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  • Staying healthy, eating right

    In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, the Health and Wellness Center is kicking off their six-week series of weight loss classes for active duty servicemembers and family members. To help individuals get a head start, here are a few helpful tips: -- Instead of saying you will "exercise more," try setting a more specific goal. Include
  • The dos and don'ts of political activity

    During an election year, many active duty military members may wish to get involved in campaigning for their favorite candidate. DoD Directive 1344.10 and Air Force Instruction 51-902 address the proper scope of political activity by members of the armed forces while on active duty. An active duty servicemembers may: -- Register, vote and express
  • Mouthguards: Protecting your smile

    Ever heard the saying "don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?" Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You'd probably avoid smiling. It would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. And how about eating an apple? Each year, thousands of people get hurt playing sports and other
  • Jim jil bang - A simple, easy way to relax

    One way millions of Koreans escape from the bitter cold temperatures across the peninsula is a visit to the local sauna or jim jil bang. Contrary to what many Americans may have heard about the "bath houses" of old, a trip to a modern Korean jim jil bang is a family affair. A typical jim jil bang consists of various sauna rooms, some dry and some
  • Nutrition nibbles: eating for healthier hearts

    When 2007 became 2008, did you make a resolution to live a healthier life? Perhaps you resolved to let go of stress more easily, or to find more balance in your life? Osan runs at a fast pace, are you happy with how well you've kept up? People often say they want to "get healthy" or "get into shape." They have the best intentions in the world for
  • Lunar New Year set to shine on peninsula

    The Republic of Korea's highways and byways will become what many consider the world's largest parking lot Feb. 6 as millions of Koreans head to their hometowns to celebrate the most important holiday of the year, Seollal (Sol lal) or Lunar New Year's Day. New Year's Day falls on Feb. 7, but because of the holiday's cultural significance, the
  • Airmen volunteers teach English to ROKAF personnel

    On Monday and Wednesday evenings, in the Republic of Korea Air Force 1st Fighter Wing's aircraft simulator facility, Tech. Sgt. Troy Robey and Tech. Sgt. Travis Bolt, 607th Material Maintenance Squadron, Detachment 1, voluntarily teach English to ROKAF 1 FW personnel. Approximately five to 10 ROKAF students, most of them officers and NCOs, are
  • 'Warm-hearted' Airman volunteers at mission

    An NCO here used his off-duty time to reach out those in need in the local community. Tech. Sgt. Shannon Davis has spent weekends and holidays volunteering to help care for 15 older women who live at Home of the Sacred Heart because of debilitating illness or condition. He has put in more than 500 volunteer hours doing everything from general
  • By the letter: Airmen help students by being pen pals

    How do you help children improve their writing skills and teach them about the Air Force at the same time? A teacher in Florence, S.C., and an Airman at Osan came up with a plan to do just that, starting a pen pal program between Airmen and 2nd grade students. Veronica Flowers and Tech. Sgt. C.J. Baker, friends since high school, initially
  • Town patrol: Preventing trouble, not fun

    Osan's Town Patrol is outside the base every weekend, reminding Airmen that they can go out and have fun, but they need to act responsibly. "We're not here to stop anyone from having a good time, but to prevent something," said Capt. Kevin Tyler, a Town Patrol volunteer. "If we can prevent one thing from happening, then we've been successful."For