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  • Know when to keep your headlights on

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- An important legal principle tells us “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” And that’s right: You can’t defend your actions by arguing you didn’t know they were illegal, even if you honestly didn’t realize you were breaking the law.The Ohio Revised Code’s

  • Distracted driving: Something we can all live without

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Even a very brief driver distraction can have catastrophic consequences.A vehicle traveling at 60 mph covers 176 feet in 2 seconds, nearly the length of five schoolbuses end to end. The Department of Transportation provides some very interesting information

  • Be prepared if a power outage occurs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With winter in full swing, it’s important to understand and be prepared for power outages.Power outages can occur for many reasons, including thunder, lightning, snow and ice storms; or strong winds. Outages due to severe weather could be as short as a light

  • Black ice’: An unseen killer

         WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- While no ice is black, the universal nomenclature for clear ice on roadways is ‘black ice.”It’s among the deadliest hazards drivers have to contend with during winter months. Motorists must be aware of it and know what to do if they encounter black ice

  • Keep caution in mind when using home space heaters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The high cost of heating oil and natural gas, combined with energy-saving efforts, raises the potential for increased use of alternative sources.Space heaters and other supplemental-heating devices may be viewed by a lot of people as a good alternative. They

  • Zero Talent Skills

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Several years ago I had a short but interesting conversation at my group commander’s change-of-command and retirement ceremony. As with all ceremonies, this one took an entire team of Airmen to plan and execute the events. After the ceremony, one of the

  • Shoveling snow not without hazards, health risks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As winter’s peak approaches, snowfall has ticked up around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Miami Valley region. It can come in waves and often in large amounts at once.Here are a few tips for those who don’t have much snow-shoveling experience and some

  • Getting the ‘green light’ for snowplows

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- With cold weather upon us and snow on the way, it’s time to get your mind and vehicle prepared for winter-weather driving. It’s good to know the Ohio Department of Transportation is doing the same.According to ODOT’s website, it’s prepared to fight the elements

  • WPAFB moves to HPCON Delta

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base transitioned to Health Protection Condition Delta on Friday, with a public health emergency in effect as of noon, due to rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 “omicron” cases.“The Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are our

  • Three easy steps to avoid slips, trips and falls

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Every year, people are injured as a result of falling while walking, jogging or running — especially during winter periods when traction tends to deteriorate.The military and civilian personnel of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are no exception.Throughout