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  • Don’t get ‘ripped’ by currents, tides this summer

    If you’re hitting the beach this summer, Naval Safety Command urges you to be mindful of water conditions and associated risks. Rip currents account for more than 80 percent of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards. According to the United States Lifesaving Association, rip currents are the

  • Choose to celebrate safely this Independence Day

    While the Fourth of July holiday weekend can be perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends, this extended holiday weekend also has become one of the deadliest in the United States. From increases in drinking and driving to a dramatic spike in fireworks mishaps, most of the

  • Teens don’t drive as much as they used to … and that can kill our troops

    An investigation into a recent Department of Defense tactical vehicle rollover crash that left two servicemembers dead and 15 injured revealed the driver had been going too fast while trying to negotiate a 90-degree turn at a traffic light. However, it also uncovered a less apparent cause. While the

  • Slow Your Roll: Speeding isn’t worth risk

    U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jessica McLaughlin, 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs chief of command information, portrays the role of a distracted driver at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 29, 2024. The video shows McLaughlin pulled over for speeding and distracted driving, aiming to promote safe

  • Tips to avoid heat illness

    Here comes summer!Outside activities and obligations increase, and temperatures, humidity and the chance for heat illness increase right along with them. What is heat illness? It is when the body is not able to get rid of excess heat and properly cool itself.Learn the signs and symptoms of

  • Tools to survive summer’s high-risk season

    The 101 Critical Days of Summer has officially kicked off. The mishap prevention campaign runs from Memorial Day Weekend (May 25) through Labor Day (Sept. 2). During this period, Airmen and Guardians historically increase high-risk activities as they venture out visiting friends and family,

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As the weather improves, outdoor and higher risk activities escalate. By countering identified risky activities through planning, preparation, and response, negative outcomes of activities can be minimized.During the summer season of 2023, the Air and Space

  • Motorcycle training key to safe operation

    As motorcycle season revs up, safety officials here remind military and civilian personnel of the importance of practicing motorcycle safety on and off the installation.

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer: Locally and on base

    Get in, the water is fine, and we’ve finally made it to 101 Critical Days of Summertime! Memorial Day and Labor Day mark the beginning and end of 101 Critical Days of Summertime; a period when all Airmen are encouraged to take extra precautions in daily activities to prevent dangerous and

  • Tornado Watch: Stay prepared during twister season

    Tornadoes are a serious concern in Arkansas as seen by the destruction one laid last year to Little Rock and the surrounding area. As such, you should understand the dangers they pose and the actions you can take to help you and your families remain safe during this year’s tornado season.