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  • Lessons Learned from Mistakes

    A night out on the town with friends, sipping on a few ice cold beers, and then driving home was at one time a regular weekend of fun for Staff Sgt. Robert Behm. As a young man, somewhat oblivious to the repercussions of his actions, he had the mindset of "It's just a few, I'm not drunk, I can drive

  • Deployment preparation starts now

    It's Thursday at 1615. The squadron just received a short-notice tasking for a safety professional to deploy to an air expeditionary wing in Afghanistan. The reporting date is in 18 days.How could this happen? Who do I contact? How can I prepare? Tick tock, tick tock ...How could this happen?

  • 'The Third Pole': Team of Airmen to attempt Mount Everest climb

    Four Air Force Academy graduates may be busy preparing to climb the world's highest peak in May, but they haven't forgotten where mountaineering first began for them: here, climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks as cadets. A team of six seasoned, Air Force mountaineers, currently stationed in

  • AFSEC earns Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    The Air Force Safety Center has earned the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service for the period Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2011.Among the highlights of the award period were the "Back to Basics" approach resulting in stronger regulatory compliance and

  • Airman journeys to top of the world

    The Tibetans call it "Chomolungma," meaning "mother goddess of the world." GPS satellite equipment measures its peak at 29,035 feet, and for Capt. Colin Merrin, Mount Everest will soon be a bullet on his mountaineering resume that can't be topped.Merrin, a GPS operator from the 2nd Space Operations

  • AF names 2012 GEICO Military Service Awards nominees

    Four Airmen are nominees for the 2012 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Nominees include Tech. Sgt. Cecilia N. Cardenas, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss; Senior Master Sgt. Michael V. Marascia, Dyess AFB, Texas; Senior Master

  • Happy holidays and thank you

    Commanders, supervisors, safety professionals and Airmen everywhere, thank you for all you do to make our Air Force safer. Happy holidays!

  • Air Force officials receive closure letter for environmental restoration site

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued a closure letter Nov. 1, for the environmental restoration of a site located 4.5 miles southwest of the flightline here, where a B-47 plane crashed in 1958.On Nov. 4, 1958, a B-47 carrying one nuclear bomb caught fire while taking off from Dyess

  • Air Force safety chief visits Spangdahlem AB

    The U.S. Air Force Chief of Safety visited Spangdahlem Dec. 12, 2012, as part of a familiarization tour.The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Safety Summit takes place at Ramstein Air Base this week, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward took the opportunity to visit other air bases in the local

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