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  • Identity Theft: Dangerous, but preventable

    Any servicemember can become a victim of identity thief, but knowing how to protect yourself can help minimize the risks. According to the Federal Trade Commission in 2007 the Consumer Sentinel--the complaint database--received more than 800,000 consumer fraud and Identity Theft complaints. The victims reported more than $1.2 billion in theft. "I
  • Total Force Fight: AFKOR holds 6 acces in his hand, Marine Corps benefits

    It's hard to imagine an enemy betting against more than 170 years of experience in applying combat airpower. But this is exactly what would happen to an aggressor in the airspace over the Korean peninsula in time of war. During the current Key Resolve exercise, Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, Air Forces Korea, Korea Air Component Command commander, has six
  • Lunar New Year set to shine on peninsula

    The Republic of Korea's highways and byways will become what many consider the world's largest parking lot Feb. 6 as millions of Koreans head to their hometowns to celebrate the most important holiday of the year, Seollal (Sol lal) or Lunar New Year's Day. New Year's Day falls on Feb. 7, but because of the holiday's cultural significance, the
  • Airmen volunteers teach English to ROKAF personnel

    On Monday and Wednesday evenings, in the Republic of Korea Air Force 1st Fighter Wing's aircraft simulator facility, Tech. Sgt. Troy Robey and Tech. Sgt. Travis Bolt, 607th Material Maintenance Squadron, Detachment 1, voluntarily teach English to ROKAF 1 FW personnel. Approximately five to 10 ROKAF students, most of them officers and NCOs, are
  • 'Warm-hearted' Airman volunteers at mission

    An NCO here used his off-duty time to reach out those in need in the local community. Tech. Sgt. Shannon Davis has spent weekends and holidays volunteering to help care for 15 older women who live at Home of the Sacred Heart because of debilitating illness or condition. He has put in more than 500 volunteer hours doing everything from general
  • Osan Airman runs around competition

    His running shoes pound on the asphalt, not counting feet or yards, but miles. The wind is almost a living thing, trying to hold him back, tearing the much-needed air away from his lungs. The group of four turns to three at the 22-mile mark, but he barely notices; he only hears "Go Air Force! Go!" He continues on, determined to stay ahead of his
  • By the letter: Airmen help students by being pen pals

    How do you help children improve their writing skills and teach them about the Air Force at the same time? A teacher in Florence, S.C., and an Airman at Osan came up with a plan to do just that, starting a pen pal program between Airmen and 2nd grade students. Veronica Flowers and Tech. Sgt. C.J. Baker, friends since high school, initially
  • Father, son team up to bring Wolf Pack its weapons

    One builds them, the other inspects them. That's the relationship between two members of the 8th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight here. It's also the relationship between a father and his son. Master Sgt. Torre Phillips and his son, Senior Airman David Phillips, work hand-in-hand to ensure Kunsan's many missiles and bombs are ready to be
  • ITT: Bringing servicemembers adventure

    Ah, traveling in a foreign country: you can't read the signs, don't speak the language and what is that on the menu? Servicemembers here can skip the frustration and keep the adventure through Osan's Information, Tickets and Tours office. The ITT office on Osan offers different trips and tours throughout the year. The trips are meant to offer U.S.
  • From the depths: Airmen act quickly in water rescue

    "Breathe, baby! Breathe, baby!" Claire Darnell tried again to give the little girl mouth-to-mouth at the edge of the pool. The child lay there, pale, eyes partly open but unmoving, pupils dilated. The rescue breathing didn't seem to be working. "Breathe, baby!" The fifth of August started out like any other Sunday at the height of summer. After
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