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  • Anthrax vaccinations to be mandatory in March for Osan

    Dr. David S. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, signed "Implementation of the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP)," Dec. 6. Mr. Chu's memo makes anthrax vaccinations mandatory for military personnel, emergency/mission-essential DoD civilians and contractors serving for more than 15 consecutive days in either Korea or
  • That's the ticket: COMM techs solve server troubles

    Rows and rows of computer servers lie hidden away in a windowless building here -- black monoliths of information. Every day this information is moved in, out and around, meaning someone has to make sure it moves smoothly. It's a big responsibility being the Poseidon of this sea of 0s and 1s, but the technicians of the 51st Communications Squadron
  • Act of kindness strengthens ties between ROK, U.S.

    Once a Mustang, always a Mustang! A former Airman and his family, members of the Mustang Stampede from 1998 to 2000, recently performed what some would describe as a random act of kindness, but their actions weren't random. What this family did was very deliberate and done with great purpose -- providing winter gloves, hats, mittens, scarves and
  • Osan pets must get microchips

    There is a new requirement to micro-chip all pet dogs and cats belonging to active duty military, retirees or U.S. federal civilians or contractors residing on and around Osan Air Base. On Dec. 1, Brig. Gen. Joe Reynes, 51st Fighter Wing commander signed a policy letter, "Microchip Program for Privately-Owned Animals." On Feb. 13, a U.S. Forces
  • Teen Center to host talent contest

    "The family that gets up on stage together, stays together." Isn't that how the old cliché goes? If not, it should as the 51st Services Squadron and the Teen Center host the 2007 Family and Teen Talent Contest. On March 31, the Teen Center invites moms, dads, brothers and sisters to sing, dance and perform together in the family-oriented event.
  • Personnel Records Readiness: Are you ready?

    Because change is the one thing you can count on, take time now to review your personnel records to ensure they are ready for whatever is around the next corner. The Air Force Personnel Center is establishing an annual campaign to encourage Airmen to review their records at the beginning of each year to make sure they remain complete, current and
  • Seventh Air Force names 'Best of the Best'

    Three civilian employees and five Airmen were named best in 7th Air Force at the command's annual awards dinner Saturday evening. The eight winners represented the "best of the best," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, commander of 7th Air Force. "I'd like to be able to bring all the nominees up here and give each of them an award, but you can't; you have
  • 51st MDG answers anthrax questions

    The Pentagon announced it plans to once again start requiring anthrax vaccinations for servicemembers heading into high threat regions. However, the 51st Medical Group is continuing the current voluntary program until the U.S. Air Force, Pacific Air Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea provide their policies for resuming mandatory vaccinations. The
  • 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