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  • Osan recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    To commemorate October’s Energy Action month, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron’s energy management team is challenging Team Osan to utilize best practices in efficient energy usage to enhance mission capability and readiness. During Energy Action Month, the Air Force will emphasize the need for smart energy solutions and inform Airmen, Air Force senior leaders, policy makers and aligned organizations about what they can do to effectively distribute, generate, and manage resilient and reliable energy across the enterprise. This year’s Air Force theme, “Energy Able – Mission Capable,” tasks installations to foster cultures that prioritize energy optimization and water management.
  • ATC making the pieces fit like Tetris

    It’s like a game of Tetris, only instead of blocks, its aircraft and lives – the simplest mistake can prove fatal.For air traffic controllers, the job is in a constant state of flux. One second they’re easily controlling the ground or air traffic, then in a split second chaos can ensue.“It gets chaotic when you have so many pilots needing so many
  • Osan Medics train for battlefield care

    Medics from the 51st Medical Group participated in multiple two day Tactical Combat Casualty Care training courses recently at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. TCCC is a joint training course that provides medical personnel with capabilities to serve in hostile combat conditions.The training is part of an Air Force-wide initiative to better
  • Mustang resiliency gets gritty

    More than 180 members of Team Osan lined the ballroom of the Officer’s Club Sept. 26, 2019. Speckled amongst the guests were volunteers donning black t-shirts with the words “You Matter” written in white letters across the front.Sponsored by the chapel, the Grit luncheon encouraged Airmen to seek help and find the strength inside them when life
  • Team Osan reopens dorm after renovations

    Team Osan held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a dormitory renovation project Sept. 26, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.The project on dormitory 1349 began two years ago with a project concept to renovate day rooms, bed rooms, lighting fixtures and install a new HVAC system.“The freedom of 51 million people starts with a good night’s
  • Air Power Day 2019 Wraps Up

    Team Osan’s Air Power Day 2019 hosted more than 33 thousand attendees throughout the weekend to include both the DOD Friends and Family and the public day Sept. 20-21. The 51st Fighter Wing showcased a variety of joint and combined capabilities with various assets from across the Republic of Korea and U.S. Forces Korea available for static display
  • 51st CES conducts RADR training

    Generally, at the center of Air Force installation operations is the airfield and the runway, heavily guarded by law enforcement and surveillance to keep people and assets safe. Which leaves the question: what would happen if Osan Air Base’s runway was somehow left damaged? It is the responsibility of the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron to make accurate and timely repairs. In preparation for similar scenarios, the squadron held their biannual rapid airfield damage recovery training Sept. 9-13, 2019.
  • USFK Extends Curfew Suspension for an additional 90 Days

    United States Forces Korea extended the USFK-wide curfew suspension for servicemembers for an additional 90 days from September 17 to December 17.The original curfew suspension assessment, imposed from June 17 to September 17, focused on servicemember behavior, morale, and readiness factors.The curfew suspension extension serves as an additional
  • Firefighters rescue, treat Airmen mid-air

    Instructors from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam’s 554th RED HORSE Squadron trained and tested 10 Pacific Air Forces firefighters from three bases on high-risk, elevated and confined space rescue tactics.