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  • 2 SOPS captain makes difficult choice at 27,000 feet

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Months of training, extreme cold temperatures, intestinal illness, sleep deprivation, avalanches, limited oxygen at high elevations and a respiratory infection. These are the trials and tribulations that Capt. Colin Merrin, a 2nd Space Operations Squadron GPS operator,

  • How $19.99 saved my life

    What's your life worth? One-million dollars? Maybe a few hundred thousand? What if I told you something that cost me $19.99 saved my life?Two years ago, I paid $19.99 for a bicycle helmet and recently its value has surpassed its cost.I was doing what a lot of us at Osan Air Base do -- riding my

  • Seven Summits team reaches peak of Mount Everest

    On May 19, the U. S. Air Force Seven Summits team reached Mount Everest, the highest point of the world, 29,035 feet. This success marks the first time a team of military members from any nation has reached all seven summits: Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Aconcagua in

  • USAF 7 Summits Update - Safely at Camp 2

    The team completed their descent all the way to Camp 2, almost 20 hours after they departed from the South Col for the summit.To find out more, please visit

  • SECAF/CSAF 2013 CDS Letter

    The Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force remind everyone to enjoy their summer and stay Safe-n-Sound.2013 Critical Days of Summer Letter

  • Through Airmen's Eyes: Weather Airman survives lightning strike

    A weather Airman who issues warnings when lightning strikes take place within five miles of an air base here knows the danger: He's a lightning-strike survivor.Senior Airman Erik White, a 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather journeyman, was taking pictures when he was struck by

  • USAF 7 Summits Update - May 14: Here We Go!

    The team is on its way! This is the beginning of their summit push. If all goes well they'll be standing on the summit by the end of the week.They left base camp this morning at 3:30 am and after 4500′ and 6 hours of difficult climbing they made it in to camp 2 at 9:30 am.There wasn't a breath of

  • USAF 7 Summits Update - 7 May: Plans for Summit Push

    Rob Marshall, who was up early at Everest Base Camp before the sun even hit his tent, reports that the team is all safely back at EBC, and resting up for their summit push. Kyle Martin developed a blood blister on his toe during his descent on the Lhotse face, but PJ Nick Gibson was able to lance it

  • May is motorcycle safety awareness month

    In Texas, most motorcycle crashes happen in MayMay marks the start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month when drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.Consider these facts:· In

  • USAF 7 Summits Update - 6 May: Real-time Risk Management

    7 Summits team member Rob Marshall recounts the sad news of the death of 37 year old DaRita Sherpa at Camp 3 drives home the point that mountaineering involves significant risks...So does flying an aircraft, riding a motorcycle, unloading cargo or building a new deck for your house. The question is,

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