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Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer: Barbecuing safety
During these Critical Days of Summer, many of us love to fancy ourselves as the ultimate cook. We break out the barbecue grills and other associated utensils and proceed to grill mouth-watering meals. Before we delve into the grilling project, there are a few things we should familiarize ourselves with:Step 1: Identify the hazards: Let's look at
0 7/31
2014
Work leader Silas Hill’s job in the M-TIC is to check to see if all of the equipment is working properly to be able to be issued to customers. If not, he prepares the tools to be sent out for repair. ( Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tool Crib: MXSG Main Tool Issue Center
Talk about supporting the warfighter--if it has a bolt, a screw, or a rivet, chances are the tool that tightened it came from the M-TIC.The M-TIC or main tool issue center is located in building 9001 and supplies all the hand held tools for the complex.Toby Smith, 76th MXSG complex tool manager, said tool kits are put together and assigned to a
0 7/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer: What make a good motorcycle rider?
During this most important period of summer, the Critical Days, many Airmen and civilians break out their motorcycles in an effort to enjoy the warm days on a different level. Being a good rider can make the difference between life and death.The following are qualities of a good motorcycle rider. Good riders have a quiet efficiency in their actions
0 7/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo On the move? A few tips to make the transition easier
Moving is never easy and the process can be exhausting when transferring all of your belongings from house to house. Adding children and pets into the equation can make moving even more stressful.Whether arriving or departing, an organized move is the key to success. Below are a few tips from Balfour Beatty Communities to help make your next move
0 7/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo Energy conservation: It starts at home
Using energy wisely at home is an important way for everyone to control electric costs and reduce the environmental impact -- a win-win. Lowering your energy use puts more money back in your pocket and reduces the harmful emissions released into our environment in the energy generation process. You don't have to overhaul your home or make a major
0 7/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo Tinker doctor among wounded warriors on pilgrimage to Lourdes, France
For 56 years, wounded warriors around the world have flocked to Lourdes, France, with the International Military Pilgrimage to pray for peace.Dr. Gilbert Sanders, a clinical neuropsychologist with 72nd Medical Group, and his wife, Lidia, attended this year's pilgrimage along with 101 wounded or disabled Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and disabled
0 6/30
2014
Finding Your Fit in the ALC Strategic Plan 101 Critical Days of Summer: Assessing risks first minimizes potential hazards later
Risk Management is the process in which hazards to man, operations and missions are identified, associated risks assessed, control measures to reduce risks developed and put in place, and supervision provided to ensure that the task is performed within the boundaries developed. RM is a five-step process that smoothly flows from the identification
0 6/30
2014
Many vehicle-pedestrian mishaps could be avoided if both the driver and the walker are paying attention. Pedestrians should always make eye contact with drivers before they enter the crosswalk. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 101 Critical Days: Pedestrian safety not just a 'one-way street'
As we continue to enjoy the warm weather and the ongoing Critical Days of Summer, many of us use walking as a form of exercise. We have to walk after exiting our vehicles in parking lots, creating a special awareness from both vehicle operators and pedestrians.We are fortunate at Tinker that we have very few vehicle-pedestrian mishaps. However, one
0 6/25
2014
As the room fills with “smoke,” Bradley Lange and Zach McCain make sure converters are being filled with liquid oxygen safely and correctly in the Oxygen Maintenance Depot’s Fill Room. The employees who work in this room have to wear the required safety gear because liquid oxygen’s freezing point is 50.5K, or -368.77 Fahrenheit. (Air Force photos by Kelly White) Crews breathe easier thanks to 550th CMMXS’s 'Air' Force
A one-of-a-kind shop at Tinker literally puts the "air" in the Air Force."We supply the air you breathe," said Thomas Spicuzza, section chief from the 550th Commodities Maintenance Squadron, 76th Commodities Maintenance Group. "This is mission critical equipment. You can't fly without it." The 550th CMMXS's Oxygen Maintenance Depot is the technical
0 6/25
2014
Placing a needed item such as a purse, wallet, lunch bag or uniform hat in the backseat is one way parents can avoid forgetting their child is with them. (Air Force photo illustration by Kelly White) 101 Critical Days of Summer: A car is not a child’s toy
When the outside temperature is 93 degrees, even with a window cracked, the temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in just 20 minutes and approximately 140 degrees in 40 minutes.Children should never be left alone inside a car, even for a few minutes. From 1996 through 2000, more than 120 children -- most of them ages 3 and younger -- died
0 6/18
2014
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