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  • Cultural Insight: Hangul Day

    Koreans celebrate Oct. 9 as the Hangul Day. Though it is no longer a national holiday, it still retains its legal status as a national commemoration day. Hangul is unique and its invention is considered the most noteworthy event in the cultural history of the Korean people. Hangul was created under King Sejong during the Choson Dynasty (1393-1910).
  • Do you know the five components of fitness?

    There are five important components of fitness that any participant, especially the beginner, should consider before initiating an exercise regime to improved health and fitness. These include muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular, flexibility, body composition, and agility and power. When beginning an exercise program, concentrate first
  • To honor with dignity

    Elite, Sharp, Dedicated, Proud. These are just a few words that scratch the surface of what it means to be a member of the Osan Base Honor Guard. The mission of the honor guard is to represent every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force. So who encompasses the Honor Guard? Airmen, from the ranks of E-1 to 0-3, willing to make a
  • 51st Dental Squadron: "Ensuring dental readiness"

    "Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond," Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605 For the members of the 51st Dental Squadron, this pearl of wisdom doesn't decay. It is their mission to keep Team Osan "Ready to Fight, Tonight" by taking care of everything from oral X-rays to ante/post mortem charting procedures and teeth
  • Cultural Insight: Buddha's Birthday

    Buddha's Birthday is just around the corner. This day is one of the most important Korean national holidays and has been passed down from generation to generation as a national folklore holiday for centuries. Although Korea is a multi-religious nation, Buddhism holds a special place for many Koreans, regardless of their religious affiliation. This
  • Are you running on empty?

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly have very many benefits, but those benefits are wasted if you exercise on an empty stomach. You should never hit the gym on an empty tank because your body will begin to break down amino acids from your muscle mass to convert them to glucose for energy. Instead of burning fat, you're in
  • Choosing the right fuel for your body

    May is designated as of Air Force Fitness Month and whether your fitness plan involves running, cycling, yoga or walking, physical fitness is the organic ability to use your body for activity. Body strength, endurance, cardio-respiratory capabilities, flexibility, coordination, agility, power and balance allow us to carry out daily tasks in an
  • Cultural Insight: Children's Day

    Yippee! It's Children's Day! Korean people celebrate this day by doing something special with their children. Most countries celebrate Children's Day every year, but not at the same time. In Korea, May 5 is Children's Day every year. The original Children's Day was designated May 1, 1923 by Pang Chong Hwan, who founded a society for children called
  • Getting help FAST

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. But what is anger and how does anger lead to people abusing children? According to the book, The Anger Control Workbook by Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Peter Rogers,
  • Cultural Insight: Korean history of Arbor Day

    Arbor Day (Sikmogil) was a public holiday in the South Korea on April 5 until 2005. However, many Koreans still celebrate the holiday. One of the reasons April 5 was chosen as Arbor Day was because the clear and balmy season (Cheongmyeong) was the best time for planting flowers and trees. April 5 was also the day Silla Kingdom unified Korea, and