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June 29, 2012

People First – June 29, 2012

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.

 

AFSAS vital to tracking, preventing mishaps

The Air Force Safety Center continues to develop and deploy enhancements to the Air Force Safety Automated System to provide accurate mishap information and timely risk mitigation data to all levels of command.

AFSAS is a Web-enabled mishap reporting and analysis system that’s accessible 24/7 worldwide with a controlled access card and Internet. The system is compliant with DOD and Air Force safety business rules with continuously expanding capabilities, from automating the dispatch of mishap messages to tracking mishap prevention recommendations.

The system was launched in March 2007 as the single integrated mishap system for reporting aviation, ground, weapons, space, human factors and nuclear mishaps. It’s become the reporting mechanism and repository for more than 15,000 reportable mishaps and events per year.

First-time users may appreciate the intuitive functions designed for ease of navigation, while frequent users rely on the expediency of data retrieval.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123306955

 

Officials seek Air Force ROTC instructors

If you have a knack for teaching, exemplify Air Force standards and want to have a positive impact on the Air Force for years to come, you might be a perfect match for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor duty.

Eligible first lieutenants, captains and majors interested in teaching tomorrow’s leaders must indicate that interest on their statement of intent, via the Airman Development Plan. Fully coordinated, approved application packages are due to Air Education and Training Command by Aug. 10.

Only line of the Air Force officers are eligible. Lieutenants must have at least a year in grade and three years of commissioned service. All applicants must have four years on station by June 2013, or be in a mandatory move status during summer 2013 or have a January to May 2013 date eligible for return from overseas. Applicants must also have superior performance records and some universities require a master’s degree, so applicants should note that before listing their duty preferences.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123307193

 

Nominations open for 64th Annual Flemming Award

Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award.

The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government.

Nominations are open to federal employees and service members who have at least three, but no more than 15 years of service through Dec. 31. Each major command, field operating agency and direct reporting unit may submit one nomination per category. Individuals previously nominated but not selected for a Flemming Award may be renominated. Previous award winners may not be renominated.

Completed nomination packages must be sent to the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 19.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123306566

 

Air Force emphasizes ATV safety

Riding all-terrain vehicles is a popular recreational activity, but it can also be dangerous. ATV riding resulted in a reported 317 deaths and an estimated 115,000 emergency room-treated injuries in 2010, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Air Force recognizes ATV riding’s risks, making it one of the emphases of its Critical Days of Summer campaign. Air Force Instruction 91-207 addresses ATV riding, spelling out requirements in section 3.4.2.

Tech. Sgt. Connie Lowe, a Joint Base San Antonio ground safety technician, said ATV safety starts with wearing the proper personal protective equipment.

Other appropriate attire, she said, includes a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, gloves, sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear, and a high-visibility upper garment during the day and retro-reflective upper garment at night.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123307085




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