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  • Osan wins biannual weapons competition

    Osan weapon loaders beat out Kunsan's team in a biannual weapons loading competition between the 51st and 8th Fighter Wings. Even though Osan won this competition, Kunsan is still ahead overall, having won three competitions to Osan's two. "It was a very close competition," said Chief Master Sgt. Bob Cooper, 51st Fighter Wing weapons manager. "Both
  • The dark dangers of the winter season

    Fall is my favorite season. The leaves are starting to change colors, temperatures are cooling off and the skies are often clear. But with these changes come longer periods of darkness. More hours of darkness create safety challenges for workers, school children, cyclists and joggers. All of us have noticed the sun rising later and setting earlier.
  • When did you last floss?

    When was the last time you flossed? How often do you floss? Can you demonstrate how you floss? How many times have you heard these questions asked by your dentist? The response to these questions may be eyes rolling, a short hesitation debating the correct answer, an automatic yes without even hearing the question, or a no with some lame excuse why
  • 51st FW announces quarterly award recipients

    Seven members of the 51st Fighter Wing were recognized at the Second Quarter 51st FW Awards lunch Thursday for their outstanding job performance, commitment to their community and tremendous contributions to the wing and Air Force.Junior Enlisted Person of the Quarter Senior Airman Olga Calle-Angel, 51st MDSS-  Senior Airman Olga Calle-Angel is the
  • Pharmacy prices increase

    Patients experience increase in drug prices across the Military Health System Patients who pay out-of-pocket for care received at the medical group may have experienced an increase in the amount they are normally billed for pharmaceuticals. The increase is due to a change in the pricing methodology used by the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia.
  • 7th AF commander bids farewell to Osan, AF

    After three years of service, people across the Republic of Korea are preparing to bid farewell to the 29th commander of 7th Air Force. Lt. Gen. Garry R. Trexler is set to enter retirement after serving 36 years in the military after he leaves Korea. During the past three years, the general said he has seen many changes. "One of the highlights has
  • Osan participates in NEO exercise

    Nearly 700 households processed through Osan's Evacuation Control Center Oct. 27 to Saturday as part of Courageous Channel 06-2 which tested all aspects of the U.S. Forces Korea non-combatant evacuation operation program. Osan's NEO program received the "BELL" of approval from the USFK commander. The NEO exercise encompassed Areas 1-6 on the
  • Doing cardio to lose weight

    Did you know that according to a study done in 2004, 46 percent of the Air Force is overweight and eight percent is obese? According to Mandy Baerman, Health and Wellness Center exercise physiologist, the number of obese Airmen has fallen since then, but the overweight numbers have stayed about the same. She said it's important for that number to
  • Mitigating the risk accociated with heaters

    We are rapidly approaching the winter season and the 51st Fighter Wing has begun a campaign in conjunction with 7th Air Force to place emphasis on the environmentally challenging portion of the year outside the "101 Critical Days of Summer." Not only is cold weather challenging, but the operations tempo is beginning to heat up as the days begin to
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