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  • Lightning, tornadoes and floods ... oh my!

    I want to start off this article with a quick quiz to test your storm knowledge. First question...What is the first thing members should not do if a tornado is confirmed heading in your direction. A) Begin those remodeling plans you have been putting off B) Put the dog or cat out (unless on a LONG leash) C) Cancel your homeowners insurance D) None
  • Play Ball: Sports Day is almost here!

    It's that time of year again. The 21st Space Wing Sports Day is around the corner and offers plenty of opportunities to get hurt -- but not if is Airmen take a few moments to think about safety first. Whether wing members plan to swim, play soccer, flag football, golf or combat dominoes, following proven injury prevention techniques offered by the
  • Drivers should be on the look out for bicyclists

    In 2004, more than 700 bicycle riders were killed and 41,000 riders were injured in traffic mishaps. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't detail statistics on how many of those were caused by the bicyclist or the vehicle operator, common sense indicates that any time a bicycle and a vehicle collide - the vehicle wins
  • Staying out do trouble in the great outdoors

    Are you tired of dealing with indoor plumbing, air conditioning and having to sleep in a comfortable bed? If so, camping is probably your arena. Every year thousands of Americans head into the great outdoors in order to get back to nature. Well, before you head for the hills, you need to do some planning. When selecting a place to camp, try to find
  • Living off the land: practicing safety in the wilderness

    A young couple just set up camp in a secluded spot at the base of a mountain. And where did they pitch their two-camper tent and equipment? Of course, in a nice, flat sandy spot in the middle of a dry wash, isolated from other campers where they could grill steaks on the open fire. Perfect, right? Hardly! Exercising simple Operational Risk
  • Flight planning for the road

    Whether traveling this summer as a passenger or operator by car, motorcycle, rail, or air, there is no substitute for proper "preflight" planning. Military pilots will spend as much as two hours of mission planning for a 1-hour sortie. How much time will you spend preparing to take that 15-hour road trip this summer? Regardless of time spent,
  • Are your gums killing you?

    Everyone gets the "flossing lecture" and "gum disease warnings." For many people, this may seem absurd. You brush every day, several times even. Use a killer mouthwash that makes your mouth tingly fresh. You get an exam and cleaning every year, maybe you've never had a cavity or filling in your life. So what's the problem and why are you being
  • Command chief retires after three decades of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael T. Sullivan retired Feb. 14 after 31 years of service. His position as Air Force Space Command's command chief master sergeant has given him the ultimate opportunity to do what he loves best - serve his country, advise his commander and mentor his Airmen in a command that covers 13 time zones, 160 units and over 48
  • Holiday festivities bring reminder to drink responsibly

    The holidays are often a time of overindulgence - eating lots of decadent foods, overspending on presents and, occasionally, drinking a few too many. As calendars fill up with Christmas and New Year's parties, officials here are reminding servicemembers to drink and act responsibly. Too much alcohol, they say, can often lead to fights, arrests for
  • NORAD seeks volunteer Santa trackers

    It's that time of year again - North American Aerospace Defense Command is once again looking for a few hundred Santa Trackers to help relay the jolly old elf's whereabouts on Christmas Eve to children around the world. NORAD will track Santa again this year - a job they assumed in 1958 when the command was established. Prior to that CONAD -
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