U.S.

February 21, 2013

The Loft visits Biosphere 2

Tags:
Senior Airman Timothy Moore
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore)
Airmen from Davis-Monthan stand outside the Biosphere 2 facility in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 9. The facility was designed to test if human beings could sustain life inside a completely enclosed structure.

Throughout the year, the Loft Airman Ministry Center plans and coordinates trips and events to build morale for the D-M dormitory Airmen. This year included a trip to the Biosphere 2 facility on Feb. 9.

The Loft is an area located within the dorms where Airmen can come to watch television, use free Wi-Fi, play games or just relax. It holds leadership positions for a dorm Chaplain and non-commissioned officer in charge, but it is primarily staffed by volunteers, many of whom are Airmen in the dorms.

The Loft used funds provided by the Base Chapel to offer Airmen a chance to tour Biosphere 2 at a reduced cost. Twenty-one Airmen, including dorm residents and several of the Loft volunteers, went on the trip to the facility, which is approximately an hour away from D-M.

“The Loft is always looking for places in close proximity that would provide great morale building experiences for the dormitory Airman,” said Airman 1st Class Steven Fisher, the Loft council vice president. “Biosphere 2 was perfect.”

The initial planning of the trip was conducted by Doug Breen, a volunteer with the Loft. Fisher then disseminated the information and coordinated the trip. Airmen met at the Loft where some had volunteered to drive carpool to the Biosphere 2.

Accompanied by a guide, Airmen got to tour the facility. Biosphere 2 is an enclosed facility designed to mimic the original biosphere, Earth. It was used as the location of an experiment that was supposed to test whether or not human beings could sustain life in an enclosed environment, should human beings need to migrate to another planet.

The tour provided the Airmen a chance to learn about the famous facility as well as get to know each other. After the tour, some Airmen even went out to have a meal together.

The Loft plans larger trips and events, such as the Biosphere 2 tour, at least once a month depending on holiday schedules. Smaller events, such as the Sunday meal and Friday night movie, are run weekly. The events are open to any Airman who lives in the dorms as well as the Loft supporters and volunteers.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
headstones-with-flags-300-dpi

This Memorial Day, honor those who gave all

Courtesy photo   Memorial Day. A long weekend, barbeques, parades, door busting sales at the mall, and the un-official start of summer . . . With all the excitement of warmer weather and fun in the sun that come with Memor...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

Memorial Day weekend safety tips

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, for most service members that means getting on the road and traveling for the first long weekend of the summer. During this holiday weekend more people will be traveling, which makes it import...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

D-M law enforcement recognizes National Police Week

Law enforcement agencies at Davis-Monthan celebrated National Police Week here during the week of May 11-15. National Police Week focuses on remembering law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty. T...
 

 

Final Total Force Training Environmental Assessment released

The final Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training, released here today by Air Combat Command, concludes a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” The Air Force will implement the proposed action alternative which places a cap on Total Force Training (formerly Operation Snowbird) flights at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 2,326 annual flights.  Officials state that...
 
 

Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the...
 
 

The difference between Memorial and Veterans Day

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — There are lots of reminders out there that Memorial Day is about more than a day off or barbecue. It’s also about more than thanking everyone who served or waving flags. The truth is, many people confuse this day with Veterans Day. This day is about one thing...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin