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Senior Airman Ricky Brown, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical distribution, wears a safety harness, a hardhat and gloves to remove Christmas lights on corner of Ragsdale Street and Travis Avenue Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt McGovern) PPE – choice or chance?
We use personal protective equipment every day without even thinking about it. When we get in our cars, we put on our safety belts. We use an oven mitt or potholders to remove a casserole from the oven. Gloves are donned when we are clearing debris from the yard or pruning the roses. Most of us don’t think of these actions as using PPE, because we
0 3/09
2006
Stop Road Rage (b/w), Illustration by W.C. Pope Being safe against aggressive driving
It does not take long to find examples of aggressive driving on our roadways. Most of us see it every day — the road racer, the distracter, the tailgater, the frequent lane changer and the red light runner. The atmosphere created by aggressive drivers is scary. Aggressive drivers display one or more of the following: -Express frustration. Drivers
0 3/09
2006
Senior Airman Kevin Johnson, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-5 crew chief, prepares to inspect a power unit on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt McGovern) Be aware of dangers associated with all equipment, follow safety steps
Just about everyone working at Travis uses some type of equipment to perform their job.Whether it’s an aircraft loader, a table saw, an impact wrench, a forklift, a ladder or a motor vehicle, there are inherent dangers associated with all equipment. How many pieces of equipment do you use to perform your job? If you work in a shop, perform
0 3/09
2006
2nd Lt. Wesley Hayne 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant officer in charge, and Master Sgt. Edmund Diaz, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production supervisor, properly push a B5 stand to an awaiting C-5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt McGovern) Slowing down, following technical order data helps prevent mishaps
It’s payday Friday! The weekend is finally here! You glance at your watch and it’s almost quitting time. You should be getting off in about 15 minutes but, you’ve just been tasked to go tighten a panel on an aircraft. As you’re driving the bobtail to pick up a B5 stand, all you’re thinking about is going home to get ready and start the weekend. You
0 3/09
2006
Britannia Scott [right], daughter of Vicky and Tech. Sgt. Russell Scott, 60th Aerial Port Squadron, practices proper teeth brushing techniques with the assistance of dentists Dr. [Maj.] Margaret Curry [left] and Dr. [Capt.] Benjamin Coon [center], 60th Dental Squadron, at the David Grant USAF Medical Center’s Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Spellman) Dental injuries affect 30 percent of all children
Your child may be at risk for dental injury just by walking or playing outside. It is reported that 30 percent of all children have an injury to their baby teeth with 22 percent of children injuring their permanent teeth. Most frequently, the anterior teeth are affected. Here is what should be done in the case of an emergency: If your child has an
0 3/09
2006
Vic Cardwell, a master sergeant with the 60th Aerial Port Squadron, is competing at the Southern California USATF Masters Indoor Championship, a track and field competition, in Los Angeles Sunday. Vic Cardwell began running track and field in eighth grade. He now coaches high school students in his spare time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jennifer Brugman) Master sergeant continues running after dreams, ready to compete
Vic Cardwell has been to so many of these things it’s hard for him to get excited or nervous, but once he’s out on that track, he’s ready to win. Cardwell, a master sergeant with the 60th Aerial Port Squadron, is competing at the Southern California USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championship, a track and field competition, in Los Angeles
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2006
Senior Airman Vanessa Bredehoft, 60th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Non-Destructive Inspection team specialist, uses eddy current to locate surface cracks on a C-5 flange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matt McGovern) NDI team discovers deadly cracks, defects on aircraft components, ensures safety
Oblivious to the minds of pilots and crew, cracks and defects can sometimes lurk in aircraft components. Fortunately, Travis has the Non-Destructive Inspection team to notice any defects and correct them to allow continuation of the Air Force mission. NDI, a component of the 60th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, has the mission of detecting and
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2006
Anthony Sibilia and his wife, Marisa Sibilia, work out together during the Valentine's Day Aerobathon Monday. Being physically active for 30 to 60 minutes a day can help people lower their blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy weight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre Mansour) Healthy lifestyle keeps heart fit
February is officially known as “Heart Awareness Month.” According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of people in the world. Heart disease occurs when the coronary arteries — which are the arteries that supply your heart with oxygen rich blood — become clogged or blocked. Clogging of the arteries, also known
0 2/23
2006
Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse Maj. Rodney Logan, 60th Medical Operations Squadron, sheds a little light for Tech. Sgt. William Webster, a cardiopulmonary CCATT member, as he administers to a Hurricane Katrina evacuee during an aeromedical evacuation mission aboard a C-130 Hercules in September 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dr. [Maj.] Lazaro Bravo) Flying ICU reduces fatalities through swift air transport
Recently, two members of ABC World News Tonight were seriously injured by an improvised explosive device near the town of Taji, Iraq. Anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Don Vogt both suffered critical head trauma injuries. They were transported from the battlefield to more sophisticated medical care in Landstuhl, Germany, before being returned to
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Drug users beware
The Air Force has changed its drug testing policy. Along with the regular random testing, Smart Testing has been implemented to deter young enlisted and officer members in the 18 to 25 age group. According to Maj. Gen. James Roudebush, Deputy Surgeon General, the young Airmen represent the highest risk population. They are four times more likely to
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2006
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