Archive for May, 2017

  • BY AE2 CHRISTOPHER HILL, HSM-74 During month three of a seven-month deployment, day-to-day maintenance and flying had the days running together. August 21 was a day, however, I will never forget. Vixen 703 had a 1:45 a.m. launch in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and it was maintenance’s job to […]

    The Tale of Two Beanies

    BY AE2 CHRISTOPHER HILL, HSM-74 During month three of a seven-month deployment, day-to-day maintenance and flying had the days running together. August 21 was a day, however, I will never forget. Vixen 703 had a 1:45 a.m. launch in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and it was maintenance’s job to […]

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  • BY AE2 THOMAS BESA Someone once told me, “Doing it wrong is as good as not doing it at all.” Right off the bat that message is what you should get out of this story, as it is a very important lesson we must all learn from, regardless of rating […]

    Do It Right or Don’t Do It At All

    BY AE2 THOMAS BESA Someone once told me, “Doing it wrong is as good as not doing it at all.” Right off the bat that message is what you should get out of this story, as it is a very important lesson we must all learn from, regardless of rating […]

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  • BY LTJG WESTON HENDERSON, VP-45 The P-8A Poseidon is not your typical Boeing 737 aircraft. The unique mission of the P-8A requires unconventional maintenance that is still relatively new to the community. The P-8A has multiple antennas, mission equipment, and sensors installed on the outside of the aircraft. This sensitive […]

    Look Out Below!

    BY LTJG WESTON HENDERSON, VP-45 The P-8A Poseidon is not your typical Boeing 737 aircraft. The unique mission of the P-8A requires unconventional maintenance that is still relatively new to the community. The P-8A has multiple antennas, mission equipment, and sensors installed on the outside of the aircraft. This sensitive […]

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  • BY LTCOL JESSE JANAY On Sept. 17, 2015, Capt Gil “Pebble” McMillian and his UH-1Y Huey crew had a transmission chip light and they made a precautionary emergency landing (PEL). Not a big news story in itself, but there is a bigger win here: a possible mishap did not occur […]

    The Safety Win

    BY LTCOL JESSE JANAY On Sept. 17, 2015, Capt Gil “Pebble” McMillian and his UH-1Y Huey crew had a transmission chip light and they made a precautionary emergency landing (PEL). Not a big news story in itself, but there is a bigger win here: a possible mishap did not occur […]

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  • BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN  In 2016, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 Sailors lost their lives – one life lost is one too many. Looking at summer data, the Naval Safety Center found it shows the summer season is more dangerous than the spring, fall and winter seasons. While […]

    Summer: Recreation and Off-Duty Safety

    BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN  In 2016, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 Sailors lost their lives – one life lost is one too many. Looking at summer data, the Naval Safety Center found it shows the summer season is more dangerous than the spring, fall and winter seasons. While […]

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  • BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. This is an incorrect and dangerous assumption as was indicated in […]

    Tornado Safety

    BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. This is an incorrect and dangerous assumption as was indicated in […]

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  • BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS, NAVSAFECEN Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Personnel fall victim to heat stress condition every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to the […]

    Heat Related Illness: What You Need To Know

    BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS, NAVSAFECEN Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Personnel fall victim to heat stress condition every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to the […]

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  • BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

    What Do Motorcycles & May Have in Common?

    BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

    Motorcycle Awareness

    BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

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  • BY ENS JOSE OTERO-VERA Sweat was dripping down my face. I was enjoying the famous runner’s high and on my way to breaking my personal record on the treadmill. The AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio […]

    Working Out: Gain Without the Pain

    BY ENS JOSE OTERO-VERA Sweat was dripping down my face. I was enjoying the famous runner’s high and on my way to breaking my personal record on the treadmill. The AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio […]

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