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  • Generating morale one parcel at a time

    In the early 1860s, the Pony Express was responsible for delivering mail along a 1,966-mile long delivery route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 100 riders galloped their way across the plains and mountains aboard more than 400 mustangs and Morgans assembled at approximately 190 relay stations averaging 10 to 15 miles per
  • Stretching your way to health with yoga

    Though I try to portray a carefree demeanor, I, like most people, can suffer from the little stresses of life. To combat those worries that can grow into a future wrinkle, I decided to attend my first yoga class at the base fitness center. When I walked into the fitness room, the instructor, Sara, asked me to grab a mat, take off my shoes, sit down
  • Military women sharp -- and showing it

    March is Women's History Month--a time to celebrate the grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters who are all at the heart of a movement that brought about significant changes in education, politics and law, religion, work, social reform and health. These women from all walks of life took long strides to ensure the acknowledgement of their
  • Teamwork keeps MUNS on target

    "No man's an island," said a flightline maintenance technician here. "Whether you're playing flag football on the weekend or building bombs during the week, you can't do it by yourself." Senior Airman Jason Jordan isn't the only one at 51st Munitions Squadron who knows that teamwork is key to a successful mission. All members of the production
  • Osan celebrates 'Women of Steel'

    As part of the Women's History Month celebration, the fitness center lobby was transformed into a fitness and health exposition Saturday, dubbed "Women of Steel." The event featured several agencies from the 51st Medical Group. The agencies provided helpful information on topics such as blood pressure and sugar level screening, proper diet,
  • Story time: Separated families stay 'United Through Reading'

    Once upon a time there was an Airman who traveled all over the world to defend her great nation. Unfortunately, there were times when she couldn't see her young children for months. "How can I keep in touch and let them know I love them?" she asked herself. Well here in Mustang territory, the United Services Organization is giving Team Osan a way
  • That's the ticket: COMM techs solve server troubles

    Rows and rows of computer servers lie hidden away in a windowless building here -- black monoliths of information. Every day this information is moved in, out and around, meaning someone has to make sure it moves smoothly. It's a big responsibility being the Poseidon of this sea of 0s and 1s, but the technicians of the 51st Communications Squadron
  • Act of kindness strengthens ties between ROK, U.S.

    Once a Mustang, always a Mustang! A former Airman and his family, members of the Mustang Stampede from 1998 to 2000, recently performed what some would describe as a random act of kindness, but their actions weren't random. What this family did was very deliberate and done with great purpose -- providing winter gloves, hats, mittens, scarves and
  • Story of 'Bayonet Hill,' Korean War turning point

    In late January 1951, the 8th Army was ready to go on the offensive against the weakening North Koreans and Chinese enemy forces here. Gen. Matthew Ridgeway sent the 27th Infantry "Wolfhounds" to Osan to prepare for Operation Thunderbolt. Army Capt. Lewis Millett commanded Easy Company, part of the 27th Infantry, through a frozen rice patty near
  • Youth sports are 'f-u-n - fun'

    Unlike stateside bases, where there are myriad opportunities for kids to get out and about, it can be challenging to find off-base activities for youth accompanying their parents overseas. The 51st Services Squadron knows this, and through the Youth Center Sports Program it has come up with a way to help military children stay busy and keep fit.