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  • PROACTIVE SAFETY PROGRAMS: AFSOC’s Latest Safety and Readiness Tools

    (This article was originally posted in the 2019 Spring/Summer edition of Focus, AFSOC's Commando Safety Journal.)MFOQA what? ASAP – as soon as possible? LOSA – no idea…Well, these are the acronyms for the DoD andHAF-directed proactive safety programs:• MFOQA: Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance• ASAP: Airman Safety Action Program• LOSA:
  • 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 misinformation circulating around the Air Force.In 2013,
  • Motorcycle safety course prepares global trainers

    Motorcyclists from military bases around the globe converged on Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Annex May 12-24 for a train-the-trainer workshop.The workshop trained eight new trainers and 10 new rider coaches. Rider coaches helped Department of Defense members with the initial member training required to ride a motorcycle on military installations,
  • 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 Antonio, Texas.Motorcycle riding continues to be a
  • Quest for Zero makes headway

    March 22nd was a big day for Air Force Occupational Safety. It marked exactly one year since the Air Force experienced an on-duty ground fatality. This milestone in preventing work-related ground fatalities is a huge step forward in the Air Force’s overarching safety campaign, “Quest for Zero” and represents only the second time in history that
  • 2017 Air Force Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards announced

    Air Force Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr. recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards for 2017."It's a privilege to recognize Airmen and units for their safety achievements in 2017," Rauch said. "It’s a combination of leadership involvement and the
  • Rocket debris finds new home at AFSEC crash lab

    The second stage of a Minuteman II rocket was placed at the Air Force Safety Center crash lab here on Nov. 28.The remnant augments the Space Mishap Investigation Course curriculum by providing students with a hands-on lab that compliments classroom learning.“Space Safety is taking major steps towards normalizing efforts to the same degree as Air
  • Evolution of the Airman Safety App

    The evolution of the Air Force Safety Center’s Airman Safety App reached an important milestone with recent software updates on Dec. 1.This simple web-based tool, provides a streamlined process for all Airmen, their families and anyone accessing the base to report safety issues as they encounter them.“The Air Force wants to utilize every Airman as
  • AFSEC crash lab expands to include RPA

    The Air Force Safety Center added the remnants of an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft to its crash lab training inventory here on Oct. 10.This addition expands the curriculum at AFSEC by providing students with a modernized hands-on lab for RPAs during the Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course."Future AMIC students will now not only learn
  • Maj. Gen. John Rauch assumes duties as Air Force Chief of Safety

    Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr. became the Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and commander of the Air Force Safety Center, during change of command ceremonies held here Aug. 2. Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris, presided as Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller relinquished command after
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