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  • National OSHA Fall Protection Campaign

    Falling is the second leading cause of mishap, death, and potential injury to the brain, spinal cord and extremities. In occupational settings, the most common type of mishap is a fall from a height. Factors contributing to this includes: faulty equipment, such as ladders and scaffold structures,

  • 'I am a survivor': Finding strength in speaking out

    I yelled “no, stop,” but it didn’t matter. Between the closed door and the loud music in the house, no one would be able to hear me, and the only two that could didn’t think twice about the words I was saying. What was supposed to be a good time at a party ended up being my nightmare; a nightmare

  • Keeping Kids Safe: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    During this month, parents should remember that no parent is perfect. All parents can supervise carefully and take simple steps to keep kids safe. This includes keeping a close eye on who your child is communicating with at home, in the neighborhood and on social media.  Parents can access

  • Stunned by the gun: Airman shocks away fear

    “Taser, Taser, Taser,” is all I heard moments before suffering the worst pain I’ve ever put my body through. Instantly, 50,000 volts of electricity surged from one prong touching my shoulder, through my torso, and to the other prong placed at the back of my hip.I was completely incapacitated. I was

  • Spring Time Fire Safety

    Well, it’s that time of year again! The final four is approaching and the seemingly relentless onslaught of pollen, late sunsets and of course, the annual ritual of spring cleaning. As you take a walk through your home and develop your spring cleaning plan of attack, remember to take in account the

  • Diversity must be celebrated

    The Tuskegee Airmen, Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Powell; all of these figures represent parts of diversity and Black History that exemplify new innovations and ideas.But Black History Month is about more than just race or heritage. It's about the diversity of where we came from, our backgrounds

  • New year, new me

    Many people take the New Year as an opportunity to revamp their lifestyles and sadly less than 10 percent of people actually achieve their goal. Some strive to leave the past behind and devise radical strategies to become a better version of themselves and two years ago, I was no exception.In 2014,

  • Survivor Benefit Plan

    Survivor Benefit Plan is a voluntary program that provides the survivors of participating retirees a monthly income that starts when the member dies and retired pay stops; Although election, at any level, to include declination, is mandatory.  Although you may not be aware of it, automatic SBP

  • Remembering our troops this holiday season

    (Editor's note: The mention of the nonprofit organizations, Operation We Are Here, American Legion and American Red Cross, does not constitute endorsement or affiliation by Moody Air Force Base or the U.S. Air Force.)Every service member knows they can be deployed at any time, even during the

  • Holiday survival: weathering the financial blizzard

    It's that time of year again. As the holiday season approaches, we will be bombarded with alluring advertisements, extensive winter holiday shopping lists from family members and store holiday sales enticing us to spend big.Are you prepared to spend money during the holiday season? Are you nervous