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  • Battle Control System -- Korea attains full operational capability

    After 20 months of systems testing and more than $500,000 spent, Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, 7th Air Force commander declared that Battle Control System-Korea had attained "full operational capability." Battle Control System-Korea, known simply as BCS-K, is the weapons system used by members of the 621st Air Control Squadron to control all U.S. air
  • Osan's combat outprocessing

    Every member of Team Osan is familiar with the motto, "Ready to Fight Tonight." With that in mind, the MPF recently instituted a new process to ensure every Airman remains combat ready until 24 hours prior to their PCS departure from Osan. With the new combat out-processing, members will keep their chemical warfare deployable equipment until the
  • Beverly Bulldog 07-01 Top Performers

    Congratulations to the following individuals and teams who were selected as Top Performers during the Beverly Bulldog 07-01 exercise: Individuals 51st Fighter Wing Capt. Patrick Schwomeyer, 51st Operations Group Capt. Brandon Kelly Master Sgt. James Thompson 51st Medical Group Tech. Sgt. Dupelia Numa Staff Sgt. Marius Cailean 51st Mission Support
  • E-Osan: Osan public Web site gets new look

    "I put a dollar in one of those change machines," George Carlin once said. "Nothing changed." Well, it wasn't a dollar, but after weeks of entering information ranging from news stories to Space-A FAQs, Osan Air Base's public Web site has changed. Across the Air Force, base Web sites are changing their format to reflect Air Force Link. This gives
  • Cryogenics: It's not just for people

    The cryogenic lab deals with materials that operate at sub-zero temperatures. Specially, Osan stores and uses liquid oxygen, or LOX, and liquid nitrogen, or LIN, for a variety of reasons to accomplish our mission. "Pilots depend on these," said Master Sgt Jason Owens, 51st Logistcs Readiness Squadron. "When they are pulling Gs, or in the middle of
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  • Spot reduction debunked

    Exercise is one of those fields where a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous -- how many of us have friends who give "expert" advice that they got from "a guy who knows a guy who used to be the personal trainer for Chuck Norris?" This is the first article in a series addressing exercise myths, frequently asked questions, and common exercise
  • Airman earns silver in martial arts competition

    Recently, a member of the 51st Maintenance Squadron competed in a competition to see who would go to the World Wide Muay Thai competition in Thialand. Johnathan Lytle, a Muay Thai blackbelt, placed second in the competition, earning him a silver medal. The competition had 12 different weight classes and consisted of individuals from all over Korea.
  • Mouthguards keep your smile safe

    Proper equipment is a necessity when participating in sports. Playing softball without a bat or soccer without a ball would be difficult at best. However, a mouthguard is one piece of equipment that is often overlooked when people pack their gym bags. The truth is athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a