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A day on the dirt bikes went off-course.  Charles Listak, of the 53rd Test Management Group, and his family were wrapping up a day at the dirt bike track when his son was injured in an accident.  His son ended up with both arms in casts.  (Courtesy photo) Dirt biking dangers
My children enjoy riding off-road motorcycles. I ensure they wear all the necessary protective gear - helmets, goggles, boots, gloves, knee braces, elbow guards, chest protectors, kidney belts, and most importantly, neck braces.One summer day, we were at the motocross track with a few friends. It was getting late and the track was about to close.
0 8/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo Motorcycle safety lessons worked on trip
It was Memorial Day weekend and I couldn't wait to get on the road. To ride my motorcycle, I took extra precautions: changed the oil; lubricated the chain; checked the air pressure; replaced the fluids and ensured all the lights worked properly.Next, I prepared myself for what would be a long trip, close to 450 miles. I ate a good meal and got to
0 8/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Know your limits when bicycling
Up until five years ago I didn't pay much attention to safety messages while stationed at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., on active duty. I considered myself safety-conscious, on and off duty, an example for others.However, my wake-up call came Sept. 11, 2006.I went cycling with a friend that day. I was excited to go, but I got nervous as the size of
0 8/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Life jackets saved my family
My brother and his family visited us here in the beautiful Florida Panhandle last summer. I looked forward to showing them all the exciting things to see and do.I was also eager to take them on a boat trip. I spoke extensively about the area wildlife and the beautiful waters. My niece was especially thrilled at the possibility of seeing dolphins. I
0 7/28
2011
Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph is the new command chief for the 46th Test Wing.  This is the first command chief position for the 25-year veteran and Ohio native.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Culture of correcting standards
Do our Airmen set and correct standards on a day-to-day basis? In the Air Force, do we have the "culture of correcting standards?" I think we do a great job in correcting each other with regard to our specific career field tasks. However, we don't do a very good job at correcting standards that make us good Airmen. Proper Airmanship is
0 7/28
2011
Col. Andrew Toth, the 33rd Fighter Wing commander.  (Official photo) Embracing a difficult path: solutions found in a joint environment
Travel no further than Eglin Air Force Base to find a unique military experience. As an Airman, I'm honored to serve alongside Marines, Sailors, contracted employees, civil service members as well as one Army Soldier in our wing. Additionally, we are one of many associate units comprising Team Eglin, which means some 40 other associate units are
0 7/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo My educational journey
My Air Force educational journey began 10 years ago when, at age 21, I wanted to marry a man with a heart condition. After getting kicked out of my house, I quit school to work full-time. Quitting school forfeited my scholarship, which left me with no money for classes.Neither of us had health insurance. The only way to protect us financially was
0 7/11
2011
Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis 2011 Critical Days of Summer safety awareness campaign
The safety and well-being of Team Eglin personnel and their family members are essential to mission success.  It is unfortunate that each summer we experience an increase in preventable mishaps between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  This year's Critical Days of Summer begins on May 27 and continues through Sept. 6. I challenge my commanders and
0 5/17
2011
The American flag flies high above the Air Armament Center headquarters at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Eglin personnel and visitors are reminded to pay respect to the flag during Reveille at 7:30 a.m. and Retreat at 5 p.m. each day.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Respect: Have it, pay it, never shy away from it
Why are people huddled in buildings all across base just inside their doorways, waiting for the "all-clear?" Has there just been an attack? Are we in an exercise, you ask? No. The "all-clear" everyone is waiting for is the completion of "Retreat," followed by our country's national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner." After all, no one wants to
0 5/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo May time to focus on fitness
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and May 21 is National Employee Health and Fitness Day. If you've been meaning to start a fitness program or if you've fallen a little off your fitness regimen, May is the time to get on board.  If you have to start somewhere, let May 21st be your target date. A lifestyle of healthy eating and
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2011
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