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A wrecked car being used to illustrate the dangers of drinking and driving sits near the main gate of Truax Field, July 1, 2013.  The car, with a bright yellow sign that reads “Drinking and Driving Kills,” was placed there to ensure anyone leaving Truax Field will have a visual reminder of the consequences that drinking and driving can have.  (National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Stephen Montgomery) Wrecked car used to illustrate dangers of drinking and driving
It is the most frequently committed crime in the United States. About 30 percent of all Americans will be involved in a car crash during their lifetime as a result of it. More than 40 percent of all fatal auto accidents are related to this. It kills one person every 31 minutes and injures one person every two minutes.What is it? Drinking and
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Earth Day: Air Force officials emphasize water conservation
Every April 22, the Air Force recognizes Earth Day, a time to show support for the environment. This year, the Air Force is focusing on water reduction and reuse. Water projects may not attract many news headlines, but the money and critical resources they save, deserve attention."An emerging part of the energy program is water conservation," said
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2013
Default Air Force Logo AFE: A pilot's lifeline
"A pilot ejected over Alaska," said the voice on the phone. "The parachute on the jet was one that you packed."For a few seconds, panic rushed over him. His signature was on that parachute's checklist - someone's life was in his hands. A feeling of dread began to swell in his stomach.His mind began racing with questions: did he perform the right
0 12/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo Everyone has a story: Driving instructor's passion saves lives
The only sound in the room was a cheerful voice, sharing humorous and significant stories. The woman's eyes lit up as she talked about rewarding memories, and her face became animated - as if every gesture breathed more life into her words. But her smile faded as she recounted one of the most pivotal moments she experienced in her career. It was 4
0 12/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo COMACC ACCent on winter safety
Don't hurt yourself.That is my holiday safety message to all ACC Airmen: Don't hurt yourself. As we approach the holidays, we will all face situations that require us to make wise choices so we don't hurt ourselves or others. As commanders and supervisors at all levels concentrate on risk management, the Wingman culture and Comprehensive Airman
0 11/23
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tuskegee Airman shares his story with today's Airmen
The faint sounds of an elderly man telling a story from an era long gone filled the 16th Airlift Squadron auditorium, Nov. 2, 2012 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C..Retired Lt. Col. Hiram Mann, a former P-51D Mustang fighter pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, sat in his wheelchair holding a microphone telling his story,
0 11/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo What does it mean to 'hunt the good stuff?'
Editor's note: This is part one in a 12-part series highlighting the twelve master resiliency skills as part of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.Comprehensive Airman Fitness, an Air Force-wide initiative, creates a culture that gives Airmen the skills they need to overcome adverse or traumatic events in their lives.CAF consists of four main pillars:
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)"I was 21 years old and didn't think I was strong enough to beat two cancers -- I thought my life was over," said Senior Airman Latisha Chong.Chong, a flight kitchen specialist from the 628th Force
0 10/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo It's not science fiction - it's what we do every day
The grainy film showed a round ship floating out of a hangar. Its silver, aluminum exterior glinted in the sun as it hovered a few feet off the ground. As it glided over a pool of water, it kicked debris into the air and the glass canopies of the two cockpits were showered with grass and gravel as the saucer flew forward.It may seem like a scene
0 10/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Airman steps up to be the ultimate Wingman
A Scott Airman who noticed the suicidal signs of a friend reported the problem and helped save his friend's life.Airman 1st Class Albert Chang, 375th Comptroller Squadron, not only got his friend and fellow servicemember the help he needed, but also served as a Wingman to actively be involved with his friend's life when he started noticing his
0 10/21
2012
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