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Senior Airman Alexander Hazzard, 366th Communications Squadron motorcycle safety representative, poses with his motorcycle March 21, 2018, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Motorcycle safety representatives use the Motorcycle Unit Safety Tracking Tool to manage how many Airmen ride motorcycles. Gunfighters rev up for summer safety
The summer months are coming and many motorcyclists from the 366th Fighter Wing are ready to take on the heat. But before riding off into the sunset, every rider should go through their motorcycle safety representative to make sure they are ready to fire up their bikes during the summer.
0 3/22
2018
An enlisted Airman prepares his dress blues for the first time as an Air Force officer. To bear the title of a commissioned leader, Airmen must face multiple challenges in Officer Training School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Connor J. Marth/RELEASED) Airman’s road to becoming an officer
Working as an emergency medical technician in New York City where a yearly call volume is around 5,000, is a grueling job especially when responding to crime scenes of stabbings or shootings. For Senior Airman Angelo DePrimo, 366th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, this was his life — on top of going to school and working a second job. While working his second job life guarding, he met an Air Force pararescuemen who sparked his interest in joining the military. “Besides the actual call volume, and what I was dealing with every day on the ambulance I wasn’t finding anything else challenging,” he said.
0 1/29
2018
Republic of Singapore Air Force ME-4 Tan Eng Ann speaks at his change of appointment ceremony, Dec. 29, 2017 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Tan passed command to ME-3 Tan Thiam Chye Gene after serving two years as the 428th Fighter Squadron’s command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff) 428th Fighter Squadron holds change of appointment ceremony
The 428th Fighter Squadron held a change of appointment ceremony for the squadron’s command chief here, Dec. 29. The Republic of Singapore Air Force ME-4 Tan Eng Ann, 428th FS command chief, passed command to ME-3 Tan Thiam Chye Gene.
0 12/29
2017
The base participated in a week-long exercise to train for potential real world contingencies. Fighter Wing trains for contingency operations
Gunfighters practiced their wartime skills during a Phase II Focused training exercise, Dec. 4 - 8, 2017, here. The Phase II Focused exercise is aimed toward giving individual units the chance to tailor contingency training to best fit their needs.
0 12/11
2017
Cooking Risk: Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires
Cooking Rips to Prevent: Panhandles turned inward prevent spill injuries. Pan fires should be smothered with the cover from the side, DO NOT use water, baking soda or salt to extinguish.  Close oven doors to smother fires inside, likewise with microwaves. 

Fryers Risk: Thanksgiving had the highest amount of residential fire damage and deaths in a single day. 

Fryer Tips to Prevent: Turkey fryer outside only and 10 feet from buildings or combustibles. Thaw and dry turkey before frying. ABC fire extinguishers should be ready to use. 

Trees Risk: Dried out Christmas trees increase fire risk. 

Tree Tips to Prevent: Bend the needles to check - they should not break. Keep tree trunk in water and check water level daily. Keep trees away from heat sources. 

Lights Risk: Damaged and misplacement of lights yield electrical fire risk. 

Light Tips to prevent: UL approved lights only. Check cords and lights for damage and replace or don't use. No more than 3 strands should be connected. Outdoor-rated lights outside only. Proper sized extension cords reduce electric risk. Don't run cords under carpets or through doorways. 

Candle Risk: December and Christmas day are the peak for candle fires. 

Candle Tips to prevent: Keep candles out of reach from children, pets, combustibles and trees. Extinguish all candles after use, avoid lighted candles if possible. Never leave burning candles unattended Holiday Food Safety
Although the holidays are filled with joy, they could also turn sour if your food isn’t properly cooked or handled the correct way.
0 11/30
2017
Photo of Teresa Blake, Documentation Automation Printing Services electronic duplicating system operator, inspecting a print job at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 16, 2017. Mountain Home Air Force Base print shop set to close 2018
Gunfighters see printed products around base every day, such as posters or chain of command photos, but may be unfamiliar with the office that makes this happen. That office is closing. There's a chance these products are from the office commonly known as DAPS (Documentation Automation Printing Services), located downstairs in wing headquarters.
0 11/22
2017
Airmen from the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal unit run during the EOD memorial workout Sept. 29, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The workout was performed in remembrance of all the EOD technicians who lost their lives after Sept. 11, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alaysia Berry) EOD Performs Memorial Workout
The majority of citizens in America typically choose to remember our fallen military members by setting aside a day - Memorial Day - in honor of the sacrifices they have made for our country. Military members take it a step further at U.S. military installations around the world by playing Taps every night in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
0 10/31
2017
A 389th Fighter Squadron pilot participates in a mobility bag check for the Phase I exercise, Oct. 17, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. A Phase I exercise is designed to prepare Airmen for short-notice deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno) Airmen prepare for deployment in phase 1 exercise
The 366th Fighter Wing tested its ability to prepare for a deployment in a moment’s notice this week with its first Phase 1 exercise in almost three years.
0 10/23
2017
Orlando Dean, defense contractor assembly mechanic, looks over a portion of an F-15E Strike Eagle at a defense contractor's factory in St. Louis, Mo, Aug. 3, 2017. During the visit, military members were given the opportunity to meet those who create the products they use on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier) Investment in national security
While some may think the gap between the civilian and military sectors in national security has grown over the years, an inside look at airmen and defense factory collaboration proves how valuable they are to one another. Last week a team of aircrew and maintainers had an opportunity to discuss with those in the civilian sector who directly contribute to the defense of the nation, when they toured defense contractor factories in St. Louis, Missouri.
0 8/11
2017
Lt Col. Gary Marlowe, 389th Fighter Squadron commander sees his family as he returns from a deployment April 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The six month deployment was incredibly successful for the 389th, where they dropped the most munitions of any single absent deployment in history. A T-Bolt's last ride
In April the 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" returned here from a six-month deployment in Southwest Asia. As the 20 or so F-15E Strike Eagles taxied in from the runway, the first to come to a stop was that of 389th FS Commander, Lt. Col. Gary Marlowe. He and approximately 500 airmen from the 389th FS, 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other support units spent their time overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 6/15
2017
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