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  • Airman credits PPE for saving life in motorcycle crash

    A lot of people have said the phrase, ‘I feel like I got hit by a truck’ in a figurative sense, but when U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Diaz, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expeditor, says it, he says it from experience.

  • Nicer weather ushers in renewed focus on motorcycle safety

    The month of May is recognized as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a time to promote vigilance among motorcyclists and awareness among the motorists who share the roads with them.The warmer temperatures and sunnier skies of the spring season and approaching summer will bring an increase

  • Training helps motorcycle riders stay safe

    New military motorcycle riders here have two options before riding: attend an approved motorcycle-training course or obtain their license to ride in accordance with state laws.

  • Motorcycle Safety Training: What AF riders need to know

    Training season for motorcyclists is just around the corner, and as training gets into full swing, it may be helpful to shed some light on the Air Force’s training requirements, as well as what the proper acronyms are for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses. I’d also like to dispel some

  • AF motorcycle safety expands with added instructors

    The U.S. Air Force took another stride forward in the continuous effort to reduce motorcycle mishaps amongst its riders. Eight highly motivated motorcycle instructors recently graduated from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s RiderCoach™ Trainer Preparation course held May 12-24 at Joint Base San

  • Motorcycles, mentors embark on end-of-season ride

    The Schriever Motorcycle Mentorship Program provided motorcyclists the opportunity to reinforce techniques while providing an open forum experience from other riders before they hang up their helmets for the winter.

  • 7 ways to ensure motorcycle safety

    The U.S. Air Force lost 11 members in motorcycle fatalities alone in 2016. Proper use of personal protective equipment is required to ensure safety and help reduce fatalities caused by motorcycle accidents. Active duty military members who operate a motorcycle both on and off Little Rock Air Force

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