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  • The Air Force’s dirty word: Don’t be afraid to say it

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There’s a word we don’t often use in the Air Force. It’s one many people think about but rarely say out loud, and it’s probably not the word you are expecting: management.There, I said it, and hopefully, no one was overly offended.Every time I’ve gone to

  • Safety is everyone’s job

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In 2012 the 88th Mission Support Group front office and 88th Logistics Readiness Squadron were officially awarded OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs Star status. Two weeks after this is published, we will be receiving our third on-site visit from OSHA to

  • Top 10 rules of hunting-firearm safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This fall, many of us will take to the field in pursuit of various game species in and beyond the local area.Regardless of location, it’s critical that the utmost caution is exercised at all times when handling a firearm. Hunting injuries and wounds are often

  • Keep safety in mind over Labor Day weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This weekend, the Air Force family’s military and civilian members will spend some well-deserved time away from their duty sections.As we enjoy Labor Day festivities, let’s remember to look out for one another and keep the major safety themes we have

  • Don’t let driver fatigue play role in your travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This is the time of year many of us will spend extra hours behind the wheel as we drive to and from vacation destinations, recreational outings or social activities. Very often, that driving time slowly erodes our ability to operate a vehicle safely as the

  • Always follow water-safety measures

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department would like to help you stay safe the next time you go out on the water.Swimming and boating can be great ways to beat the heat this summer but are not without dangers. Though preventable in most cases,

  • With school starting, make this year a safe experience for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Across the Miami Valley, area schools are beginning a new academic year. It is imperative that vehicle operators pay undivided attention to their surroundings.Students waking to and from school or the bus stop may not have pedestrian safety foremost in their

  • Be smart, seen and safe while running

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The dense morning fog routinely generated here in the Miami Valley can present real challenges for those hitting the streets early to get a jog in before work.For early morning or any periods of reduced visibility, here are a few safety tips for you to keep

  • Keep sun safety in mind to prevent skin cancer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Whether you spend time outdoors hiking, swimming or just relaxing in the backyard, limiting exposure to the sun’s harmful rays must be a priority.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in

  • Aggressive driving: How to prevent, respond to it

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We have all dealt with aggressive drivers from time to time, and sometimes, we’re the guilty party.To avoid engaging in aggressive driving behavior, plan ahead and allow yourself extra time.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you