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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Pyeongtaek South Korea 459-122
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Team Osan and Why We're Here -- Osan Air Base, located just 48 miles south of the Korean DMZ, is home to the "Mustangs" 51st Fighter Wing and 24 tenant units, including Seventh Air Force. As the most forward deployed permanently-based wing in the Air Force, the 51st Fighter Wing is charged with providing mission-ready Airmen to execute combat operations and receive follow-on forces. Our wing with its 24 PAA, F-16 and A-10 squadrons, along with a C-12 airlift flight and a myriad of base support agencies conducts the full spectrum of missions providing for the defense of the Republic of Korea. Every member of the Osan team is vital in maintaining stability in Northeast Asia. Due to our location, critical mission requirements, and continuous turnover; each inbound member must be prepared for quick assimilation and be mission-focused before departing their losing base and soon after arriving at Osan AB, ROK.
On 8 January the ROK Government put in effect the policy below:
“Due to the worldwide spread of a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant, all foreign visitors entering the Republic of Korea (ROK) will now be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Abbot Brand ID Now). The only exemptions currently allowed by the ROK Government are:
This testing requirement is levied by the ROK Government and cannot be waived by the US Forces Korea, 7th Air Force or the 51st Fighter Wing. For the most up to date information visit http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-en/brd/ m_4500/list.do . We recommend utilizing Google Chrome because the native website is in Korean.
COVID Requirements for Entry into the Republic of South Korea **A negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result is required for all foreigners entering the ROK**
Due to the worldwide spread of a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant, all foreign visitors and Korean Nationals entering the Republic of Korea will now be required to provide a proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR). Those who do not fulfill this requirement will be denied entry.
Effective 12:00 am, on February 24, 2021(KST), all travelers entering Korea, including Korean nationals, are required to submit a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results; negative PCR test results should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to their departure for Korea.
*Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be presented to the airline personnel when a passenger boards an aircraft. Boarding will not be permitted for passengers without a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours. The test certification document must be in hard copy form issued in English or Korean. If it cannot be issued in either language, a supplemental translated version certifying the translation should be submitted along with the original test result. The test needs to be a viral nucleic acid detection test (such as PCR or LAMP); antigen or antibody test results will not be accepted.
The test result document should include the members full name, date of birth, (passport number or DODID number is acceptable in lieu of DOB), type of test, test date, test result, date issued, and the name of the laboratory or institution that issued the test result. The test result should be submitted to the quarantine authorities upon their arrival in the ROK. Infants and children under the age of 6 (as of the entry date) are exempted from submitting a test result certificate.
Note: Foreign nationals who fail to submit test results will be barred from entering. Korean citizens who do not submit negative PCR test results will be tested at a temporary living facility and be required to self-isolate for 14 days at their own expense. (editor note: ROKG advises this will not be with USFK)
Please download the "Osan Air Base" app for IOS and Android; for the most current information & resources.
COVID-19 Critical Information resources:
Osan Web Page
Osan Air Base Facebook (@51stFW)
Camp Humphreys Facebook
Appointment Line/ER After Hours: DSN 784-DOCS/ DSN 784-2500
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
North Korea and South Korea are currently in a ceasefire status. The Osan AB mission is "Ready To Fight Tonight". The base is on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is awareness and education for the possible evacuation of non-combatants.
To call Songtan phone numbers from Osan AB, dial "99" plus the local number. Also, to reach Osan AB from other cities in Korea dial 031-661 (784 DSN prefixes) or 031-660 (0505-122-XXXX. From the U.S., dial 011-82-31-661-XXXX; DSN 315-784-XXXX or 011-82-31-0505-122-XXXX).
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
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