• Keep your eyes open this summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the weather heats up, more and more people will be getting back on their motorcycles and hitting the open road.If you are one of these riders, here are some seasonal and local hazards you should be aware of. A good sense of situational awareness will go a

  • Take time to learn emergency exit routes at work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- With buildings being repurposed and workspace at a premium, it’s common for emergency exit routes to be overlooked or forgotten.The unfortunate reality is that waiting until a real-world scenario to assess and test your facility’s emergency exit routes could be

  • Distracted driving ripe with dangers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The next time you’re at a stoplight, take a look around. Look at the vehicle next to you, on your left and right.You might see the mother of two turned around, trying to give her baby a pacifier. Or you might see a businessman, dressed in a suit and tie,

  • Poison Prevention Week aimed at avoiding exposure

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- National Poison Prevention Week, the third full week in March each year, is designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.Every 15 seconds, someone calls a Poison Control Center in the United States, according to recent data. In

  • Know when to keep your headlights on

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- An important legal principle tells us “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” And that’s right: You can’t defend your actions by arguing you didn’t know they were illegal, even if you honestly didn’t realize you were breaking the law.The Ohio Revised Code’s

  • Distracted driving: Something we can all live without

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Even a very brief driver distraction can have catastrophic consequences.A vehicle traveling at 60 mph covers 176 feet in 2 seconds, nearly the length of five schoolbuses end to end. The Department of Transportation provides some very interesting information

  • Having fun safely in the great outdoors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With fall outings upon us, now is the time to take a quick look at things you can do to ensure your next camping trip is a fun, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe family event.Location, location, locationTent campers should be mindful of where they are

  • The right equipment, techniques make for safe bike ride

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Traffic safety is of critical importance throughout the year as it represents a tremendous risk to Air Force personnel. It’s essential for bicycle riders and those they share the road with to exercise patience and apply heightened situational awareness at all

  • Air Force Marathon opens volunteer registration May 1

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Volunteers: take your mark, get set, and go get registered to be a part of the 25th Air Force Marathon beginning May 1. Officials are in need of more than 2,400 volunteers this year, as the marathon continues to grow. “After a year of reduced volunteer

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