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RAF MILDENHALL, England – Staff Sgt. Elvencie Prior, 100th Security Forces Squadron, annotates license plate numbers as vehicles pass a speed camera on RAF Mildenhall April 28. As the weather warms up, and more pedestrians begin to walk, security forces increases its number of speed check points at random times and places on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)
SAFETY FIRST: Slowing Down Saves Lives
The smell of burning charcoal lingers in the air over RAF Mildenhall as families and friends begin to soak up the warm summer air. A group of Airmen gather at the barbecue pit behind their dormitory and carelessly slap a rack of juicy marinated ribs on the grill. "This is the life," one exclaims, as he sits back and savors the aroma.Noticing he
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Grilling-out is a staple of American culture, and asking anyone to not barbecue just isn’t realistic. By following safety advice from the U.K. National Healthcare Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Fire Prevention Agency and the 100th Air Refueling Wing Safety Office, grilling can be as safe as cooking indoors. Grills should only be lit and supervised by adults, according to the safety office. Keep children away from grills and seek immediate first-aid treatment if someone is hurt. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Austin May)
SAFETY FIRST: Safe Summer Cookin'
Do you smell it? The aroma of slow-burning charcoal, sizzling steaks, hot dogs and fresh Alaskan salmon is lingering in the mild Suffolk air.The British summer is in full-swing. For many Americans, the sporadic hot, sunny days are a prime opportunity to fire up the old barbecue, and grill their favorite dish.Grilling-out is a staple of American
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“Safety concerns are a top priority in the Air Force,” said Master Sgt. Michael Garcia, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. “We take steps to promote safety in all our daily operations. Commanders and first sergeants have no tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol. There are so many alternatives and it’s just stupid. Don’t do it!” (U.S. Air Force graphic/Gary Rogers) SAFETY FIRST: Driving and Alcohol Don't Mix
School is out and children are abuzz. A slow drive through Liberty Village or any other housing area reveals kids kicking soccer balls, throwing baseballs, 'decorating' the sidewalks with chalk and skateboarding.Back stateside and sometimes here in England, the summer is a time for Airmen to soak up the hot weather, hit the beaches or just cruise
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Images courtesy of Jupiter Images/copyright 2009 100th CES reminds Team Mildenhall to stay safe this holiday season
For most, the holiday season represents a time for family, festivities and good cheer. What few consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires due to extra activities. Christmas trees, candle usage, increased cooking and holiday decorations significantly contribute to the causes of seasonal home fires.
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