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  • Improper ladder use causes injuries

    How far do you have to fall to suffer an injury? It can happen at floor level. However, most injuries occur due to falls from a height, and typically it's from using a ladder improperly. Ladders are very useful tools; and by their very nature, not dangerous when used properly. Most falls happen because people choose the wrong type of ladder for the
  • Bird's Eye View: Commander's call, ORE briefing on Thursday

    I'll be holding my first commander's call at the base theater Thursday morning at 8 a.m. During the commander's call, I'll be sharing my vision and goals with members of the Mighty 95th Air Base Wing. I'll keep my comments short and sweet, but I think it's important to regularly communicate what's happening in the wing. One of the things we'll be
  • Safety office announces poster contest winners

    Each year the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety office sponsors a safety poster coloring contest within the Edwards elementary school district. The initiative promotes all facets of safety by encouraging our kids to work together as a team, to look out for each other and to remind all of us to be safe. Our kids are an integral part of what we do
  • Team Edwards set to train for AFIMS

    The Air Force Flight Test Center Inspector General Readiness office is conducting Air Force Incident Management System trainings at the base theater Monday and Tuesday at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Members of the Disaster Response Force are required to attend one of the mandatory local procedures training. All other personnel, both military and civilian,
  • Bird's Eye View: Vice commander drops 'vice' title

    In a ceremony Tuesday at 9:50 a.m., I assumed command of the 95th Air Base Wing, following the departure of Col. Brent Baker as he moved up to head the Global Logistics Supply Center. My vision for the 95th ABW is twofold - to deliver excellence in installation support and to organize, train, and equip combat-ready Airmen to support any contingency
  • Fire department provides tips for safe grilling

    Temperatures are on the rise, and grilling in America is hotter than ever. Four out of five families now own a grill, and most people barbecue at least once a week during the summer. Based on consumer demand, propane is still the number one choice for grills. Propane grills are equipped with convenient on and off switches, providing instant heat,
  • Bird's Eye View: Remember their sacrifice on Memorial Day

    Monday, we take a day to remember all the men and women of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in the service of our country. Traditionally, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of each May. On this day, federal workers get the day off and families get together for picnics and sporting events. It's important to remember why we have this
  • Bird's Eye View: Sports Day kicks off today

    As Airmen, we need to be "fit to fight." Today, the Rosburg Fitness Center is kicking off this year's Sports Day. The day begins at 6:45 a.m. with breakfast in the Rosburg parking lot followed by the opening ceremony. The games are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. All sorts of events will take place throughout the day including golf, bowling, a 5K run,
  • Asian-Pacific Islander chooses Air Force, 'American Dream'

    Planning for your future takes a lot of guts. Working on that decision is even a tougher one. On this day three years ago, I made a tough decision. I left my dream of becoming a doctor in the Philippines to pursue an opportunity to become a permanent resident of the United States. Like most Filipinos, as well as other immigrants, my family wanted
  • Protect yourself, wear a helmet

    What do bicycling, horseback riding, baseball and in-line skating all have in common? Helmets! The trick is that different sports require a different type of helmet to help protect participants from the different types of head injuries common to that particular sport. Not all helmets are created equal. Beyond picking the right helmet for the sport,