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  • Big Brother's watching ... and protecting

    It's kind of like the novel "1984." Big Brother really is watching ... but this time, he's helping to keep the members of Osan safe. The high-tech Integrated Base Defense Security System is a suite of intrusion detection sensors which uses specialized equipment to survey both the base security zone and interior of Osan. Using IBDSS gives the base
  • Twenty-five Airmen receive Articles 15

    When commanders decide to impose nonjudicial punishment, they have a variety of types of punishment from which to choose. For enlisted members, that list generally includes a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay, restriction (for example, to the base or from the clubs), extra duties and a reprimand. At some Air Force bases, correctional custody is
  • Osan Airman selected for Tops in Blue

    Not many people can say they are the best at anything in the Air Force, but one Osan Airman can claim he is, at least for this year. Senior Airman Rick Rosales, 51st Dental Squadron, received the Rodger Award, first place, for Male Vocalists when competing in San Antonio, Texas, at the Tops in Blue annual Worldwide Talent Contest Nov. 5 to 13. "The
  • Osan to sort it, bag it, drop it

    Sort it, bag it and drop it -- that is the goal of the new Osan Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program that will start Wednesday. This purpose of the Air Force Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program is to: - Divert solid waste from landfills and incinerators through reuse, recycling, composting, mulching or donating. - Ensure integrated
  • 607th ACOMS takes football championshiop

    The Team Osan flag football season came to an end Monday at the Osan American High School football field following an exciting season. The 607th Air and Space Communications Squadron was victorious after narrowly defeating the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron #2 team 13 to 7. In the first half, both teams had their game faces on, neither defense
  • Airmen ski, snowboard Korean-style

    Twenty-two Airmen from Osan and Kunsan met on the slopes at Yong Pyong Ski Resort in Gangwon Province Dec. 8 through Saturday. In all, 68 U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers took part in a two-day ski and snowboarding trip sponsored by the Korea-America Good Neighbor Society. The trip is one of the many ways in which organizations throughout the
  • Elementary school holds geography bee

    If someone were to ask you, "Colombia, with low coastal plains along both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean borders which Central American country?" would you know the answer? If you were to ask Thomas Stokes, a sixth grade student from Osan American Elementary School, he would be able to tell you it is Panama because that's the question he
  • Practice safe stress during the holiday

    The holidays, a time of festivity, parties, shopping, entertaining, religious observances, family gatherings, decorating and ... stress! With all the extra demands we place on ourselves and expectations of the season, is it any wonder most of us feel some stress during the holiday season? Here are some strategies for making the holidays a time of
  • Osan loses team member

    Amember of the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron passed away Dec. 4 at the 121 Hospital at Yongson Army Garrison. Airman 1st Class Derek Webb, 51st LRS vehicle mechanic, was originally admitted to the 51st Fighter Wing emergency room Nov. 19 and was later transferred to Ajou Hospital in Suwon and then to the hospital in Yongsan. "Airman 1st Class
  • Tips for filing taxes overseas

    An article about taxes already? With Christmas just around the corner, filing a U.S. tax return is probably the last thing on people's minds. However, now's the time to lay the groundwork to make life easier during the upcoming tax season. Listed below are some of the more common issues that can have significant impacts on your one's ability to