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  • A2D2: We drive to save lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving transportation services ensure base members get home safely, mitigating any potential risks of impeding the 35th Fighter Wing mission. “A2D2 ensures the safety of the mission’s most important asset: people,” stressed Staff Sgt. Kiernan Judd, a 35th Mental Operations Squadron mental health technician and lead coordinator for A2D2. “By getting our Airmen and families home safely we are doing our best to circumvent DUIs and the career, personal, financial and host nation relation damages that could follow.”
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Aircrew safety top priority for AFE shop

    The 100th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop operates behind the scenes to support the aerial refueling mission. Responsible for repairing and maintaining the flight equipment pilots and boom operators need such as survival resources, oxygen masks, radios, and chemical protection gear, AFE serves an important role in mission success.
  • Safety: A key component in any good holiday celebration

    The Air Forces top three leaders highlighted winter and holiday safety hazards in a recently released tri-signature memorandum.
  • 354th FW Airmen develop, test new F-35A arctic survival kit

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 5.
  • Safety Culture and Readiness

    "Sir," he said, "we have four jets available." My first reaction was total disbelief mixed with frustration. At the time, we had 24 jets in the squadron and my Pro Super had just informed me that only four out of 24 were mission ready. The remaining 20 jets were non-mission capable. How was this even possible?! I honestly had to ask him to repeat what he had just said. Again, utterly defeated, he calmly and quietly repeated, "Sir, we have four jets."
  • Airmen innovation saves $224K, promotes safer travel

    In northern tier bases, weather ranges drastically from triple digits and hot road conditions to double-digit negatives, making icy roads hazardous if not travelled properly. Despite the risk, Airmen travel to and from the missile field to accomplish the mission.
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