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Default Air Force Logo We cannot afford business as usual
I am sure every organization has been asked over and over (usually the same question just asked differently); "What can you do to save money in your organization?"It's no secret that economic times are tough. Gas prices are hovering around four dollars a gallon, food prices are up, the housing market is down and it seems that every utility company
0 4/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Dusk to dawn bicycle safety
Spring and better weather are on the way and the bike riders are taking to the roadways. A recent accident involving a bicycle rider and an automobile on base should serve as a reminder that both bicyclists and drivers need to be aware of each other. Base leadership wants bike riders and motorists to share the road and be safe.When driving to and
0 4/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo AFAF campaign a way to give back
I just returned from the Air Force Assistance Fund Kickoff Event. It caused me to reflect on my own opportunity and responsibility to give back in ways that alleviate the real suffering going on in the world.The event sponsors shared a statistic that every person goes through a life altering event at least every decade. I hope for you it is a
0 3/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo Why do we have Family Care Plans?
During the first Gulf War, many Air Force members had difficulty balancing family responsibilities. There was a need for preparedness in this area and thus, the Family Care Plan was born. The first Gulf War highlighted military deployment and inadequate family preparation. Leaving families behind with very little notice, many military members found
0 3/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Forum: Support your commander, even when you disagree
Most of us have comfort zones we like to stay in. We do things that come easily and migrate to activities we enjoy. We even hang around people that are most like us and agree on how things should be done.However, commanders and leaders don't have that luxury. Effective commanders are immersed with differing opinions every day and surround
0 3/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Smoke Detectors - keeping them working and current can save lives
Do you have a working smoke detector? Do you know how to test the device? Did you know that most smoke detector manufacturers recommend replacement every 10 years? Based on a telephone survey done in 2008, 96 percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm. Overall, three-quarters of all U.S. homes have at least one working smoke alarm.The
0 3/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo 911 Hang-ups tie up emergency services; Those who dial in error should stay on line
Whenever people need help with a fire, medical or police emergency, dialing 911 will get them the help they need very quickly under normal circumstances. However, there is an increasing trend at Edwards that could delay the response needed for an emergency situation. That trend is a growing number of 911 hang-ups being received at the Edwards
0 3/16
2011
Default Air Force Logo Focus on fire safety: As we age we must adjust emergency planning
Each year an estimated 2,655 deaths and 13,025 injuries occur as the result of residential building fires.The risk of death or injury from fire is even greater for people who are aging. Hopefully we are all recognizing that as we age, we may need additional help reacting to emergencies.With increased age comes decreased mobility, vision and
0 2/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Preventive maintenance on autos makes them safer, pays dividends in time, money
Many people neglect to perform preventive maintenance on their vehicles because they have little knowledge, are intimidated, or simply avoid doing such maintenance. Whatever the reasons, there are many benefits to regularly checking and maintaining a vehicle's brakes, tires and other parts.Benefits of performing preventive maintenanceFirst, owners
0 2/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Forum - "I sent an e-mail"
I consider myself to be a fairly thoughtful person and a master of efficiency and multi-tasking. I would also have to admit I am a pretty darn good communicator.Every day, I almost singlehandedly defeat a virtual army of taskers and suspenses sent from a myriad of higher headquarters and Defense Department agencies. I am the reigning champ of
0 2/16
2011
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