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Tag: safety
  • Kratom added to DoD list of prohibited substances

    A dietary supplement known as kratom has been added to the Operation Supplement Safety list of Department of Defense prohibited substances and should not be purchased or consumed by any member of the armed forces.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • El Paso County elevates to Stage II Fire Restrictions

    Bill Elder, El Paso County sheriff, ordered Stage II Fire Restrictions for El Paso County, including Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, Aug. 24, 2020. Under the order, the following activities and items are prohibited: campfires; model rockets; public prescribed burning/burn permits; outdoor smoking (only authorized in an enclosed vehicle or
  • Hit the trails, hike in El Paso County

    Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. – El Paso County is home to a plethora of hiking trails, all with different levels of difficulty. Hiking can serve as a friend or family bonding activity that’s healthy and can be accomplished while maintain physical distance from others. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Amanda Lovelace)
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Service before self: Schriever Airman saves neighbor

    Senior Airman Stephen Harrison, 50th Space Communications Squadron client systems technician, ran to aid a woman and her dog from an attack Sep. 17 at Fort Carson, Colorado.Harrison was pulling into his driveway when he saw two large dogs off their leashes running around by his home.“I stepped out of my car, and the dogs started barreling down the
  • Air Force Safety goes mobile

    The Air Force Safety Center released a mobile version of the Airman Safety App, Nov. 15, enabling Airmen at installations Air Force-wide to voluntarily report safety issues with their devices as they encounter them.
  • Schriever FD teach children fire safety

    Jesica Rider, 4, enjoys a Schriever Fire Department presentation at the conclusion of Fire Prevention Week in the Child Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 12, 2018. Children learned proper fire safety procedures such as what number to call in an emergency and how to stop, drop and roll. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)
  • Swap complete: AF replaces all AFFF foam

    The transition to an environmentally responsible firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska, June 14, 2018, marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service.
  • Office stresses summer safety

    For more information, contact the 50th Space Wing Safety Office at 567-7233. 
  • 4 simple steps for motorcycle safety

    (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)
  • Warm weather emphasizes traffic safety

    With the weather warming up, 50th Space Wing safety personnel advise all Airmen to practice traffic safety.
  • Winter safety to share

    Stay safe this winter with tips for the road, home and more. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)
  • Don’t ‘fall’ for these safety hazards

    As the fall season arrives, new hazards come with it. The change in weather can increase driving risks, health concerns like the flu, fireplace mishaps and hunting accidents.
  • Wildfire smoke health tips

    Wildfires impact health in many ways. Below are a few FAQs about staying healthy.
  • Increase safety awareness as school begins

    With the school year approaching, the 50th Space Wing Safety Office is advocating for increased safety awareness in a time parents and their children can expect early mornings, packed lunches and hectic schedules.
  • Traffic Safety week concludes

    The 50th Space Wing Safety office spent a week engaging with Schriever Airmen and highlighting traffic safety awareness during traffic safety week April 25-28.
  • Pokémon, oh no

    Watch out! Everyone’s favorite 90s game is back, this time in the form of a mobile phone application. That’s right, with Nintendo’s release of its new “Pokémon Go” mobile game, people throughout America are catching Pokémon fever again.
  • Safety -- Make it a habit for life

    Summertime can be an enjoyable time to relax and recharge with family and friends. These enjoyable summertime activities do not come without hazards. Too often, what was thought to be risk-free fun turns into a not so enjoyable injury or accident. In fact, in recent years, exciting and fun activities like swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing have needlessly claimed Airmen’s lives.
  • Shining a light on bicycle safety

    With many Colorado Springs area school districts reaching the end of their school year, the 50th Space Wing is hoping to shine a light, literally and figuratively, on bicycle safety.To help Schriever Air Force Base personnel comply with Air Force Instruction regulations, the safety office will give away bicycle lights and reflectors during a

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