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  • 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,
  • Cultural Insight: Memorial honors 'first to fight'

    Just north of Osan city lies a seldom-visited monument honoring the men of Task Force Smith, the first U.S. forces to engage North Korean forces following the North's invasion of the Republic of Korea on June 25, 1950. The monument, built in 1982, depicts U.S. Army infantrymen and a 2.36-inch bazooka team preparing to fire on one of the 33
  • 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