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Flushing away my sanity and seat liner

It’s officially summertime, so people are packing up and heading out for a busy travel season.

Photo Of Musician 1st Class John Mangonon, from Elk Grove, California, performs with the U.S. Navy Concert Band at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul. In addition to hundreds of locals, the event was attended by distinguished guests Philip Goldberg, U.S. Ambassador of Korea, Paik Seung-ju, Chairman of the War Memorial Association, and Rear Admiral Neil Koprowski, U.S. Naval Forces Korea.

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U.S. Navy Concert Band performs at the War Memorial of Korea

Musician 1st Class John Mangonon, from Elk Grove, California, performs with the U.S. Navy Concert Band at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul. In addition to hundreds of locals, the event was attended by distinguished guests Philip Goldberg, U.S. Ambassador of Korea, Paik Seung-ju, Chairman of the War Memorial Association, and Rear Admiral Neil Koprowski, U.S. Naval Forces Korea.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Capt. Alex Drummond, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, shares the 36th FS aviation history with the assistance of Kim, Dae-Hwan, 51st Fighter Wing public affairs specialist and interpreter, during Pilot’s Day at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 17, 2024.

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51st FW, ROKAF share Pilot’s Day at Osan AB

The 51st Fighter Wing partnered with the Republic of Korea Air Force Operations Command to host the first-ever ‘Pilot’s Day’ for ROKAF military members and their loved ones at Osan Air Base, ROK, July 17, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Evans, right, accepts command of the 51st Security Forces Squadron from Col. Kyle Grygo, 51st Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 12, 2024.

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51st Security Forces Squadron hosts change of command 2024

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Evans, right, accepts command of the 51st Security Forces Squadron from Col. Kyle Grygo, 51st Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 12, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hemme, right, a career planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea recites the oath of enlistment to Major Gen. W. “Wes” E. Souza III, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea during an award and reenlistment ceremony on U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 17, 2024.

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MARFORK Reenlistment and Award Ceremony on Camp Humphreys

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hemme, right, a career planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea recites the oath of enlistment to Major Gen. W. “Wes” E. Souza III, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea during an award and reenlistment ceremony on U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 17, 2024.

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Authorities issue warning over jellyfish stings at Busan, Ulsan beaches

Toxic jellyfish have been observed in the waters of Busan, Ulsan, and other regions leading authorities to issue alerts for the public to be careful of jellyfish stings.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Manning, 51st Fighter Wing Safety Office noncommissioned officer in charge of occupational safety, inspects paint damages during an inspection of the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 9, 2024.

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51st FW Safety Office promotes readiness, prevents mishaps

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Manning, 51st Fighter Wing Safety Office noncommissioned officer in charge of occupational safety, inspects paint damages during an inspection of the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 9, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hunter Hall, 8th Fighter Wing emergency actions controller, stands for a photo at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 8, 2024.

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Pride of the Pack: Staff Sgt. Hunter Hall

Staff Sgt. Hunter Hall, 8th Fighter Wing emergency actions controller, was selected as the 8th FW’s Pride of the Pack for the week of July 8-12.

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Life, hot flashing before my eyes

This week, I turned 58 on a nondescript Tuesday during a busy work week while the rest of my family was away.

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Celebrating 75 years of the Air Force Medical Service

On July 1st, the Air Force Medical Service celebrates its 75th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its long history of providing medical support to the Department of the Air Force.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force technical sergeant selects pose for a group photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 3, 2024.

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Osan AB celebrates newest technical sergeants

U.S. Air Force technical sergeant selects pose for a group photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 3, 2024.

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Busan Fire Department warns of peak activity for bee stings in summer

Over 100 bee sting incidents occur annually in Busan, prompting the fire department to issue a warning about heightened bee activity in July and August.

Photo Of U.S. Marine Corps LCpl. Madison Hart, left, and Cpl. Paige Brokopp, both musicians with the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, perform in a parade during the 2024 Pohang International Fire and Light Festival at Pohang Young-il-dae Beach, South Korea, June 1, 2024. The festival is held annually and provides attendees the opportunity to learn and experience the South Korean culture. The III MEF Band performed during the festival to enhance relationships with Pohang citizens. Hart is a native of Georgia and Brokopp is a native of Florida.

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Singing the same tune: III MEF Band meets International Festival of Fire and Light in Pohang, Korea

The Republic of Korea hosts a three-day International Fire and Light Festival that has continued for over 20 years, attracting over 300,000 people per year. T

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VIDEO: Summer safety campaign: Fireworks safety

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