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  • Diversity begins with self-awareness

    Troops from Osan Air Base were introduced to a new perspective on diversity that transcended race, religion, sexual orientation or generation: Diversity as a choice. The 51st Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity office and RCultures Inc. teamed up to host a cultural competency seminar July 10 and 11, 2018, to bring a different diversity message to troops and leadership.
  • CAPEX 18 brings challenges to warrior Airmen

    CAPEX 2018 introduced a series of challenges for the Airmen, including the use of Mission Oriented Protective Posture chemical gear to be donned throughout the exercise.
  • Holocaust Remembrance: Forgiveness overcomes hate

    The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis. More than 70 years later, Osan Air Base remembers the lives of the Jewish people who perished under the brutal dictatorship.
  • Hammer time! Girl Scouts learn metalwork

    Troop 50 Girl Scouts earn badges while learning life skills and toured the 51st Maintenance Squadron on Mar. 28, 2018, to learn about safety and the fundamentals of working with metal. During the tour, four girls and two troop leaders learned how to safely mark, cut, punch and bend metal fragments which provided them some of the basics of safety, engineering and construction.
  • Good friends, good neighbors:

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Osan Air Base hosted approximately 80,000 visitors during Air Power Day 2016, Sept. 24 and 25, highlighting the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea while using the opportunity to get to know one another better as good friends and good neighbors. There were 22 Pacific Air Forces and ROK air force aircraft on display while multiple aerial acts took to the sky. The main act was the Republic of Korea air force premiere demonstration team, the Black Eagles, who illustrated their combat flying capabilities in eight T-50B training aircraft.
  • Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

    The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.   “We're sending the
  • Commentary - Leadership: caring vs. checking the box

    When I heard Osan’s leaders are making it a priority to organize more professional development opportunities in an effort to develop leaders at all levels, I leaped at the opportunity to attend a professional development course.
  • Commentary - Doubting Development

    What is the nature of doubt and does it serve a useful purpose? Perhaps the purpose can be seen as it drives behavior to action rather than inaction. A few years ago I found myself doubting the Enlisted Corps' ability to provide development and mentoring.
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