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  • 764th ESS hosts second commercial solution opening event, offers contract for BASH data collection

    According to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces in Africa safety office, bird and wildlife aircraft strike hazards are some of the most prominent aviation hazards in the command’s area of operations that spans 104 nations.
  • New tracking devices to aid in continuing study of black vultures

    Black vultures were fitted with five new tracking devices as part of an ongoing study to mitigate aviation hazards around Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Djibouti Unknown

    This story provides an account of a joint partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Air Force to explore the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to identify and analyze all wildlife hazards near airfields. The expedition successfully collected 93 specimens and built partnership capacities with Djiboutian nationals by providing life-saving information on human wildlife interactions.
  • Airstrikes to bird strikes: historic island tackles new battle

    Heavily bombarded during a bloody two-week battle in World War II and the subsequent 44-month occupation by the Japanese before being handed over to U.S. forces on Sept. 4, 1945, Wake Atoll has attested to the resiliency of U.S. military members and civilians.
  • 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.