Unit Safety Award of Distinction.
The Flight Safety office is responsible for ensuring safety for
ACC's largest programmed Flying Training unit. They implemented a
FOD prevention of weekly FOD walks with their associated aircraft
maintenance unit. Earned inaugural quarterly "Sentry FOD
Award"--squadron made the greatest contribution to FOD prevention.
They have maintained constant engagement with students; introduced
pertinent safety topics to more than 700 students weekly. The safety
briefing topics are included daily during mission planning briefings and
weekly during hall calls. Initiatives developed instrumental in reaching
new Airmen and instilling a career-long safety conscious ethos. The
squadron SE publishes a weekly safety newsletter that informs the 966
AACS on current safety issues and trends. The newsletter was recognized
as a best practice and is disseminated throughout the wing's flying
squadrons--wow! Developed a safety pamphlet for newly assigned Airmen;
the pamphlet contains information that familiarizes new Airmen with
local area hazards, flight line dangers/movement areas and
AWACS-specific risks. It also includes guidance for approaching aircraft
with engines running, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) safety, and taxi
procedures to name a few.
966th Airborne Air Control Squadron
552nd Air Control Wing
Tinker AFB, Okla.
Oops! Pardon our mistake in the Nov/Dec 07 issue of THE COMBAT EDGE
magazine. The Unit Safety Award of Distinction winner went to the 966th
Airborne Air Control Squadron and not the 963rd as listed in the Nov/Dec