Distracted driving can have fatal consequences

December 3, 2015

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States, and its often fatal consequences are a threat to everyone.

ACTION LINE: Safety first for Hill’s ground maintenance personnel

September 3, 2015

Q: In the last two weeks I have witnessed three near-accidents on Wardleigh Road. These incidents involved a grounds maintenance person driving a riding mower on Wardleigh Road in the hours of darkness with no headlights, brake lights or any lighting at all on one of the mowers. None of the drivers had on any PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) on either, such as helmets. In one of the incidents the individual was driving at about 20 mph in a 40 mph zone during one of the busiest traffic times.

Maintaining the Quest for Zero: Swim safely this summer

July 30, 2015

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Midsummer has arrived, the “heat dome” has set in and the temperatures are soaring close to the century mark.

ACTION LINE: Safe transportation of private firearms

July 30, 2015

Q: I have a question in regard to Hill AFB instruction 31-206, specifically, paragraph 5.1: I have a concealed carry permit issued by the state of Utah and I live in base housing. I also ride a three-wheeled motorcycle. Paragraph 5.1 prohibits me from transporting my weapon in my motorcycle from my home while going on or off base. My question then is, how do I legally transport my weapon when going on or off base? Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Wearing personal protective equipment is cool!

April 9, 2015

As days grow longer and it warms up, the children are playing in the neighborhood — riding bikes, skateboarding, or getting about with their motorized scooters.

I really shouldn't be here

February 12, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life.

Holidays offer us time for reflection

December 19, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and every member of our AFMC team, we continued to provide world-class warfighter support, despite the challenges.

Neubauer: Stay Safe 'n Sound, All Year Round

August 1, 2013

As your new Air Force Chief of Safety, my sole purpose is to preserve our most critical asset — you! We’re halfway through the Critical Days of Summer campaign, an important milestone since we’ve historically seen an upsurge in fatalities in the second half of the season.

We can help turn this trend around by keeping a strong safety outlook — in the air, on the ground, all the time. We Airmen are aggressive by nature, and risk is inherent in our mission. But there’s a difference between being aggressive and being reckless.

Commander's commentary: Preparing for the future

February 21, 2013

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — I know everyone is anxious to hear news about the possible sequestration and potential for civilian furloughs. I know this affects more than just the mission; it has a personal impact on each and every one of you. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting to hear what’s going to happen regarding sequestration.

OO-ALC Workforce Council holds forum

September 27, 2012

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex Workforce Council hosted an open forum for employees with Brig. Gen. Brent Baker Sr., OO-ALC commander, and a panel of directors and various leaders from the base on Sept. 12 in the Base Theater.

Jason Carrion, OO-ALC Workforce Council president, hosted the forum which gave attendees an opportunity to present questions at two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and another at 2 p.m.

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