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  • Training required for motorcyclists

    After Florida’s brief winter, Tyndall heads into a new season and members may be interested in purchasing and riding a motorcycle. Before rushing to the open road, Airmen and Guardians should keep in mind there are annual training requirements prior to operating a motorcycle.

  • 12 steps to grilling safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The grilling season upon us. Next time you fire it up, consider the following guidance to avoid making your summer-grilling experience memorable for all the wrong reasons:1. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to maximize the safe operation of its

  • First female aviator receives Kolligian Trophy

    In April 2020, during a routine training sortie, Bye’s A-10’s gun experienced a catastrophic failure, her canopy was sent soaring through the sky during flight and forced her to decide to either eject or attempt a gear-up “belly” landing.

  • Tips to keep rolling along safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the warmer weather is to go on a nice bike ride. However, bicycling can also be dangerous.Here are a few tips to help keep you safe and make sure your next bicycle ride doesn’t end with you riding in an

  • 12th Flying Training Wing safety office deploys new drone detection system

    Commonly referred to as small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, by the Federal Aviation Administration, these consumer-grade drones have been known to penetrate the airspace around Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and other bases throughout the Air Force, adding yet another obstacle for pilots to

  • Take time to learn emergency exit routes at work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- With buildings being repurposed and workspace at a premium, it’s common for emergency exit routes to be overlooked or forgotten.The unfortunate reality is that waiting until a real-world scenario to assess and test your facility’s emergency exit routes could be

  • The never-ending quest for motorcycle safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- You wear your personal protective equipment. You stay on top of your motorcycle’s routine maintenance. You follow all rules of the road when you ride.What more can you do to be a safe rider? A LOT!Safety is one of those things in life that’s never-ending. There

  • FY21 DAF Safety Awards Announced

    The Department of the Air Force recently released the fiscal year 2021 annual safety awards. These awards provide organizations, teams, and individuals the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work, enhanced performance, accomplishments, and feats in safety.

  • So you think you can ride: Motorcycle riding requirements

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis is set in an ideal location for motorcycle riders to enjoy time on their bikes, both on and off the installation. With the long back roads and seasonal warm weather, riders can take advantage of riding with a few mandatory requirements.

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