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  • HAZMART facility keeps Osan moving

    Operating with a staff of three military members, two U.S. civilians and four Korean nationals, the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron Hazardous Materials Pharmacy team provides a single point of control, accountability and tracking of more than 12,000 hazardous line items worth $1.4 million. "The hazardous materials we handle here include anything
  • 7th AF IG spars with dual roles

    His quiet demeanor does not allude to the fact that this 7th Air Force Inspector General has trained for more than 22 years in combat and self defense techniques. Lt. Col. Patrick Finan not only manages a complaints resolution program for 7th Air Force, but he is the lead planner for peninsula-wide exercises in the Republic of Korea for his day
  • Historic landmark hidden in Osan's backyard

    As the summer season comes to an end in the Republic of Korea, service members have the perfect opportunity to visit many of the historic attractions available for people of all ages.The Korean Folk Village, located eight miles outside Osan Air Base's main gate in the heart of Yongin, offers a gateway for service members and their families into
  • IPE team impacts lives of Osan Airmen

    Ensuring everyone possesses the proper equipment for war is part of the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron team's mission.With more than 317,000 pieces of protective equipment, clothing and property valued at nearly $35 million, the 19-person 51st LRS Individual Protective Equipment team ensures Osan is prepared to fight and win tonight. Exercise
  • Role players add realism to exercises, see 51 FW mission from ‘other’ side

    Every story has two sides, and an operational readiness exercise offers a small number of people a perspective from the "other" side.Most often, these role players play dead, dying or injured to add realism to the scenarios presented in the exercise. Each Airman is temporarily detailed to the 51st Fighter Wings exercise evaluation team for 12-hour
  • Innovative Airmen cut cost

    While the Department of Defense faces tightening budgets and fiscal restraints, one local Airman is developing innovative ways to save money and accomplish the mission.Staff Sgt. Lucas Morrow, a broadcaster with American Forces Network-Osan, uses recycled items, a small budget and big ideas to create broadcasting equipment that improves and
  • Civil Air Patrol develops youth

    As the sun sets over Osan Air Base one Monday evening, the sharp yells of drill instruction echo across the flight line. But if anyone followed the calls of attention and facing movements, they would not find the expected group of seasoned Airmen standing in ranks. They would find the Osan Civil Air Patrol.Standing in formation are youth of
  • National Parks of Korea: Jeju in winter

    Editor's Note: This is the ninth article in a series highlighting national parks in the ROK.When I arrived at Osan, I began to ask around, "Where are the best beaches to visit during the summer?" Nearly every response given was either Busan - located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula - or the island of Jeju.Doing a little research, I
  • Dorm managers ensure success at Osan

    Ever since the ribbon cutting for the first dorms here in 1953, unaccompanied Airmen have resided in the 44 dormitories here at Osan Air Base. Currently the dorms house roughly 5,000 Airmen. The dorm management office is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the dorms are properly taken care of.Staff Sgt. Amber Capello, 51st Civil Engineer
  • US Air Force A-10s in Korea Complete 30 Years of Service

    Although President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Defense budget proposal recently presented to Congress calls for inactivation of five of the 16 A-10C Thunderbolt II squadrons from the U.S. Air Force active, reserve, and air national guard inventory, the 25th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base will remain a vital air asset in the defense of