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Decontaminating gases for the masses

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Robert K. Kaschak

A major component to wartime preparation and training involves reacting to a chemical or biological attack and if exposed, how to decontaminate exposed personnel. Admittedly, not a pleasant thought, but a stark...

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Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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Men’s Health Week is around the corner

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble, M.D.

National Men’s Health Week is June 11-17, making this a good time for men to focus on their health by talking to their doctors about preventive health screenings and recommitting to a healthy lifestyle. Preventive screenings are an important part of health promotion, but unfortunately, many men put off going…

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Protect your skin and prevent sun damage

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Kristin Shives

Summer months bring outdoor fun in the sun, but they can also bring unwanted skin issues such as sunburn, freckles and skin cancer. The solution for these problems is to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin and fights the development of skin cancer. It’s important that beneficiaries take precautions out in the sun year-round. Both sunburn…

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Child seat safety

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Jeremy Maddox

Summer is upon us and for some of our Airmen that means a lot of vacation travel time with the family. While some choose to fly to their destinations, others opt for the classic road trip, especially if they are traveling with infants or toddlers. To ensure the safety of our small children while driving,…

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March Air Reserve Base takes tougher stance on traffic enforcement

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Darnell Gardner

Traffic rule enforcement at March Air Reserve Base will soon be comparable to, if not stricter than, its neighbors in the surrounding counties. The 452d Security Forces Squadron will be closely...

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101 Critical Days of summer Safety — It’s personal

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Jim Moats

It’s that time of year again and summer is just around the corner! Have you already made your vacation and adventure plans for the summer, or are you a “spur of the moment” type of planner? Every year the Air Force Safety Center kicks off the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign which takes place…

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Suited for the job

Posted May 11, 2012 by Robert J. Kaschak

The military constantly strives to improve the ability of our fighting forces to succeed in hostile environments. The Chemical Protective Overgarment is a prime example of evolving research and technology. The updated design accounts for limitations from earlier versions and now provides the functionality necessary for a combatant to perform mission essential duties with an…

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Preparing for operational readiness

Posted May 4, 2012 by Robert Kaschak

As the wing prepares for its upcoming operational readiness exercise and inspection, it is important to note how little things can become significant in a wartime environment. One of the lessons learned by team March from the recent Volk Field exercise was to stress continued use of the “buddy system,” particularly when wearing the Mission…

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Can I help re-invigorate the nuclear enterprise?

Posted May 4, 2012 by Victor Flores

If someone asked you what the U.S. Air Force’s number one nuclear enterprise priority is for 2011 and 2012, what would your answer be? On or above average, I get personnel who respond, “We don’t have a nuclear mission, so this requirement doesn’t apply to us”. Let’s look at a few of potential work situations…

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