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  • Sober was smarter and safer

    As a student at West Virginia University I was very familiar with late nights, bar crawls and game day at Mountaineer Field. During my freshman year there I was required to take an orientation class aimed at helping students understand college life and how to adjust to it. The one thing I remember most about that class is a statement in the first
  • Aviation, Ground Safety Awards presented for mishap prevention

    Two Airmen and two squadron crews recently received Aviation Safety Well Done Awards, presented for outstanding airmanship or support to aircrew that prevented or reduced the impact of a serious flight mishap. Three Airmen received Ground Safety Well Done Awards, presented in recognition of non-safety Airmen who make a significant contribution that
  • AFSEC reps attend RiderCoach Preparatory Training

    A RiderCoach Preparatory Training course was held here Sept. 7-13. The train-the-trainer portion of the course was for those interested in becoming certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach instructors for the Basic RiderCourse and the Basic RiderCourse 2. They are the instructors who train new motorcyclists. The course also included
  • Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward assumes duties as top Air Force safety officer

    Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward assumed the duties of Air Force Chief of Safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center located here on Sept. 17. Reporting directly to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Woodward develops, executes and evaluates Air Force aviation, ground, weapons and space mishap prevention and nuclear surety programs. Woodward was
  • Safety at center of growing RPA requirement

    Gen. Hap Arnold may have startled even his most visionary contemporaries when he said on V-J Day, "The next war may be fought by airplanes with no men in them at all. Take everything you've learned about aviation in war, throw it out of the window, and let's go to work on tomorrow's aviation."No one then could have imagined that Arnold's prophecy
  • Strong finish for Critical Days of Summer

    The Air Force 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign ended Sept. 4 with zero fatalities for the Labor Day weekend for the first time in five years. "We at the Safety Center always have a Quest for Zero mission," said Bill Parsons, Air Force Chief of Ground Safety. "It is, and always should be, our pursuit. Even if we suffer an always-tragic
  • Airmen survive motorcycle crash thanks to PPE and Wingmen

    "When I woke up in the ambulance, the paramedic took my helmet and shoved it in my face and said 'if you hadn't been wearing this we would be scraping your brains up off the pavement and you would be dead,'" Maj. Adam Travis recalled of a motorcycle ride that could have been his last.This fiscal year there have been 394 motorcycle mishaps, 31 of
  • No safety shortcuts to successful mission

    A few months ago, Tech. Sgt. Eric Hobbs, an aerospace propulsion craftsman, and Staff Sgt. Mark Lipumano, an aircraft electrical and environmental systems craftsman, were dispatched to relieve night shift and complete the launch of a C-17. Poised to go stateside, the aircrew spooled the engines, blocked out and taxied to the end of the runway when
  • Rubeor takes seat as Air Force Safety Center executive director

    James T. Rubeor assumed responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Air Force safety and executive director of the Air Force Safety Center on Aug. 29.A member of the Senior Executive Service, Rubeor is also a U.S. Air Force Reserve major general, serving as the special assistant to the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern
  • AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel:As our Nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen for your dedicated service and hard work every day of the
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