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  • Department of the Air Force sweeps DoD SOHMS Achievement Awards

    On Sept. 18, 2023, at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association Safety+ Conference, the 8th Annual Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health Management System (SOHMS) Awards, presented the 97th Maintenance Group at Altus Air Force Base, as the winner of the organization

  • OSI takes aim at laser pointers, aircraft safety

    As the Office of Special Investigations safeguards the Department of the Air Force, they are confronting a surge in incidents involving laser pointers, which pose significant threats to Air Force aircraft, especially at night.

  • Yokota kicks off Fire Prevention Week

    Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week with a proclamation ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2023. At the ceremony, Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dunn, 374th AW command chief, signed a

  • Get ready during National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, and the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to learn how to prepare and plan for, respond to, and recover from any disaster.Since its inception in 2004, the annual observance of NPM has served as a timely

  • ‘Safe!’ or ‘Safe by a mile!’ … There’s a big difference

    Imagine a baseball game where a player hits a nice line-drive single to right field. A runner who had been at second takes off for third, but then fails to pick up the third base coach’s signal to hold up at third and, instead, aggressively heads for home. The throw from right field targets the

  • Air Force develops Airman Safety Action Program

    Did you know that the Air Force has created an interactive way to report safety/health hazards and offer risk mitigating solutions, anytime and anywhere? That’s right, the Air Force Safety Center has developed an easy-to-use reporting system called the Airman Safety Action Program or ASAP.

  • Once again, back to school

    One morning soon you will head to work and notice there is more traffic on the roads. Some vehicles will have excited children, some will have young new drivers, and some will be big yellow school buses.Yes, it is back to school time.  School starts the first couple of weeks of August for more than

  • Don't Let the Sun Ruin Your Fun

    Memorial Day to Labor Day marks the 101 Critical Days of Summer. While everyone is eager to pack up the car and go on an adventure, the hottest days of the summer need a little more caution than most.Beale AFB is situated in very hot weather during this time frame and so people are encouraged to

  • Building Confined-Space Competence

    U.S. and Canadian personnel pose at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, conducted confined-space training together July 25, 2023. This confined-space training allowed for us to share knowledge and expertise, thus reducing the risks associated with confined-space operations for all.

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