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  • JBMDL Airmen brief general aviation pilots on safety

    The 514th Air Mobility Wing organized an informational session with local civilian pilots over the July Unit Training Assembly to discuss safety concerns in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's airspace.
  • Saying farewell to a safety icon

    Chief of Occupational Safety for the Department of the Air Force Michael Ballard retires with over 45 years of combined service, both active duty and civil service on July 29. Ballard has made a career out of keeping Airmen and Guardians safe.
  • Arnold AFB program oversees cradle-to-grave management of hazardous materials, waste

    The test and evaluation activities that take place in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex facilities at Arnold Air Force Base at times utilize materials labeled as “hazardous.” However, Arnold has programs in place to safeguard its employees and the environment from hazardous materials and hazardous waste. As part of a requirement of the
  • McConnell's Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Fly-In event

    The Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) Fly-In event is being hosted by Team McConnell and lead by McConnell Flight Safety (22 ARW/931 ARW). The event is being held on Saturday September 18, 2021 and will include Safety Seminars given by USAF and FAA Safety, USAF Weather Flight, USAF Tower Control and Local Area Wichita Approach controllers. There will also be an opportunity for local area aviation Pilots, Air Traffic Control, and Safety professions to crosstalk with military professionals of like specialty. Additionally, KC-135 and KC-46 static display tours will be made available for those interested and vendor booths are welcome for anyone that would like to set up a booth for the event. The Fly-In will open at 0630L and participants will be departing McConnell AFB by 1500L. This event will provide an opportunity for aviators in the Wichita Area to discuss airspace de-confliction, area aircraft operations, and safety protocols that will lead to a safer more enjoyable flying experience for all!
  • Making headway in personnel safety

    The 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is testing the next solution in creating a safer work environment for maintenance troops through “bump caps,” which are tactical ball caps with a protective lining inside, that are a potential form of personal protective equipment.
  • Aggressive driving: How to prevent, respond to it

    We have all dealt with aggressive drivers from time to time, and sometimes, we’re the guilty party.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following:To avoid engaging in aggressive driving behavior, plan ahead and allow yourself extra time. Also:• Concentrate. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by talking on your
  • Education is Prevention: Summer Fire Safety

    Every summer, children and adults alike look forward to spending time with friends and family. While summer can be a season packed with fun and exciting activities, it is important to remember that it also presents the increased potential for fire hazards.
  • The highest risk and the biggest reward: planning for Denali

    Five current and former Airmen recently finished scaling a 20,310-foot climb up Denali in Alaska, the highest point in North America on June 19, 2021. The climbs are done mainly in the name of resiliency, but without the extensive use of risk management before and throughout the adventures, they may not have been accomplished safely.
  • Air Force Reserve Command July Safety Newsletter

    Please see the latest AFRC Safety Monthly Newsletter
  • IEAFA concludes its Aviation Safety Program Management Course on NAS Sigonella

    The Inter-European Air Forces Academy and experts from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe- Air Forces Africa Safety Office successfully concluded a two-week Inter-European Aviation Safety Program Management course focused on strengthening alliances and building partnerships, May 7, 2021, on Naval Air Station Sigonella.

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