Outdoor Recreation Serves Osan AB Year-Round
The Outdoor Recreation Department, located at Bldg. 1304 on MIG Alley Ave., is open six days a week to serve all Airmen and base-affiliated civilians with a complete menu of exciting outdoor activities and trips. Stop by the facility any day of the week except Mondays. Day trips range from ATV riding, deep sea fishing, paragliding, bungee jumping, zip-lining, scuba diving and swimming, to assorted weekend hikes, all reasonably priced. In fact, if you're a single Airman, be sure to sign up for your $500 PLAYpass card while they last. Participate in assorted Outdoor Recreation-sponsored trips at discounted costs--or even for free! (Visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Bldg. 769 now. Just be sure to bring military orders. Log on to MyAirForceLife.com for further details.)
Manager Jason Barreuther says, "We try to accommodate all our Airmen. We strive on getting Airmen outside the base to explore Korea. We offer year-round trips; this year we will be offering major discounted skiing/snowboarding throughout the winter. For single Airmen there is no excuse. PLAYpass offers a FREE $500 to go on any trip!"
Special trips, customized for organizational units or individual participants, are available for the asking anytime, including trips for any weekday. Just swing by to ask or call 784-4007/1181. A full schedule of additional fall hiking trips in the local area has been planned as well as weekend overnight beachside camping. (A complete array of camping equipment is available at all times.) Professional tour guides accompany all trips, day and overnight, to ensure every participant's convenience and safety. Mr. Barreuther says, "We also run discounted squadron trips (15 or more people). Korean autumn is beautiful; there are truly four seasons. We have a wide variety of equipment rentals: tents, sleeping bags, coolers, grills, bouncy castles, etc."
Also, pavilions for individual picnics or organizational outings are always available to rent at very reasonable rates as well as the Main Gate Food Booth for fundraising activity. Try your hand in competing at paintball, too. Group discounts are given. Jason remarks that "We have two pavilions for squadron, birthday, or promotion parties. They can be scheduled two months in advance. We have the Main Gate Food Booth. New this year is the Paintball Range locatednext to Outdoor Rec which can be reserved any day of the week."
Sign up in-person or log in on-line at osanodr.com. And check out the Facebook page at OsanODR. On-line go to http://51fss.com/outdoor.htm. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00-18:00 and weekends and holidays 10:00-16:00. Phone 784-4007/1181.