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TSGT MICHAEL I. MURPHY, 380 AEW, AL DHAFRA AB, UAE. TSgt Murphy re-sited the entire 850K lbs Net Explosive Weight, 24 Potential Explosion Site Temporary Munitions Storage Area, and corrected explosive quantity-distance violations that presented a hazard to HN, USA and USAF resources and personnel. His new site plan safeguarded over 80 personnel and $410M worth of USAF assets and ensured explosive storage and handling was conducted in the safest possible manner. TSgt Murphy identified structures near the wing's primary hot cargo pad that violated explosive safety criteria. His revised hot cargo pad site plan increased the wing's explosive cargo capacity by 20 percent, and his new safety procedures safeguarded another 120 hazarded E-3 flight line maintenance personnel. He trained 12 ADWSRs, investigated two Dull Sword incidents involving nuclear certified equipment, published two monthly wing safety newsletters, completed three squadron annual inspections, and at AFCENT/SEW's request, inspected two wing geographically separated units for explosive safety criteria compliance. TSgt Murphy identified a suitable location and wrote a new Explosive Site Plan to store quick-response, flyaway munitions for SOCCENT's Crisis Response Element Forces, thereby meeting CENTCOM's mission requirement for SOCCENT to maintain a theater-wide response capability during and after the Iraq and Afghanistan draw down.


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Title Annotation:QUARTERLY AWARDS; Michael I. Murphy
Publication:Combat Edge
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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