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  • 7AF units, ROKAF conclude large scale flying exercise

    The two wings from 7th Air Force and Republic of Korea air wings from across the peninsula participated in a week-long Combined Large Force Exercise (CLFE) that culminated in a 38 aircraft training scenario, focusing on joint Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground tactics in the Eastern Training Complex June 14. The exercise, which concluded with the debrief
  • Master, technical sergeant promotion rates announced

    The Air Force selected 6,002 of 24,115 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, and 7,314 of 39,797 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. The master sergeant selection rate, 24.89 percent, rose 5.03 percent from last year, while this year's technical sergeant rate, 18.38 percent, rose 1.62 percent. "The
  • Multimedia, Public Affairs merge into Strategic Communication

    Osan's multimedia shop merged with the public affairs office June 1 to form 51st Fighter Wing Strategic Communications. The new office dramatically increases the capabilities available and keeps many of the traditional missions of the separate organizations. The merger was the result of two actions. The first was a directive by the chief of staff
  • Mastering chess helps one Airman in life

    The next Bobby Fischer could very well be wearing Air Force blue. "You think you're pretty good when you beat your buddies and your family, but it's a whole other world when you start competing," said Staff Sgt. Robert W. Keough, 607th Air Intelligence Squadron. Sergeant Keough is one of the top six competitors representing the Air Force in this
  • Wing commander to host town hall meeting

    Brig. Gen. Joe Reynes, 51st Fighter Wing commander, hosts a town hall meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on June 12 at the base theater. Town hall meetings provide a venue for the base population to have their problems and questions, regarding various issues, addressed by the installation commander. It also is a forum for the commander to update the whole
  • Turumi Lodge competes for AF award

    Where do servicemembers come to receive "Star Treatment"? Here at Turumi Lodge! Already selected as the best in Pacific Air Forces, Turumi Lodge will compete for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. This is an annual Air Force-wide award presented to lodging operations that provide the most outstanding hotel-type lodging and customer service to Air Force
  • LRS makes runway closure one smooth ride

    Osan's airfield reopened Tuesday after repairs and renovations were completed. While it took many units to accomplish the closure, from civil engineers to security forces, the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron was in it for the long haul. Coordinating with both the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadrons and the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, the logistics
  • Army's 1-7 ADA takes over air defense role

    A new group of air defense artillery servicemembers arrived at Suwon Air Base on Thursday as part of a battalion rotation. The soldiers with 1st Battalion, 7th ADA, 108th ADA Brigade, are the second group from their battalion to arrive from Fort Bliss, Texas, with more to come. The battalion is taking the place of the 1st Battalion, 43rd ADA, 35th
  • Team Osan gets stuck for 10,000th time

    Doing your taxes and getting shots. These are on just about any list of things to do that people enjoy the least in life. Yet Tuesday Team Osan set a milestone by giving out the 10,000th anthrax vaccination shot since it was made mandatory again in March. "I feel that it's a safe shot, I've never had any problems with it," said Master Sgt. Nichole
  • Life skills renamed mental health

    All Air Force "life skills support centers" will be renamed "mental health clinics" effective immediately. After a poll of subject matter experts, first sergeants, command chief master sergeants and mental health patients, it was determined that the name "life skills" was confusing and did not appropriately reflect the mission of providing mental