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  • ATTENTION DEFICIT: Airman had on ‘blinders’ before crash

    I’ll admit it. I’ve taken my eyes off the road to change the radio station, check my hair in the mirror or rummage around my purse for lip balm. I’ve seen others texting while driving or gawking at fender benders. Most of us have read the statistics and heard the slogan “Distracted Driving Is

  • Airmen on Caribou Hunting Trip Save Ice Road Trucker

    A winter hunting trip in the extreme North turned into a lifesaving opportunity in the blink of an eye for two Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.Nov. 2, 2013, was a cold night, even by Alaska standards: 7-below temperatures with a 35-below wind chill factor. Master Sgts. David


    Three Airmen discuss narrowly avoiding ‘dirt naps’ after falling asleep at wheel

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    In 1974 when I was serving with the Coast Guard prior to joining the Air Force, I had just gotten back to Seattle from a 70-day patrol in Alaska on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Everyone received four days off — five if you could pay someone to stand your duty on the fifth day. After two months

  • Indy 500?

    Gut-wrenching screams, the shattering of glass, and the unforgettable screeching of metal twisting and bending all around me as my truck rolls over and over again.I thought those were going to be my last memories.April 12, 2012, started out like any other Thursday for me in North Judson, Ind. I woke

  • Georgia on My Mind

    "I heard a rumbling noise, then silence … then an intense ‘BANG!’ followed by another."Those sounds echoed through Master Sgt. David Louis Ingram Jr.'s ears during a tragic car accident that changed his life forever.While visiting family in southern Georgia on Nov. 3, 2012, Ingram, a weapons safety