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  • Practice makes perfect

    Members of Team Osan are excellent at many things, and training for any contingency is one of them. Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel system maintenance flight conducted aircraft confined space rescue training Friday. The exercise consisted of individuals simulating being incapacitated in a confined space due to fumes, and then
  • A cool reminder

    It's probably one of man's greatest inventions of all time: Air Conditioning. As the summer months arrive, the 51st Civil Engineering Squadron has begun turning on air conditioning units here.  But as the cold air begins to flow, residents must be sure to not set their thermostats too low. "65 degrees and below causes condensation in the fixtures
  • 7AF, ROKAF conclude large scale flying exercise

    The two wings from 7th Air Force and Republic of Korea air wings from across the peninsula participated in a week-long Combined Large Force Exercise (CLFE) that culminated in a 38-aircraft training scenario, focusing on joint Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground tactics in the Eastern Training Complex Thursday. The exercise, which concluded with the
  • Important paperwork for traveling

    Good paperwork can make for a great trip. That's especially true when the paperwork involved is a Force Protection Plan. It's required paperwork for military individuals on leave or temporary duty assignment to any Non-U.S. country or territory. "It's so we know where you are, and how to find you," said Mr. Tony Smith, the 51st Fighter Wing
  • Preparing the next generation of Airmen

    They are a new generation of airmen who are ready to fight tonight. The First Term Airmen's Center is a two week course, designed to transition first duty station Airmen from training to a mission-oriented environment. The course provides a means of inprocessing airmen with a solid foundation of base briefings in order to prepare them to become
  • New Commander leads the Mustang Stampede

    Col. Jon Norman assumed command of the 51st Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Joseph Reynes Jr. in a ceremony today at Osan Air Base. Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, 7th Air Force commander, was the presiding officer."Brigadier General Joseph Reynes has led the Mustang Stampede to incredible heights of excellence, and, because of his leadership, the thunder and
  • Helping one car full at a time

    Airmen helping Airmen has become a core principle in today's Air Force. From the Wingman policies, Operation Security, driving under the influence prevention and just lending a helping hand, the Air Force is about taking care of each other. At Osan Air Base, Airmen helping Airmen has taken the form of the First Friday program. On the first Friday
  • Master, technical sergeant promotion rates announced

    The Air Force selected 6,002 of 24,115 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, and 7,314 of 39,797 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. The master sergeant selection rate, 24.89 percent, rose 5.03 percent from last year, while this year's technical sergeant rate, 18.38 percent, rose 1.62 percent. "The
  • Changes in Air Force to ultimately benefit Airmen

    An Air Force-wide plan to reduce the number of Airmen while saving money for equipment upgrades will be difficult, but ultimately, beneficial, said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. During an enlisted call here June 6, Chief McKinley spoke with Airmen about the Air Force Shaping Initiative, which will reduce the service by