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  • What impact are you making?

    How long have you been at Osan? How much longer do you have until you depart Osan? Ask most people these questions and they know the answers without hesitation -- they roll off the tongue as if spring-loaded. But rather than focusing on the quantity of time at Osan, I want you to consider the quality of your time. To me, the best way to determine
  • Flight lead: the right decision

    When members of our team set out to have a good time, we have all been encouraged to be good wingmen and take care of each other. The wingman concept has become part of our culture and is certainly helping us look out for our teammates. Another concept you have heard about since arriving here at Osan is the flight lead concept. The flight lead
  • Success so much more than three words

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said, "Duty, Honor, Country ... those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be." We in the United States Air Force live these three words and have a heritage that depends on the exceptional contributions of Airmen to shape and influence both today's force, as well as tomorrow's
  • Combat medics and safety

    Wing Safety days are a key way for members of the 51st Fighter Wing to focus on and practice good safety procedures. The combat medics of the 51st Medical Group share in this preparation for "Safe Ops," but they also routinely participate in a type of safety training not required of most Mustangs -- patient safety. It's easy to appreciate the
  • Making a difference

    When I arrived to my second duty assignment in May 1993 as an Airman 1st Class, I didn't make the trip alone. Sitting in the trunk of my newly purchased 1986 Pontiac Grand Am were several boxes of finished and unfinished artwork - or more precisely, ceramics. As a 22-year-old Airman with a basic pay of $845 I opted to pick-up a cheap $10-a-project
  • VoIP deal reached with LG DACOM

    On June 22, 2006, LG DACOM Corporation advised the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that SamSung Rental and Telecommunications planned to block Voice over Internet Protocol calls made by our Servicemembers if they were using VoIP services that were provided by companies that were not registered in compliance with the Korean Telecommunications