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  • Dental lab techs bring smile to Osan

    People are lined up at tables in a brightly lit room, creating miniature pieces of art - porcelain that must be shaped, polished and colored just right, molds that have to be perfectly cast. Their customers hope for perfection, and these Airmen expect nothing less from themselves. This is the scene in the dental lab as 51st Dental Squadron lab
  • Operators keep open lines of communication

    "Hi, what's the number for ..." "Can you connect me to ..." "What's the number for 9-1-1?" They may hear this everyday, but telephone operators here are on the front lines of communication, ready to keep Team Osan connected. "The operator's job is to provide assistance for anyone, on or off base, to contact people on Osan," said Tech. Sgt. Michael
  • Dental technicians ‘more than techs’

    "Thirty white horses on a red hill First they champ Then they stamp Then they stand still." Bilbo Baggins challenged Gollum with this riddle in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." One group of Airmen who should know the answer are the dental technicians of the 51st Dental Squadron here. Starting with nine and a half weeks of training at Sheppard AFB,
  • Dorm managers maintain Airmen’s home away from home

    The old "Transformers" cartoon theme song said they're "more than meets the eye." One glance into the day in the life a dorm manager, and it's obvious the same can be said about these Airmen. Their day begins with the daily task of filling out both the Airmen Vacant Room Roster and the Occupancy Report. These forms keep track of the empty rooms in
  • In the bag: CWDE techs manage live-saving gear

    When trudging home from inprocessing with two 35 pound bags full of chemical warfare defense equipment, most people may not be thinking, "Thank you!" But the fact of the matter is, the men and women of the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron's CWDE section issue the equipment that saves lives. "With Osan being geographically located so close to
  • Base library has more than books

    If the world of reading is a magical place, then the library is casting the spells. With more than 43,000 books on the shelves, the Osan Base Library offers a wide variety of reading material. From romance and thrillers to fantasy and children's tales, the library has it covered. "The goal is to have something for everyone," said Mr. Chad Harding,
  • Exercise and eat right to be 'fit to fight'

    Have some weight you want to lose? The easiest way to lose it is to go on a fad diet or skip meals, right? Wrong. "When you don't give your body the nutrition it needs, you.re doing more harm than good," said Capt. Jennifer Bradley, health and wellness center dietitian. "When you deprive your body of the proper food or food all together it enters
  • Spare-time fun: Bowling center has something for everyone

    Does work stress have you feeling pinned down? Do you sometimes feel like going on strike? Well, don't split just yet - the 51st Services Squadron has something that may be right up your alley. The MiG Alleys Bowling Center offers respite from the daily grind for everyone at Osan. In fact, bowling centers have been a source of fun at Air Force
  • Write stuff: Base paper documents Osan history

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Osan news goes to press! It was Nov. 8, 1952. A little publication called the Thunderjet Express was created to keep the servicemembers at Osan informed of what was happening around the base, Air Force and military. It's now 55 years and four names later, but the base newspaper is still keeping Team Osan in the
  • Generating morale one parcel at a time

    In the early 1860s, the Pony Express was responsible for delivering mail along a 1,966-mile long delivery route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 100 riders galloped their way across the plains and mountains aboard more than 400 mustangs and Morgans assembled at approximately 190 relay stations averaging 10 to 15 miles per
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