at the Chapel Annex, Classroom #1, every Monday at 7-9:30 p.m. For further information visit www.al-anon.org.
MAAF KOREA: Community. Camaraderie. Free thought. - Our mission is to provide a supportive community for Humanist, Atheist, Skeptical, and Freethinking service members and their families across Korea and build camaraderie through shared activities and values! Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAAF.Korea or email us at MAAFKorea@yahoo.com.
OSAN AB SAPR THEATER GROUP: We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic volunteers for the stage and behind the scenes. What is the SAPR Theater Group? We present skits/monologues at SAPR briefings/Commander's Calls and assist with official IG and unofficial IG exercises to educate our base personnel on Sexual Assault Prevention using interactive scenario based presentations. Please bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and a friend to this meeting. SAPR Victim Advocates, if you have any questions or know someone who would like to become part of the group please feel free to forward this invitation to them. If you are interested in participating call 784-2832.
WOMEN INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATIONS: WINGS is a private organization whose purpose is to unite for the mutual benefit of all persons concerned in promoting social, cultural, and recreational activities among members of WINGS, active duty women and to contribute maximum effort toward any approved charitable programs. Our monthly meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., location TBD. WINGS has teamed with the Army 35th ADA to participate in their "Female Mentorship" classes. For more information about WINGS contact like our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/OsanWINGS.
PROTESTANT MEN OF THE CHAPEL: Meets every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel Annex.
CHAPEL CATHOLIC SERVICES: Saturday Mass at 1700 & Sunday Mass at 0830 - Osan AB Chapel. For more information, please contact the Chapel at 784-5000.