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  • In the bag: CWDE techs manage live-saving gear

    When trudging home from inprocessing with two 35 pound bags full of chemical warfare defense equipment, most people may not be thinking, "Thank you!" But the fact of the matter is, the men and women of the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron's CWDE section issue the equipment that saves lives. "With

  • Base library has more than books

    If the world of reading is a magical place, then the library is casting the spells. With more than 43,000 books on the shelves, the Osan Base Library offers a wide variety of reading material. From romance and thrillers to fantasy and children's tales, the library has it covered. "The goal is to

  • Yellow sand: an annual rite of spring

    Every year between March and May, servicemembers stationed in the Republic of Korea may notice a yellowish haze in the air. Yellow sand, as it is called, is blown in from the deserts of China and Mongolia. "Yellow sand is made up of very fine particles of sand as well as other things collected from

  • Exercise and eat right to be 'fit to fight'

    Have some weight you want to lose? The easiest way to lose it is to go on a fad diet or skip meals, right? Wrong. "When you don't give your body the nutrition it needs, doing more harm than good," said Capt. Jennifer Bradley, health and wellness center dietitian. "When you deprive your body

  • Service demographics offer snapshot of force

    The Air Force Personnel Center here recently published its demographics report offering a snapshot of the service's active-duty and civilian force, as of March 31. Statistics are rounded to the nearest tenth. Active-duty demographics -- 337,780 individuals are on active duty composed of 68,675

  • Airmen go to rodeo to learn ATSO

    With Osan's Operational Readiness Inspection just days away, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron readiness flight provided Airmen an opportunity to practice their "Ability to Survive and Operate" training Monday. Airman spent the day going to 22 different stations at the ATSO Rodeo, learning everything

  • Spare-time fun: Bowling center has something for everyone

    Does work stress have you feeling pinned down? Do you sometimes feel like going on strike? Well, don't split just yet - the 51st Services Squadron has something that may be right up your alley. The MiG Alleys Bowling Center offers respite from the daily grind for everyone at Osan. In fact, bowling

  • One diamond brings two nations together

    If you measured success strictly by a scoresheet, you would say the Osan American High School baseball team didn't do too well after losing to Cheonan Bukil High School 10-1 Friday. However, there was much more gained that afternoon. Relationships were formed. Two groups of boys, one American, one

  • Air Force releases combat action medal criteria

    Air Force officials at the Air Force Personnel Center released criteria this week for award of the new combat action medal, an award for Airmen who have been involved in direct fighting situations where they risked their lives in an enemy engagement. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley