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  • The legacy of sacrifice

    Like a lot of boys growing up in the '60s and '70s, Chris Balcom liked to watch TV. He could often be found on the couch, eyes sewn to the screen. While watching, Chris was attentive, fixated even, to what transpired in front of him. A parade of faces graced the edges of the screen, emerging for a moment before departing. He was watching TV like
  • Toward the Unknown: 5th RS provides highest eye in the sky

    Faced with an ever-present North Korean offensive threat, U.S. forces in the pacific region train daily to deter and defeat any hostile force. While Osan's fighter jet fleet stands ready to crush enemy ground and air forces, it's what happens above them every day that gives the entire coalition force an edge."Our squadron provides about 80 percent
  • Airman Reveals Tough Past to Help Others Face Future

    It was 1999, and a young weather officer appeared to have everything going for him: a wife, Linda, two handsome teenage sons whom he adored, J.R. and Ryan, and a promising Air Force career for this prior-enlisted officer.On the surface, things appeared to be going well. However, pressure was mounting that no one could see.With overwhelming pressure
  • South Korea Sojourns III: Bukhansan National Park

    Author's Note: This is the third in a series of articles about recreational travel opportunities for service members stationed in South Korea. Each article will highlight a specific South Korean destination, attraction, or event within the authorized travelling distance for U.S. forces in country. The aim of this series is to encourage everyone to
  • South Korea Sojourns V: Hallasan Mountain

    Author's Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles about recreational travel opportunities for service members stationed in South Korea. Each article will highlight a specific South Korean destination, attraction, or event within the authorized travelling distance for U.S. forces in country. The aim of this series is to encourage everyone to
  • South Korea Sojourns I: Namsan & Seoul Tower

    Author's Note: This is the first in a series of articles about recreational travel opportunities for service members stationed in South Korea. Each article will highlight a specific South Korean destination, attraction, or event within the authorized travelling distance for U.S. forces in country. The aim of this series is to encourage everyone to
  • Celebrating Women of Osan, Part IV

    In recognition of Women's History Month, the WHM committee is highlighting women who embody the month's theme of "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." This is the final part in a series of four of inspirational women on Osan Air Base. Name: Senior Master Sgt. Kristine JonesUnit: 607th Air Operations SquadronJob title:
  • Crossing Borders: Airmen connect with kids at Korean orphanage

    The room was quiet for the moment. A dozen adults stood by, some with hands in their pockets, some with arms crossed. Some paced, others surveyed and some sat down. All of them were waiting. Soon a child came running into the room, his stride stopped in front of the brown box one of the adults sat by. The box had that succor for the heart and soul
  • How 'Derby Girls' Roll

    HurriCaylen. Mobsta. Slamazon. These aren't call signs for pilots from the 25th or 36th Fighter Squadrons, but they are wingmen for two Osan Airmen who enjoy a different "rolling thunder."During their typical work days, one can be seen mentoring Airmen and the other briefing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. However, once a week the diamond and intel
  • Celebrating Women of Osan, Part III

    In recognition of Women's History Month, the WHM committee is highlighting women who embody the month's theme of "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." This is part three in a series of four of inspirational women on Osan Air Base. Name: Chief Master Sgt. Tamar DennisUnit: 51st Security Forces SquadronJob title: Security Forces
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