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  • We are called Airmen

    What do we call a person who drives trucks in the Marines, regardless of rank or position? No, this isn't a joke. You call them a Marine. Every Marine is trained and ready to perform as a member or leader of a rifle platoon. What do we call a food service specialist in the Army? This isn't a joke or

  • Safety is important year-round

    As the summer approaches and the Air Force gears up for the "101 Critical Days of Summer," it made me think about "Safety Culture." We put a great deal of emphasis on the summer based on the statistics and the increased risks to our Airmen during this period of the year, but we must not forget that

  • CSAF: Warriors of the sky

    The January 2007 Chinese test of an Anti-Satellite weapon and the doubling of Russia's defense outlays should remind the American people that the world remains a dangerous place--quite outside the ongoing Global War on Terror and the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. An arch of instability

  • Our Earth: What can we do?

    (Editor's note: Jasmen Johnson is the winner of the Osan American High School Earth Day essay contest. She's in 11th grade and is the daughter of Chief Warrant Officers Gary and Phadre Johnson from Camp Humphreys.) Over the last decade we have managed to accelerate the destruction of our earth. From

  • Ending child abuse: Get instructions

    You may be familiar with the adage, "Kids don't come with instructions." Each day with a child is a new experience. Step-by-step directions for raising children would certainly be handy; however, there is no instruction manual that could adequately detail the unique qualities and needs of all

  • The way of the Airman warrior

    Throughout history, warriors have served and died for king and country; and they did so following a code. For the samurai, it was bushido; for knights, chivalry; the musketeers, "all for one and one for all." The greatest warriors throughout history understood the concept of serving something bigger

  • Ending child abuse: Know thyself

    April is designated by the Department of Defense as The Month of the Military Child and is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time when we all need to acknowledge the special place that the children of military families should have in all of our hearts. Unfortunately, child abuse

  • Preventing sexual assaults

    Ever since I was a teenager I have read true crime books. I have read numerous stories about killers and rapists who committed hideous crimes against men and women. Since most of the books I have read are stories about women who were abducted by a stranger, raped and then killed, I naturally assumed

  • Can't beat pen to paper

    When you deploy to the desert or get a remote assignment like Osan, there are some things you start getting in order. Besides training gear, immunizations, wills and financial affairs, one of the things you think about is how you are going to keep in touch with family and handle the

  • Translating AF core values into action

    The Operational Readiness Inspection is less than 30 days away. Even though we're part of 7th Air Force, the 621st Air Control Squadron is going to be inspected along with the Osan Mustangs and the Wolfpack at Kunsan. We're all going to get a chance to show the PACAF inspector general how good we