Editor’s Pick Archive

  • BY MAJ CURTIS ALEXANDER, VMMT-204 On Nov. 21, 1970, a joint United States Air Force and United States Army mission launched to rescue 61 prisoners of war in Son Tây, North Vietnam. The plan was extremely risky, involving an assault on a fortified enemy position, deliberately crash landing a helicopter […]

    Quantitative Risk Assessment

    BY MAJ CURTIS ALEXANDER, VMMT-204 On Nov. 21, 1970, a joint United States Air Force and United States Army mission launched to rescue 61 prisoners of war in Son Tây, North Vietnam. The plan was extremely risky, involving an assault on a fortified enemy position, deliberately crash landing a helicopter […]

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  • BY AM2 ANTHONY JACKSON, VFA-115 During our fall patrol in November 2016, I was assigned to the early return crew from USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). We were sent to catch our 10 F/A-18E Super Hornets as they returned to our homeport at NAF Atsugi, Japan. I was informed by […]

    Trust Without the Verify

    BY AM2 ANTHONY JACKSON, VFA-115 During our fall patrol in November 2016, I was assigned to the early return crew from USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). We were sent to catch our 10 F/A-18E Super Hornets as they returned to our homeport at NAF Atsugi, Japan. I was informed by […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN This question is being asked more often than not: Where are the safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers? As safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers, do you have direct access to the commanding officer or officer in charge to inform […]

    Where are the Safety Officers?

    BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN This question is being asked more often than not: Where are the safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers? As safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers, do you have direct access to the commanding officer or officer in charge to inform […]

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  • By John C. Williams There are three categories of mishap reports available in the Enterprise Safety Applications Management System: mishap reports, property damage reports and near-miss reports. The mishap and property damage reports are self-explanatory, but the near-miss reports category does need additional explanation. This category has the potential to […]

    NEAR MISS REPORTS: What They Are and What They Do For You

    By John C. Williams There are three categories of mishap reports available in the Enterprise Safety Applications Management System: mishap reports, property damage reports and near-miss reports. The mishap and property damage reports are self-explanatory, but the near-miss reports category does need additional explanation. This category has the potential to […]

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  • By LT Steven Scoville Throughout April 2017, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 was embarked on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) prior to our 2017 deployment. It was the last night of the exercise, so the air wing was doing a pack-out, which started much later […]

    Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) Malfunctions & Testing

    By LT Steven Scoville Throughout April 2017, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 was embarked on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) prior to our 2017 deployment. It was the last night of the exercise, so the air wing was doing a pack-out, which started much later […]

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  • By Brad Loftis Motorcycle fatalities for the Navy in fiscal year 2017 exceeded the number of fatalities from both fiscal years 2015 and 2016. Even though fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were historically low years with 12 fatalities each, does not mean we should accept an upward trend back to […]

    2017 Not a Good Year for Motorcycle Riders

    By Brad Loftis Motorcycle fatalities for the Navy in fiscal year 2017 exceeded the number of fatalities from both fiscal years 2015 and 2016. Even though fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were historically low years with 12 fatalities each, does not mean we should accept an upward trend back to […]

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  • By HM2(SW/FMF) Bradley Proctor Even though the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses. While restaurants […]

    FOOD SAFETY AT HOME

    By HM2(SW/FMF) Bradley Proctor Even though the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses. While restaurants […]

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  • BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

    Deckplate Compliance or Systemic Failure?

    BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

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  • BY STEVEN W. GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Recordkeeping is a critical part of the Navy’s safety and health efforts for various reasons. For one, keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses can help prevent them in the future. The Navy also has a responsibility under federal law to comply with Occupational Safety […]

    Serious Mishaps, Call for Serious Recordkeeping

    BY STEVEN W. GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Recordkeeping is a critical part of the Navy’s safety and health efforts for various reasons. For one, keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses can help prevent them in the future. The Navy also has a responsibility under federal law to comply with Occupational Safety […]

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  • BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN What is something that all of us do on a daily basis? We either make decisions or solve problems. The big question then: Are we making good decisions and effectively solving problems? Many of us make decisions or solve problems without giving it much thought, we […]

    Decision Making and Problem Solving: Balancing Risk to Mission and Risk to Force

    BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN What is something that all of us do on a daily basis? We either make decisions or solve problems. The big question then: Are we making good decisions and effectively solving problems? Many of us make decisions or solve problems without giving it much thought, we […]

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