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    Flying into 2021, holiday safety remains priority for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Flying into 2021, holiday safety remains priority for Citizen Airmen

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Bradley Tipton | Holiday decorations pictured at the 927th Air Refueling Wing headquarters building.... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Bradley Tipton 

    927th Air Refueling Wing/Public Affairs

    MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. – Throughout a challenging year, our Citizen Airmen have stepped up, remaining combat ready to fuel the fight. As a diverse group of professionals, our Airmen have traditions spanning every faith, and even those who don’t celebrate will be enjoying some down time with their loved ones as the holiday season draws near. Along with the season comes off-duty risks.
    “As we spend this joyous time with friends and family during the holidays, how we manage risk is solely on us.” said Senior Master Sgt. Danishon Felder, 927th Air Refueling Wing Occupational Safety Manager.
    Here are just a few things to keep in mind as we round the corner on the way to 2021.
    - DO remember social distancing measures and masks while out shopping for gifts.
    - DON’T daisy chain extension cords and surge protectors.
    - DO always have a spotter when you’re installing lights and fixtures on the outside of your residence atop a ladder.
    - DON’T get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve had alcoholic beverages, and don’t allow your wingmen or family to do the same.
    Risk is always a concern on-duty, but even more of a concern off-duty.” explains Felder.
    Airmen need to be especially careful while eating outside their normal circle. Meal times can be high risk for spreading COVID-19 since our masks are down and typically closer than 6 feet apart.
    “Reserve Citizen Airmen should remain diligent in their health and safety practices this holiday season because decisions they make while not drilling can still affect their ability to serve when they return to duty.” explained Col. Jennifer Ratcliff, 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander.
    Even the simplest or most mundane things we undertake in our lives can have consequences, and Citizen Airmen are our most vital resource for accomplishment of our mission.



    Date Taken: 12.11.2020
    Date Posted: 12.17.2020 12:55
    Story ID: 384839
    Location: TAMPA, FL, US 

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