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  • JBER's BASH program uses tree removal project

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Bird Air Strike Hazard program is reducing the flight safety risk to aircraft, aircrew and passengers with a project to remove wildlife-attracting trees in the BASH and wildlife exclusion zones.
  • USDA creates program to protect predatory birds, Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard, or BASH, program, expanded with the addition of the Predatory Bird Relocation Program.
  • 167th, Argos, USDA continue black vulture research

    Last year, the 167th Airlift Wing, Argos Cement Plant and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services teamed up to research black vultures in and around Martinsburg, W.Va., in an effort to mitigate potential aviation hazards.
  • Studying vultures to keep MacDill, aircraft safe

    During the winter months, tens of thousands of people flock to Florida to escape the frigid temperatures in their home states. However, the urge to seek warmer weather in the Sunshine State isn’t an idea exclusive to humans; feathery, talon-wielding scavengers like the sound of it too! The team with the Air Force’s Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, a special program that aims to keep MacDill’s aircraft, Airmen and local wildlife safe, conducted a study on black vultures and turkey vultures seen throughout South Tampa.
  • Wildlife management course enhances aircraft flight safety

    Twelve airmen took part in a course at the 167th Airlift Wing to help reduce the potential for wildlife-related aircraft mishaps at Shepherd Field in Martinsburg, W.Va., March 22-23.
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