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  • How to Save a Life -- Suicide Prevention

    The military community has always placed an emphasis on suicide prevention and, now more than ever, we need to pull our military family together to tackle a growing concern ... an increase in the number of Air Force members who take their own life. Since Oct. 1, there has been an increase in suicides among Airmen as compared to the same period
  • How do I train for the Air Force fitness test to succeed every year?

    All Airmen know the four primary fitness test components that compromises the Air Force fitness program -- aerobic component (worth 50%), abdominal circumference component (worth 30%), pushups (worth 10%), and crunches (worth 10%). But how does one prepare to exceed the standards year-in and year-out? When training for any part of the Air Force
  • Local Historic Site: Hyeonchungsa Shrine

    Hyeonchungsa Shrine, located approximately one hour south of the base, has kept the spirit of Korea's most famous naval hero, Admiral Yi Sun-sin, alive for more than 300 years. The shrine, located at the foot of Banghwa mountain, includes acres of beautifully landscaping, two fish ponds, the house where the admiral grew up, an archery range where
  • Team Osan's Traumatic Stress Response team ready to help

    Coping with the emotional aftermath of a traumatic event can be difficult. However, the Air Force has designed programs to ensure that our Airmen do not have to face those challenges alone. One of these programs is the Traumatic Stress Response (TSR) team. The TSR team is a group of representatives from the Mental Health Clinic, the Airman and
  • November is Wounded Warrior Month

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has designated November as Wounded Warrior month. Secretary Gates wants to ensure that all veterans impacted by war receive the services and benefits for which they are entitled and, perhaps more importantly, need. Achieving this goal is important not only for veterans who have experienced physical injuries, but
  • Exercise can help combat osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis can be crippling. It can affect men and women between the ages of 40 and 70, but an estimated 80 percent of people affected by loss of bone mass are women. Lack of weight-bearing activity, certain medications, lack of estrogen production and family history are just a few of the risk factors that may cause osteoporosis. People affected
  • WAPS testing: Are you ready?

    Are you prepared for Weighted Airman Promotion System testing? If not, now is the time to get ready. The technical sergeant/master sergeant promotion cycle, which begins Feb. 1 and ends March 31, 2009, and the staff sergeant promotion cycle begins May 1 and ends June 15, 2009. Airmen are responsible for the following: -- Know when they're eligible
  • Local Historic Sites: Nong-seong

    Located just blocks away from the main entrance to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek is an earthen-wall fortress known to be more than 700 years old, but of an uncertain beginning. According to Gyeonggi Province officials, the 12-foot tall and 900-foot long oval named Nong-seong, was built by Pal Geup Lim, to protect his family from
  • Resistance training may aid cycle ergometry

    Cardiorespiratory training is a substantial component when embarking on your fitness quest to successfully conquer cycle ergometry. However, participating in some form of resistance training is important when beginning training. Engaging in leg resistance training at a relatively moderate to high intensity level is important because it recruits
  • AFAS program Gives Parents a Break

    The Air Force Aid Society recognizes that Air Force families are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life -- deployments, remote tours of duty, extended working hours, etc. Families are often separated from spouses as well as from extended family members who might otherwise offer support. In an effort to help these families,
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