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  • Power of a photo

    On a gritty day filled with smoke and gunfire, a war correspondent and his team of combat photographers hiked up the steep mountain with determination in their eyes. Reaching the summit, he finds out the battle is over, but he still had time for one last photo. He placed a sandbag and a pile of rocks down, stood on top, adjusted his camera and
  • Commentary - Leadership: caring vs. checking the box

    When I heard Osan’s leaders are making it a priority to organize more professional development opportunities in an effort to develop leaders at all levels, I leaped at the opportunity to attend a professional development course.
  • Commentary - Alcohol Awareness Month

    April is national Alcohol Awareness Month. According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use causes about 88,000 deaths each year in the U.S. For most individuals moderate amounts of alcohol is not harmful, but the U.S. National Library of Medication notes that 18 million Americans are currently living with an alcohol use disorder. Drinking alcohol increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, liver, and breast. Alcoholism is a disease that is chronic, just like diabetes and can be fatal if no treatment is sought.
  • Exploring Korea: Reality of freedom

    Being here in public affairs, our office sometimes takes trips to visit historical monuments to help us better understand the mission in South Korea. For me, the trips have all been eye opening, but more-so on a “this happened in the past” type of feel. Although I’ve had some pretty emotional experiences, nothing compared to my visit to the Republic of Korea’s Navy 2nd Fleet Command located in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do Province.
  • Suicide prevention through Wingman concept

    Thank you for being great wingmen.  Thank you for taking the time to ask your peers how they are doing, for following up and demonstrating that you care.  Suicide prevention does not occur inside the walls of the medical group or the mental health flight.  It occurs in the dorms, in the Songtan Entertainment District and at the food court at the