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36th Wing Safety Office

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SAFETY Articles

  • Remains of Pagat swimmer identified

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An Airman, whose remains were recovered from Guam’s waters Nov. 21, were identified as Senior Airman Travis Bennet, 20, of the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard.The cause of death is still under investigation.A combined search and rescue team

  • Search, rescue operation underway at Tarague

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Rescue agencies have responded to a call for a missing Airman Nov. 22 at Tarague Beach. Andersen Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Guam Fire Department and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 were alerted to a missing swimmer around midnight and responded

  • Recognize the symptoms: Know your wingmen, save a life

    According to defense department data, 275 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015.National Suicide Prevention Month is observed to bring special attention to the subject. The month aims to bring awareness to suicide and the serious effects it has on families and friends. Military

  • Airman dies on Guam

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – On Sept. 23, an active duty Airman temporarily assigned to Andersen AFB was found unresponsive at San Luis Beach located on Naval Base Guam and later pronounced dead at Naval Hospital Guam. The cause of death is under investigation. The member’s name will not be

  • Medical Group Airman helps save life of tourist

    Waves crashing on the reef line, the ocean at high tide and winds blowing strongly seemed to almost forecast what a dark day it would become for an Airman at the 36th Medical Group.

  • Trapped below and running out of air

    On Memorial Day Weekend 2016, my friend Ben and I departed on a routine spearfishing trip. That afternoon was perfect for being on and in the water. We were catching fish like it was no one’s business. At 4 p.m., we noticed a large Parrotfish approximately 40 feet down near the bottom. The depth was

  • HSC-25 Assists in Recovery of Distressed Personnel Off Tinian

    ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – An MH-60S from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, assisted in the recovery of two persons in distress 13 miles northwest of the Northern Mariana island of Tinian, June 18.The MH-60S Knighthawk was able to locate and relay the

  • Crew safe after B-52 crashes on Andersen AFB

    A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the Andersen flightline. All seven aircrew members have safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries have been reported. Emergency responders are on scene.  The B-52 was deployed to Andersen AFB from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the DoD's

  • Riders review motorcycle safety practices during mentorship day

    Motorcyclists from across the island met for a ride from Andersen Air Force Base to Naval Base Guam, Nov. 6, for a day of mentorship and safety practice.Using safe riding techniques and donning proper personal protective equipment, experienced riders and beginners alike reviewed basic skills that

  • Airmen can become responsible swimmers by following these tips

    Every day in the United States, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The water surrounding Guam has already claimed one Airman's life within the past year.Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury

  • Know water conditions to enjoy Guam's waters safely

    The sun beats down and reflects off the Pacific Ocean as vibrant turquoise waves lap at Guam's shores. It looks like the perfect time to enjoy the water. The beachgoers slip out of their sandals and rush toward the sparkling waves ... but wait. Did anyone check to see what the current water

  • Experiences of Airmen teach lessons in water safety

    Located on a tropical island surrounded by the clear waters of the Pacific, it is always good to explore the outdoors, soak up the sun, and enjoy water sports; however, with it comes potentially dangerous ocean conditions that everyone should be aware of.Airmen should know their limitations, and

  • Goggled go-kart challenge opens eyes to dangers of alcohol abuse

    The 36th Medical Operations Squadron Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment members invited Airmen and family members to participate in two unique events in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month April 24 at The Exchange at Andersen Air Force Base.The ADAPT volunteers challenged

  • 36th Wing Safety provides safe hiking tips

    Hiking is a popular activity on Guam, but before venturing off to find a trail, there are several safety precautions for hikers to remember."Hiking is one of the top activities in Guam with numerous hikes available all year round on the island with various difficulty levels," said Tech. Sgt.

  • Team Andersen observes ocean safety

    Approximately 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in it, nearly 60 percent of the human body is made of it, and the island of Guam is completely surrounded by it. Water is everywhere, and it provides Team Andersen with many recreational pastimes.One of those, swimming, is an activity easily

  • Preparedness tips help Airmen weather any emergency situation

    Typhoon season is around the corner once again, bringing with it the potential for damaging storms, rain and wind. With a few months before threats are imminent, now is the time for Airmen to prepare for weathering the season, or any emergency situation, safely. To put this in perspective, 2012 had

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