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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Amelia C. Beaton and Airman 1st Class Joel R. Steel, 315th Training Squadron students, wait for their turn inside the wind tunnel to experience simulated skydiving indoors at Austin, Texas, Sept. 19. The 17th Support Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base helps members on base have opportunities to experience fun events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Aim High
The 17th Force Support Squadron’s Information, Transportation and Travel Office is an outstanding organization serving the Goodfellow Air Force Base community of permanent party, students, retirees and family members alike.This past weekend, my 15 year old son and I had a blast, a blast of more than 100 mph winds. A specially designed, glass, wind
0 9/22
2015
Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Wilson, 437th Operations Group superintendent, inspects the insides of a C-17 Globemaster III with a flashlight May 5, 2015, on the flightline at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. A Joint Base Charleston, S.C., aircrew and Boeing Team flew this ceremonial flight commemorating the 3,000,000 flying hour milestone for the entire C-17 fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit) September is National Preparedness Month: Week 4
The hazard-focused theme for week four of National Preparedness Month is power outages. Although power outages can happen anytime, they are often associated with severe weather. Power outages can last for several hours or several days, it is important to plan for them. The Ready Campaign offers the following tips to prepare.Before a power
0 9/21
2015
Members of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency rescue flood victims during an exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., June 16, 2015. The 181st Intelligence Wing Airmen and Vigo County EMA partnered for a simulated hurricane disaster response exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Lonnie Wiram/Released) September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3
The theme for Week 3 of National Preparedness Month is hurricanes. Hurricane season is currently peaking, this would be a great time to take action and prepare for these powerful storms. Each year, parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods and coastal storms surging from hurricanes and tropical storms making hurricanes
0 9/16
2015
A soldier takes a breather while swimming 25 meters with a ruck sack and a dummy weapon during combat water survival training at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., July 17, 2015. Rescuing a drowning victim
No one knows when they might be put in a situation of rescuing a drowning victim. A victim can drown in a matter of minutes, which means being prepared is the key. Unlike the movies, drowning victims don’t always thrash in the water, usually victims are quiet, which makes the situation more dangerous. Here are some steps which outline how to rescue
0 9/08
2015
Diploma certificates sit on a table during the Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 8, 2015. The ceremony also included the Pitsenbarger awards and Powell Warrior award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson) Using CLEPs to standout
I’ve heard time and time again that getting a Community College of the Air Force degree as an Airman makes you look ambitious, but it took me awhile to realize how easy it is to obtain.I started off like quite a few Airmen that I know, I was one of the people who would drag their feet when it came to earning college credits after I finishing their
0 9/01
2015
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting) Back To School Safety
Back to school season is in full swing, which means sharing the roads with school buses, bicyclist and pedestrians. Everyone is in a hurry and things can get a bit crazy on the roads. By slowing down and paying extra attention when kids are present drivers can help keep kids safe. Below are some tips to help make the school year a safe one for
0 8/21
2015
Fatigue is tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. The most common reasons why someone might be fatigued is diet, sleep habits and exercise habits. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer/Released) Struggling With Fatigue
We all struggle with fatigue at some point in our lives. Fatigue is accompanied by the desire to sleep and lack of motivation to anything else. Fatigue could be one symptom of an underlying medical problem, most of the time it can be traced back to your habits or routine. The top three reasons you might be fatigued:What you eat. Reaching for
0 8/06
2015
A grill flairs up while burgers cook during the 4th of July party at the Goodfellow Recreational Camp, Texas, July 4, 2015. During the celebration, team Goodfellow members enjoyed barbeque, live music and fireworks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released) Don't Get Burned With Grilling Safety
Warm weather is here which means fun in the sun, and lots of grilling! Anytime you work with fire, there is always a chance of getting burned. Below are some tips to help keep your grilling safe:• Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.• The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves
0 7/27
2015
Maj. Joel Dopson rides his bicycle Aug. 7, 2014, on Patrol Road at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Dopson has completed approximately 25 triathlons and one Ironman competition during the last eight years. Dopson, the 9th Air Force chief of flight safety, plans on competing in an Ironman competition in October. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom) Bicycle Safety
It’s summer time and bicyclists are riding on the road. This means drivers of automobiles have to share the roadway. Did you know that bicyclist have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles?In hopes of avoiding any bicycle mishaps here are some safety tips. Tips for Bicyclists:• Stop at red lights and stop signs• Pay
0 7/14
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vadim Poleanschi, a 386th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron logistic specialist, displays an American flag behind his computer monitor at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on June 3, 2015. Poleanschi applied to become a United States citizen in late 2013, after joining the AF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released) The Stars & Stripes
The American Flag is more than just 13 stripes of red and white and 50 stars in a field of blue. The flag symbolizes the values and beliefs that make this country great. These same values and beliefs are the ones that countless men and women over history have made the ultimate sacrifice for.It is our responsibility to show it the respect that it
0 7/07
2015
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