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SOBERING FACTSSOBERING FACTS
SOBERING FACTS

The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of aboutone drink per hour. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help. (USAF file photo)
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Posted: 10/23/2013

HOME RUN SAVES DROWNING MANHOME RUN SAVES  ...
HOME RUN SAVES DROWNING MAN

If it weren’t for a home run during a recreational softball playoff game in northern Utah, a man who fell into an irrigation ditch might have drowned. (USAF file photo)
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Posted: 10/23/2013

HITTING THE BOTTLE?HITTING THE  ...
HITTING THE BOTTLE?

Airman recounts hurt caused by drunk driver (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 7/14/2013

SALT AND ICE, CINNAMON SPICE TWO CRAZY CHALLENGES THAT DON’T END NICESALT AND ICE,  ...
SALT AND ICE, CINNAMON SPICE TWO CRAZY CHALLENGES THAT DON’T END NICE

The “cinnamon challenge” involves shoveling a spoonful of the spice into your mouth. The problem is the powder can be caustic to the airways and cause scarring of the lungs. (File graphic)
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Posted: 7/12/2013

Sleeping with Chupacabras?Sleeping with  ...
Sleeping with Chupacabras?

A Chupacabra is a mythical creature rumored to inhabit parts of Southwest Texas and Mexico. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. But, it is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a large hairless coyote, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 4/25/2013

LIGHTNING JACKPOT?LIGHTNING  ...
LIGHTNING JACKPOT?

The odds of being struck by lightning more than once in your lifetime are one in 360 billion, according to Ken Mellendorf, a physics professor at Illinois Central College. Meet Carl Mize … the guy who gives odds-makers headaches. He has been zapped by lightning six times! “Some people say I’m unlucky, but I think I’m kind of lucky to be alive,” said Mize, a utilities worker at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 4/25/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

Two survivors talk about how they miraculously walked away from near certain death when the wing of their T-38 Talon fell off during an acrobatic training maneuver. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

But then it came to him. That old life support joke where the student asks the instructor, “Sir, what do I do if my parachute doesn’t open?” And the instructor answers, “You have the rest of your life to get that chute open.” (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYERA BROKEN WING  ...
A BROKEN WING AND A PRAYER

“I looked up, saw the parachute, and that was a wonderful feeling. Then I looked out, and I was already below the treetops.” He slammed into a stand of pine trees not far from where the jet crashed. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

TWO PAVE HAWK PILOTS EARN DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSSTWO PAVE HAWK  ...
TWO PAVE HAWK PILOTS EARN DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

The Distinguished Flying Cross. (File photo).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

FOUR DIE, TWO INJURED IN C-130H3 CRASHFOUR DIE, TWO  ...
FOUR DIE, TWO INJURED IN C-130H3 CRASH

When a C-130H3 from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, crashed because of pilot error, four of the six-member crew died, and the other two were seriously injured. (Illustration by Gil Cohen).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGEHOME FIELD  ...
HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE

Driving behaviors learned in combat and continued at home. Source: Office of the Surgeon General (U.S. Army).
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Posted: 1/16/2013

HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGEHOME FIELD  ...
HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE

Chart showing the Increase in At-Fault Accident Activity. (Courtesy USAA)
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Posted: 1/16/2013

Zombie ApocalypseZombie  ...
Zombie Apocalypse

Are you and your family ready for a mass emergency? (Illustration by Ibraim Roberson, © 2012 by Paramount Pictures)
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Posted: 10/12/2012

Turkey ShootTurkey Shoot
Turkey Shoot

With a new hunting season fast approaching, it’s important to remember to identify your target before pulling the trigger. (File graphic)
Turkey Shoot


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Posted: 10/17/2012

PHYSICS LESSONPHYSICS LESSON
PHYSICS LESSON

A car going 60 mph crashing into another car going 60 mph would have the same effect as one crashing into a wall at 60 mph. (File Graphic)
PHYSICS LESSON


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Posted: 6/10/2012

INTERNATIONAL RELEVANCEINTERNATIONAL  ...
INTERNATIONAL RELEVANCE

The Republic of Singapore Flag (©RF/NOVA)
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Posted: 6/10/2012

CAR SURFING MAKES AIRMAN HOWLCAR SURFING  ...
CAR SURFING MAKES AIRMAN HOWL

A famous scene in the 1988 movie “Teen Wolf” — car surfing on a van — unintentionally inspired some copycat incidents that ended in tragedy. (File Graphic)
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Posted: 6/10/2012

LIPOSUCTIONLIPOSUCTION
LIPOSUCTION

A popular shortcut to a leaner body, might turn into a shortcut to a leaner paycheck, loss of rank or a career-ender for Airmen. The cosmetic procedure is not an acceptable solution to trimming inches or weight to meet physical requirements for the Air Force Fitness Program. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 6/10/2012

BRAIN BUSTERSBRAIN BUSTERS
BRAIN BUSTERS

Starting with detonation of an improvised explosive device near an armored vehicle, this illustration demonstrates the dramatic progression of one potential source of traumatic brain injury — from the violent explosion to cellular damage in the brain from the concussion. (Armored vehicle photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet/File Graphics)
BRAIN BUSTERS


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Posted: 6/10/2012

HOW TO BECOME A DEAD PILOTHOW TO BECOME A  ...
HOW TO BECOME A DEAD PILOT

A look at what happens when flight discipline, rules go out the window (Digital composite by David M. Stack)
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Posted: 3/5/2012

RACING WITH DESTINYRACING WITH  ...
RACING WITH DESTINY

A Soldier was riding a 2005 Yamaha YRF-R1 sport bike when he lost control and crashed on a highway onramp. (Digital Illustration by D. Stack)
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Posted: 3/2/2012

DEER FIGHTS BACKDEER FIGHTS BACK
DEER FIGHTS BACK

Apparently the deer was playing possum ... suddenly, with a burst of strength and speed, it sprang up and bolted … directly toward me! (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
DEER FIGHTS BACK


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Posted: 3/1/2012

PRO BASEBALL PLAYERS, AIRMEN AND ‘THE EDGE’PRO BASEBALL  ...
PRO BASEBALL PLAYERS, AIRMEN AND ‘THE EDGE’

Beware of the dangers of supplements. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet)
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Posted: 3/1/2012

VIRTUAL WINGMAN APP COMING THIS SPRINGVIRTUAL WINGMAN  ...
VIRTUAL WINGMAN APP COMING THIS SPRING

Aimed at saving lives, the Air Force Virtual Wingman Smart Phone Application tool is scheduled to debut later this spring. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 3/1/2012

SMOKE ALARMSSMOKE ALARMS
SMOKE ALARMS

MOST HOME FIRE DEATHS HAPPEN IN PROPERTIES WITHOUT WORKING SMOKE ALARMS (File Art)
SMOKE ALARMS


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Posted: 12/12/2011

HOME FIRE DEATHSHOME FIRE DEATHS
HOME FIRE DEATHS

MOST HOME FIRE DEATHS HAPPEN IN PROPERTIES WITHOUT WORKING SMOKE ALARMS (File Art)
HOME FIRE DEATHS


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Posted: 12/12/2011

BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASHBOUQUET OF  ...
BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASH

BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASH (File Art)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

AETC Private Motor Vehicle Mishaps ChartAETC Private  ...
AETC Private Motor Vehicle Mishaps Chart

AETC Private Motor Vehicle Mishaps Chart (Graphic by David M. Stack)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

AETC Ground Mishaps ChartAETC Ground  ...
AETC Ground Mishaps Chart

AETC Ground Mishaps Chart (Graphic by David M. Stack)
AETC Ground ...


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Posted: 12/12/2011

AETC Fatal Mishaps ChartAETC Fatal  ...
AETC Fatal Mishaps Chart

AETC Fatal Mishaps Chart (Graphic by David M. Stack)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

AETC Class A and B Mishaps ChartAETC Class A  ...
AETC Class A and B Mishaps Chart

AETC Class A and B Mishaps Chart (Graphic by David M. Stack)
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Posted: 12/12/2011

KEEPING LITTLE PRINCESSES AND PIRATES SAFEKEEPING LITTLE  ...
KEEPING LITTLE PRINCESSES AND PIRATES SAFE

KEEPING LITTLE PRINCESSES AND PIRATES SAFE - Tripping is the number one cause of injury when trick-or-treating, according to the National Safety Council. So don’t let your kids wear costumes that are too long. (File photo)
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Posted: 10/27/2011

NOW THAT'S USING YOUR HEADNOW THAT'S  ...
NOW THAT'S USING YOUR HEAD

NOW THAT'S USING YOUR HEAD - SSgt Kevin Barton was struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle causing him to lose his leg from above the knee. Barton currently serves in the US Air Force Guard at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia. (Photo by TSgt Samuel Bendet)
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Posted: 10/27/2011

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Flickr Icon

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Flickr Icon


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Posted: 8/8/2011

SUNSCREENSUNSCREEN
SUNSCREEN

EXTRA CRISPY? NEW FDA REGS FOR SUNSCREEN - Sunburn certainly isn’t reserved for the young; however, a day at the beach will reveal more “rookies” glowing than older age groups. (Air Force File Photo)
SUNSCREEN


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Posted: 8/6/2011

NOT ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BRIEFING!NOT ANOTHER  ...
NOT ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BRIEFING!

NOT ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BRIEFING! - Ok, I hear ya. Ugh, another motorcycle safety briefing! (Motorcycle photo by Jim Bahn)
NOT ANOTHER ...


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Posted: 8/6/2011

Military takes aim at off-duty mishapsMilitary takes  ...
Military takes aim at off-duty mishaps

TEST YOUR SURVIVOR INSTINCTS - “Off Duty, On Guard” is available for summer safety at www.tradoc.army.mil/offdutyonguard/. (by David M. Stack)
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Posted: 6/14/2011

Tales of the StrangeTales of the  ...
Tales of the Strange

Another bizarre case of distracted driving ... a bag of pork rinds (photo by Timothy Barela)
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Posted: 4/1/2011

100th Marathons..and counting100th  ...
100th Marathons..and counting

Lt. Col Amanda Preble has run all 14 US Air Force marathons. (Photo by TSgt Samuel Bendet)
100th ...


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Posted: 4/1/2011

Seven Greatest RisksSeven Greatest  ...
Seven Greatest Risks

SEVEN SUMMITS - Reaching the Continents' Tallest Peaks. (File Art)
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Posted: 3/3/2011

CLICHES IN SPADESCLICHES IN  ...
CLICHES IN SPADES

CLICHES IN SPADES - T-6 PILOT FINDS HIMSELF ON WRONG SIDE OF STEREOTYPE (Photo composite by David M. Stack)
CLICHES IN ...


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Posted: 3/4/2011

HOUSE OF HORRORS?HOUSE OF  ...
HOUSE OF HORRORS?

HOUSE OF HORRORS? - MOST PEOPLE ARE SAFER AT WORK THAN AT HOME (File Art)
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Posted: 2/11/2011

MAN MAULED BY BEAR, STRUCK BY LIGHTING ... TWICE!MAN MAULED BY  ...
MAN MAULED BY BEAR, STRUCK BY LIGHTING ... TWICE!

MAN MAULED BY BEAR, STRUCK BY LIGHTING ... TWICE! - (Color illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 12/27/2010

For Better or For WorseFor Better or  ...
For Better or For Worse

OFF BY A DIGIT - (Moral patch) Major Sang Kim, commanded UNAMID mission in Rwanda successfully but lost a finger over it. (Photo by TSgt Samuel Bendet)
For Better or ...


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Posted: 7/28/2010

The Alert ConsumerThe Alert  ...
The Alert Consumer

Famous Last Words - Watch Out For Anti-Safety Slogans (Graphic by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 7/28/2010

Big Bug Goes BallisticBig Bug Goes  ...
Big Bug Goes Ballistic

Big Bug Goes Ballistic - A military truck driver carrying intercontinental ballistic missile components lost control of the vehicle when a large insect flew into the truck's open window and landed on the driver's back. As the distracted driver tried to remove the insect, the tractor trailer went off the road, tipping onto its right side. There were no injuries, and the accident posed no danger to the public. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 10/4/2010

A date with the Dragon LadyA date with the  ...
A date with the Dragon Lady

An Air Force U-2 flies a training mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

    

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