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TORCH CALENDAR
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW   2007   BELL XV-3 CONVERTIPLANE, 1955-68
           WWW.AETC.AF.MIL                                                                                                     TORCH INDEX 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TORCH.MAGAZINE@RANDOLPH.AF.MIL
                                                                                A Look at Last Year                                                                                                                               IN EVERY ISSUE: From the Director, Torch Talk, Around the Command, Tales of the Strange, The Alert Consumer, Hangar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flying and Clear the Runway. Not all of the headlines from these departments are included in the Torch index.


JANUARY/FEBRUARY                                                                uThe Inspection Plan’s Three                                                              uMilestones with Missiles 23                                                                        uIn the Heart of                                                                          uPassionate Plunge 6                                                                                                             uVaccines Can Cause Adverse




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uRinging in the New Year 1                                                      Major Goals 23                                                                            uT-1A Reaches 1 Million                                                                             a Combat Zone 16                                                                          uDeath Toll Rises for Kids                                                                                                       Reactions 4




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uGeneral Issues January                                                         uRaptor Declared ‘Ready                                                                   Hour Mark 24                                                                                        uThe Scare in Delaware 18                                                                 Using Inexpensive,                                                                                                               uMotorcycle Tragedy Shapes




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Challenge 4                                                                     for Combat’ 24                                                                            uSevere Clear Air Turbulence                                                                        uC-5 Crash Survivor List 20                                                               Inflatable Pools 7
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uKeesler Nurse Earns Bronze                                                     uC-130J Tests Combat                                                                      Causes KC-135 Emergency                                                                             uWhat Went Right?                                                                         uBoring Is Better 8                                                                                                              uThree Big Reasons for
Star for Saving Life 4                                                          Capabilities 25                                                                           Landing, Injuries 24                                                                                What Went Wrong? 21                                                                       uProgram Aims to Eliminate        �������
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uTyndall Airman Pulls Woman                                                     uAirmen Receive Panoramic                                                                 uAir Force Introduces New                                                                           uIncidents That Destroyed                                                                 Bird Threat to Aircraft 11                                                                                                       uBear Bait 6
from Car Crash 4                                                                Night-Vision Goggles 25                                                                   Helicopter for Pilot Training 25                                                                    C-5s Over the Years 21                                                                    uDon’t Rock the Boat 12                                                                                                          uA Pain in the Neck 6
uNew ‘Shipment’ of Students                                                                                                                                               uFuel Leak and Fire Lead to                                                                         uNew Chapter in Aviation:                                                                 uBoating Fatality Rates/                                                                                                         uMan Down! 6
Largest in Two Years 5                                                          MARCH/APRIL                                                                               F-16 Crash 25                                                                                       The CV-22 22                                                                              Statistics 14                                                                                                                    uNotebook Safety Hits
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                                                                                uThe Halfway Point 1                                                                                                                                                                          uOsprey Simulator Up,                                                                     uDid You Know? 15                                                                                                                Hot Button with Military
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Boot Camp Aerobics 5                                                            uAir Force Implements New                                                                 MAY/JUNE                                                                                            Running 23                                                                                uEnemy Within: Reducing                                                                                                          Shoppers 7
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                                                                                Cell Phone Restriction 4                                                                  u‘Zeroing’ in on Goal 1                                                                             uHiker Finds F-16 Rack 24                                                                 Military Suicides 16                                                                                                             uBeware of Computers,
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                                                                                uHeadphones during                                                                        uBreakthrough Research on                                                                           uArresting System Stops                                                                   uSuicide Deaths 17                                                                                                               Batteries 7
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                                                                                Workouts? 4                                                                                                                                                                                   Aircraft Safely 24                                                                                                                                                                                                         uBreaking Out of Empty Shells 8
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                                                                                uGive Children a Brake: Slow                                                              uLeaders Play Significant Roles                                                                      uBoom Operator Bangs Up                                                                   Traffic Controllers 18                                                                                                            uGun Guidelines 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         uTraffic Fatalities Rise 8
                                                                                Down in Base Housing 5                                                                    in Motorcycle Safety 4                                                                              F-16C 25                                                                                  u10,000 Aircraft and Counting:                                                                                                   uSmoking Up in Military 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         uThe Good News …
                                                                                uLearning the Tools to Manage                                                             uFire Burns 100 Acres, Singes                                                                       uCrew Chief Loses Landing-                                                                Deployed Vance Controllers 22                                                                                                    uScarlet Letters … DUI 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Bad News 9
                                                                                Chronic Pain 5                                                                            Altus AFB 5                                                                                         gear Pin in F-22A: $6.7 Million                                                           uAir Force’s Only C-130                                                                                                          uFacing the Consequences 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         uNo Survivors! 10
                                                                                uBurning Mouse Ignites                                                                                                                                                                        in Damages 25                                                                             Training Squadron Stands Up      uTop Risks for Falling Asleep
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              uTrauma Hospital Saves Lives 4
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                                                                                uSigns and Symptoms 15                                                                                                                                                                        uAir Force, Army Teams                                                                    uPassing the Torch 1
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                                                                                uSurviving an Ejection 16                                                                                                                                                                     Compete in Adventure Race 5                                                               uSergeant Convicted of
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                                                                                uWhen ‘Pigs’ Fly 18                                                                       uSurviving a Deployment 5                                                                           uDuct Tape Can’t Fix This 6                                                               Negligent Homicide 4                                                                                                             uBinge Drinking: How Harmful
uA Force to Be Reckoned With 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           u33rd Fighter Wing Slated
                                                                                uRaptor Raptures 22                                                                       uBadges? We Don’t Need No                                                                           uDon’t Lose Face 6                                                                        u‘Goofy’ Looking ‘Hat’ Keeps                                                                                                     Is It? 18
uA Pain in the Back 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for F-35 Training Mission 24
                                                                                                                                                                          Stinkin’ Badges! 6                                                                                                                                                                            Head Intact 4                                                                                                                    uThe Right Stuff? …
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uLean and Mean 16                                                                                                                                                         uPutting Kids in Their Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   uRaptors Fly Safely through
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uDo It Injury-free 17                                                                                                                                                     – Back Seat 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First 5,000 Hours 24
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uA Wall of Storms 18                                                                                                                                                      uBrace Yourself: Air Force                                                                            ������������                                                                            uA Hot Iron-y 6
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uInconceivable! C-130 Engine
Run Mishap 20
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Have Been Avoided 25
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uC-130 Mishap Lessons                                                                                                                                                     uTips for Preventing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mishaps 25
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                                                                                                                                                                          Sports Injuries 11                                                                                                                                                                            uDon’t Listen to Teacher 6                                                                                                       uA Mid-air Minute 25
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Inspection Process 22
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                                                                                                                                                                          uBody Count Summary 15                                                                                                                                                                        Are They Safe? 7                                                                                                                 Calendar cover photo
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen
2007 TORCH CALENDAR
TORCH is published bi-monthly to help promote
safety awareness in Air Education and Training




                                                         HAPPY 60TH,
Command, the Air Force and Department of Defense.
This funded Air Force magazine is an authorized
publication for members of the U.S. military services.
Contents of TORCH are not necessarily the official
view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the




                                                            AIR FORCE!
Department of Defense or the Department of the Air
Force. The editorial content is edited, prepared and
provided by the Directorate of Safety, Air Education
and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base,                                                                                                                                                              CG-4A HADRIAN, 1942-47

Texas, following public affairs publication guidelines
outlined in DOD Instruction 5120.4 and Air Force                                                                                         BY COL. JOHN W. BLUMENTRITT
Instruction 35-101. All photographs are Air Force
photographs unless otherwise indicated.

             Gen. William R. Looney III
                                                         On Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act, making the U.S. Air Force
                   Commander
                                                         an independent service. Since then more than 54,000 Airmen have made the ultimate sacrifice in battle.
              Col. John W. Blumentritt
                  Director of Safety                     As we roll into calendar year 2007 and celebrate the 60th anniversary of our proud service, it’s perhaps
                 Timothy P. Barela
                       Editor                            fitting that the Air Force made history this past year by recording its best flying safety record yet.
           timothy.barela@randolph.af.mil




                                                         A
                 Sammie W. King
                                                               lthough even one flight mishap is too much, Air                                            by a substantial 16            “If we need to change our training, improve our
                  Senior Designer
                                                               Force flight safety set a milestone in fiscal 2006                                          percent, or nearly        material acquisitions, or alter our business practices to
            sammie.king@randolph.af.mil
                                                               with 19 major flight mishaps, the fewest ever for                                          700 days, command-        save the precious lives of our men and women, we will do
                   David M. Stack                        the service. According to preliminary calculations by                                           wide. (“Lost duty         it. … We can no longer consider safety as ‘nice-to-have.’ ”
                       Designer                          the Air Force Safety Center, this equates to less than                                          days” is the amount            I echo those sentiments and promise that we will not
             david.stack@randolph.af.mil                 one Class A flight mishap (those costing more than                                               of days that members      accept the “status quo” in AETC. We will continue to
                                                         $1 million) for every 100,000 hours of flying.                                                   spend on quarters or      proactively seek out innovative ways to get our mishap
           Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Hannen
                                                            As for what caused the 19 mishaps, nine were the                                             in the hospital as a      prevention messages to each and every member of our
                   Photojournalist
                                                         result of operational human errors, such as aircrew                Col. John W. Blumentritt     result of injury from a   team. We have to become the consummate wingman –
          matthew.hannen@randolph.af.mil                                                                                     AETC Director of Safety
                                                         mistakes, while seven were linked to aircraft problems.                                         preventable mishap.)      letting no Airman get overlooked or taken for granted.
                                                         The remaining mishaps are still under investigation.            Overall, the AETC ground safety mishap prevention              We provide this Torch Calendar as a way to get
        Subscriptions and Contributions:
                                                            Air Education and Training Command did its part to       program still had a solid year in 2006. With increased        you started off on the right foot safety-wise in 2007.
To request subscriptions or address changes, or to
                                                         help the Air Force reach this record year. The command      safety and personal responsibility emphasis at the            It is chockfull of safety tidbits, as well as special
submit articles, photographs or artwork, e-mail
                                                         had three major aircraft mishaps, for a rate of .54 Class   unit level, especially by supervisors, the command            safety observances throughout the year to help you
information to torch.magazine@randolph.af.mil.
                                                         A mishaps per 100,000 flying hours, which was even           is certainly capable of reversing adverse trends and          plan your mishap prevention program. Also for your
Or you can write to: Editor, TORCH, HQ AETC/
                                                         lower than the Air Force’s record-setting pace of .85.      championing a stellar 2007.                                   convenience, we provide Julian dates and highlight
SEM, 244 F Street East, Suite 1, Randolph AFB, TX           On the ground safety side of the house, the                  Of course, no matter what the trends, positive or         federal holidays and paydays, as well as include a pull-
78150-4328. You also can fax to: (210) 652-6982          command experienced a tough year in most categories         negative, there’s one thing that is always certain: We        out poster with the entire year’s calendar displayed.
or DSN: 487-6982. For customer service, call (210)       compared to the previous year. We had 11 fatalities,        can always improve.                                                And last but not least, this special edition calendar
652-5818 or DSN 487-5818. Include your name, full        up two from fiscal 2005. We experienced 40 more                  As outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld          commemorates the Air Force’s 60th anniversary with
unit address, phone number, fax number and e-mail        on-duty mishaps, from 151 in fiscal 2005 to 191 in           recently wrote, “Too often we excuse mishaps by citing        current and historical aircraft photos for you to display
address on all submissions. Unit distribution is based   fiscal 2006. Sports and recreation mishaps and private       the difficult circumstances in which we operate. We            with each month of the year.
on a ratio of one copy per seven persons assigned.       motor vehicle mishaps also rose slightly. However, on       have trained our men and women to operate safely in                Help pay tribute to the service’s 60th by having your
For personal subscriptions, write to New Orders,         the plus side, motorcycle mishaps decreased in the          very trying conditions. There is no excuse for losing lives   best safety year yet. That would truly make it a happy
Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954,            command by a hefty 20 percent this past year.               given proper planning, attention to detail and the active     birthday for our Air Force!
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954.                                  Also, it’s significant to note that even though           involvement of the chain of command. Accountability is
                                                         AETC ground mishaps rose slightly in most major             essential to effective leadership. … We simply will not
      VISIT OUR WEB SITE                                 categories, lost duty days caused by mishaps dropped        accept status quo.
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uBath Safety Month
uSafe Driving Month
uBlood Donor Month
uFamily Fit Lifestyle Month                   uNew Year’s Day
uNational Radon Action Month                  uMilitary Payday
uBirth Defects Prevention Month               uDiet Resolution Week (1-7)          uAETC Family Day          uFull Moon
uNational Lose Weight, Feel Great Month       uNew Year’s Resolutions Week (1-7)   u55 mph Speed Limit Day   uAETC January Challenge




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uHome Office Safety and Security Week (7-13)   uNational Clean Off Your Desk Day
                                                                                                                                                         uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                         uMilitary Payday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Number of fatalities in Air Education and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MAY 2007                     JUNE 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Training Command during fiscal 2006. Eight
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      occurred in the traffic environment, one in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      privately owned5aircraft, and one government
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      vehicle off road. Of the 3traffic-related mishaps,
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                                              uMartin Luther King Day                                                                                                         uInauguration Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                      three members 19
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                                                                                                                                                                              27       027            suffered fatal injuries in automobiles.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Among the first steps in safely starting a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fitness or weight-loss program is talking to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     your doctor beforehand. Physicians can
                                                                                                                                                                                                     SEPTEMBER 2007               OCTOBER 2007                     N
uHealthy Weight Week (21-27)
uHealth Awareness Week (21-27)                                                                                                                           uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                                     advise T F S            S M and T F
                                                                                                                                                                                                  S M T Wyou on good nutrition T W the levelS              S M
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of activity with which you can safely start an
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Percentage of the Air Force’s mishaps caused         25 26
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      by human factors – or human failures.
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F-16C FIGHTING FALCON
              BY TECH. SGT. JEFFREY ALLEN
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uAmerican Heart Month
uSave Your Vision Month                                                                            uMilitary Payday               uFull Moon
uWise Health Consumer Month                                                                        uNational Freedom Day          uGroundhog Day




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  THAT
uBurn Awareness Week (4-10)
uNational Consumer Protection Week (4-10)                                                                                         uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                             FIGURES
11
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                                                                                                                                                                                             Number of times traffic death rates go up at
                                                                                                                                                                                             night compared to during the day across the
                                                                                                                                                                                             United States. Ninety percent of a driver’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             reaction depends on vision, and vision is
uNational Child Passenger                                                                                                                                                                    severely limited at night. Depth perception,
Safety Awareness Week (11-17)               uLincoln’s Birthday                  uValentines Day   uMilitary Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                             color recognition and peripheral vision are
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                                                                                                                                                               055                           compromised after sundown.


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                                                                                                                                                                                             Percentage of reduction in overall fatalities
                                                                                                                                                                                             nationwide among children ages 0-12 since a
                                                                                                                                                                                             dramatic shift in behavior by parents to place
                                            uPresidents Day                                        uWashington’s Birthday         uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                             children in the back seat of vehicles, coupled
                                                                                                                                                                                             with increased safety seat and seat belt use.
 25        056
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                                                                  27    058
                                                                                   28        059
                                                                                                                                                                                             Front seat fatalities declined by 46 percent.


                                                                                                                                                                                             900,000
                                                                                                                                                                                             Average number of disabling back injuries
                                                                                                                                                                                             caused in the workplace annually.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                 FEBRUARY2007                         FEBRUARY 2007
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JUNE 2007
C-130J HERCULES
       BY STAFF SGT. MATTHEW HANNEN
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uAmerican Red Cross Month
uNational Collision Awareness Month
uPoison Prevention Awareness Month
uWorkplace Eye Health and Safety Month                                                                                                                                               uFull Moon
uNational Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month                                                                                 uMilitary Payday                                            uNational Anthem Day




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 C-119 FLYING BOXCAR, 1949-74




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THAT
uSave Your Vision Week (4-10)
uDrug and Alcohol Awareness Week (4-10)    uNational Sleep Awareness Week (5-11)                                                                  uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FIGURES
11
          070
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number of on-duty mishaps in Air Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Training Command last year, compared
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to 151 the year before. Twenty percent of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 these mishaps involved people taking part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in on-duty physical fitness training.
uDaylight Saving Time Begins                                                                                             uMilitary Payday                                            uSt. Patrick’s Day




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nearly 50 percent of the drivers nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 who have a crash or near crash caused by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fatigue say they had not gotten a full night’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sleep the night before.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6,000
uNational Poison Prevention Week (18-24)   uFlood Safety Awareness Week (19-23)                   uFirst Day of Spring                            uCivilian Payday



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            084                                     085                                  086                087                    088                       089                              090
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number of people nationwide who die each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 year on average as a result of unintentional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 poisoning by solid and liquid substances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Another 300,000 suffer disabling illnesses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Follow label directions and store toxic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 substances properly to limit these mishaps.
 uNational Cleaning Week (25-31)                                                                                                                  uMilitary Payday


                                                                                                                                                             JANUARY 2007                           FEBRUARY2007
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FEBRUARY 2007                         APRIL 2007
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JUNE2007                            AUGUST 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JULY 2007
MH-53J PAVE LOW
        BY TECH. SGT. JEFFREY ALLEN
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uApril Fools Day                                                                                                                                                                             uCivilian Payday
uMedication Safety Week (1-7)              uFull Moon                                                                                                                                        uAlcohol-free Weekend (6-8)
uNational Work Zone Awareness Week (1-7)   uNational Public Health Week (2-8)                                                                              uNational Alcohol Screening Day   uDrowsy Driver Awareness Day




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THAT
uEaster
uWorld Health Day                                                                uNational Sibling Day
                                                                                                                                                                                             uMilitary Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                             uJefferson’s Birthday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Potential consequences for Airmen who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          drink and drive: 1. arrest and incarceration;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. official reprimand; 3. fines/lost wages;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Article 15; 5. loss of rank; 6. loss of driving
                                           uTax Deadline                                                                                                                                                                                                                  privileges; 7. loss of security clearance;
uSevere Storms Awareness Week (15-21)      uConsumer Awareness Week (6-12)       uNational Stress Awareness Day                                                                              uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. increased insurance rates; 9. injury or
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            118                           death to themselves or others.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Number of hours of being awake that has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          an equal effect on performance as having a
uEarth Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          blood alcohol concentrationJANUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of .08 percent,                         F
uNational Window Safety Week (22-28)
uNational Playground Safety Week (22-28)   uNational Tire Safety Week (23-29)                                          uAdministrative Professionals Day                                     uArbor Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          which is legally drunk in all 50 states. F S
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29         119
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Percentage of suicides nationwide that19 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14 15 16 17 18                        11 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   21 22 is 24 25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          involve alcohol. Alcohol also 23 involved in27                 18 19
                                                                                 uInjury Prevention Month
                                                                                 uStress Awareness Month                                                                                                                                                                                           28 29 30 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          50 percent of all homicides, and31 percent                     25 26
                                                                                 uSports Eye Safety Month
                                                                                 uPhysical Wellness Month                                                                                                                                                                 of all fatal traffic accidents nationwide.
                                                                                 uAlcohol Awareness Month
                                                                                 uFoot Health Awareness Month
                                           uNational SAFE Kids Week (30-May 6)   uNational Youth Sports Safety Month


                                                                                                                                                                                                 JANUARY 2007                              FEBRUARY 2007                  MARCH 2007                                 MAY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     APRIL2007




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    BY TECH. SGT. JEFFREY ALLEN
             SUNDAY                                         MONDAY                                      TUESDAY                                 WEDNESDAY                       THURSDAY                               FRIDAY                                SATURDAY

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uClean Air Month
uFamily Wellness Month
uProject Safe Baby Month
uMotorcycle Safety Month
uNational Barbecue Month
uNational Sight-Saving Month
uNational Electrical Safety Month
uNational Military Appreciation Month                                                          uMay Day
uNational Melanoma Awareness Month                                                             uLoyalty Day
uNational Physical Fitness and Sports Month                                                    uMilitary Payday                             uFull Moon                   uNational Day of Prayer           uCivilian Payday




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PT-17 STEARMAN, 1931-47




uNational Family Week (6-12)
uNational Safe Drinking Water Week (6-12)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FIGURES
uOccupational Safety and Health
Professionals Day
uNorth American Occupational Safety
and Health Professionals Week (6-12)                                                           uNational Teachers Day                                                                                      uMilitary Spouses Day




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Number of motorcycle-related mishaps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Air Education and Training Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      during fiscal 2006. Causal factors included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      inattentiveness, inexperience, distractions,
uMothers Day                                                                                   uMilitary Payday                                                                                            uCivilian Payday                          uArmed Forces Day                                failure to obey regulatory guidance, alcohol
                                                                                               uNational Running and Fitness Week (15-21)                                                                  uNational Safe Boating Week (18-25)       uNational Dog Bite Prevention Week (19-25)
uBabysitter Safety Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and speed too fast for conditions.

20          140
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              146

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Percentage that sports and recreational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      injuries went up in Air Education and Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Command last year. Better fitness and proper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JANUARY 2007              FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      warm ups should reduce injury.
uNeighbor Day                                                                                  uClick It or Ticket Safety                                                                                                                                                                         S M     T W   T      F   S       S M        T W     T    F   S   S M
uNational Emergency Medical Services Week (20-26)   uNational Buckle Up America Week (21-28)   Belt Mobilization (22-June 3)



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7                             5 6 7 8 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8Amount of recreational4boating fatalities 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9 10 11 12 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nationwide 19 involve alcohol. 14 the marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 15 16 17 18 that20   11 12 13 In 15 16 17                     11 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      environment, 27      18 19 20 21 22 noise,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 22 23 24 25 26motion, vibration, engine23 24                  18 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sun, 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28 29 30 glare, wind and spray intensify the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25 26 27 28                            25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      effects of alcohol and drugs.
                                                    uMemorial Day (observed)
                                                    u101 Critical Days of                                                                                                uFull Moon
                                                    Summer (through Sept. 3)                                                                uMemorial Day (actual)       uWorld No-Tobacco Day

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APRIL2007                               JUNE 2007




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F-22A RAPTOR
      BY TECH. SGT. BEN BLOKER
            SUNDAY                               MONDAY          TUESDAY                 WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY                                  FRIDAY           SATURDAY

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uStudent Safety Month
uNational Safety Month
uCancer from the Sun Month                                                                                                                uCivilian Payday
uFireworks Safety Month (through July 4)                                                                                                  uMilitary Payday




3    154
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         P-38 LIGHTNING, 1939-49




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                                                          uWorld Environmental Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                         FIGURES
10                                         11             12                         13              14                                   15                  16
          161                                    162               163                     164                 165                                 166                 167

                                                                                                                                                                                                         2
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Minimum number of weeks it takes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         gradually adjust to the heat of summer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Overexposure to sun and heat can cause
                                                                                                                                                                                                         heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration,
                                                                                                     uFlag Day                            uCivilian Payday                                               sunburn, cramps and heat rash.
uNational Flag Week (10-16)                                                                          uArmy Birthday                       uMilitary Payday



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                                                                                                                                                   173
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                                                                                                                                                                       174
                                                                                                                                                                                                         70
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Percentage of all fatal boating accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                         victims nationwide who drowned last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         About 90 percent of the victims who drowned
                                                                                                                                                                                                         were not wearing a life jacket. Data shows life
                                                                                                                                                                             JANUARY 2007                   JANUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                           FEBRUARY2007               FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MARCH 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                         jackets could have saved some 430 lives.
uFathers Day
uNational Lightning Safety                                                                                                                                        S M          T W T F           S   S M     T W     T    F    S         S M        T W     T    F   S   S M
Awareness Week (17-23)                                                                               uFirst Day of Summer




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                                                                                                                                                                                                         The number of minutes after an aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                 14 15 16 17 18 19 20                14 15 13 14 from the runway 12 13is 14 15of16 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                     11 12 16 17 18 19 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                         takes off 15 16 17   11 that one the                            11 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         15 16
                                                                                                                                                                 21 22 23 24 25 26 27                21 22 20most 25 26 27times 18 19 20 21 mid-air
                                                                                                                                                                                                         two 24 critical
                                                                                                                                                                                                     18 19 23 21 22 23 24        for potential 22 23 24                  18 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         22 23
                                                                                                                                                                 28 29 30 31                             collisions.        25 critical 29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                     28 29 27 28 The other most 26 27 28time is 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                     25 26 30 31                                                         25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                         8 minutes before landing.
                                                                                                     uNational Prevention of Eye Injury   uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                     Awareness Week (28-July 5)           uMilitary Payday    uFull Moon


                                                                                                                                                                               MAY 2007                       MAY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                             JUNE2007                               JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JUNE 2007




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C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
             SUNDAY                MONDAY          TUESDAY                WEDNESDAY            THURSDAY                 FRIDAY                       SATURDAY

1    182
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uUV Awareness Month
uNational Grilling Month                    uAETC Family Day
uOccupational Health Month                  uStay Out of the Sun Day   uIndependence Day



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                                                                                                                                                                                                      C-124 GLOBEMASTER II, 1949-74




                                                                                                                                                                                          THAT
                                                                                                             uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                             uMilitary Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                    FIGURES
15       196
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                                                                                                                                                                                    8,800
                                                                                                                                                                                    Average number of people nationwide each
                                                                                                                                                                                    year who are treated in emergency rooms for
                                                                                                                                                                                    fireworks-related injuries to the fingers, hands,
                                                                                                                                                                                    eyes and legs.


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22       203
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Number of hours during the day when the
                                                                                                                                                                                   sun’s rays are most intense. You should limit
                                                                                                                                                                                   your sun exposure during the hours when
                                                                                                                                                                                   the sun’s rays are the strongest from 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                   to 4 p.m. Your shadow is an indicator of the
                                                                                                                JANUARY 2007                              JANUARY
                                                                                                                                                         FEBRUARY 2007                FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                       MARCH 2007                  APRIL 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MARCH 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                   sun’s intensity. If your shadow is shorter than
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                                                                                                                                                        M      W                SS M TTare, the sunSS at itsShighest W TT FF SS
                                                                                                                                                                                   you W TT FF is
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uParents Day                                                                                                 uCivilian Payday

                                                                                                                   1      2     3   4   5   6             1   2   3 14 25 36       Remember this 33
                                                                                                                                                                                               11 22         rule: 3 4 51 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                     simple 1 2 No shadow,2 73                 1   2
29           210
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                                                                                                             7     8      9 10 11 12 13             47 58 69 7 8 9 10
                                                                                                                                                             10 11 12 13        44 55 66 shade. 99 10
                                                                                                                                                                                   seek 77 88        10      84 95 10 11 12 13 14
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11 12 13 14 15 16 17      15 16
                                                                                                             21 22 23 24 25 26 27               18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                                                                                                                                 21 22 23 24 25 26 27               200,000
                                                                                                                                                                                18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                                                                                                                                                                 18 19 20 21 22 23 24               22 23 24 25 26 27 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     18 19 20 21 22 23 24      22 23
                                                                                                             28 29 30 31                        25 26 27 28
                                                                                                                                                 28 29 30 31                    25 26 27 28 number of deaths26 27 28 29 each
                                                                                                                                                                                 25 Average 29 30 31    29 30nationwide 30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                    26 27 28             25                                    29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                    year that are related to alcohol use.

uFull Moon

                                                                                                                          MAY 2007                         MAY 2007
                                                                                                                                                          JUNE 2007                   JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                       JUNE 2007                            JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AUGUST2007
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         T-37B TWEET
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
                            BY STEVE THUROW
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
             SUNDAY                              MONDAY                           TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY           THURSDAY                 FRIDAY                       SATURDAY

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                                                                                                               2   214
                                                                                                                                 3
                                                                                                                                       215
                                                                                                                                                                    4    216




uNational Eye Exam Month
uMedic Alert Awareness Month
uHousekeeping/Maintenance Month
uChildrens Eye Health and Safety Month
uNational Immunization Awareness Month                                                      uMilitary Payday                                                        uCoast Guard Birthday




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BT-13 VALIANT, 1939-47




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THAT
uInternational Friendship Day                                                               uFull Moon                           uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FIGURES
12
            224
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                                                                                                                                 17         229
                                                                                                                                                                    18       230

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number of major aircraft mishaps (Class A,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JANUARY 2007                                F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 costing more than $1 million) that the Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         S M T W T F S                            S M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Force experienced in fiscal 2006 – that’s the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1        3 4 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fewest ever for the service. At 2least nine of 6the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         human 10 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mishaps resulted from 7 8 9 errors. 12 13                        4   5
                                         uNational Aviation Week (13-19)                    uMilitary Payday
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19                                       20                                21               22                 23                24                                 25
            231                                   232                               233               234            235                    236                              237
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30                  28 29 30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   21 22 23 24 25 26 27           18 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Average number of minutes between deaths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 caused by alcohol-related crashes in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 United States each year. Alcohol is a factor in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nearly 40 percent of all fatal crashes.
                                                                                                                                            JANUARY 2007                           FEBRUARY 2007                      MARCH 2007                         MAY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         APRIL 2007
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uNational Aviation Day                                                                                                           uCivilian Payday

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mishaps in Air Education and Training
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Command during fiscal 2006. Common
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 causal factors    24     20inattentiveness,27 28
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                                                                                                                                 28 29 30 31                            25 26 27 28                         25   distractions, failure to obey regulatory
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 guidance, alcohol and excessive speed.

                                                                           uFull Moon                                            uMilitary Payday

                                                                                                                                               MAY 2007                             JUNE 2007                          JULY 2007                         AUGUST 2007
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                                                                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 2007                           OCTOBER 2007                      NOVEMBER 2007                          DECEMBER 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DECEMBER 2007                J
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
   HH-60G PAVE HAWK
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
                    BY TECH. SGT. JUSTIN PYLE
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uMold Awareness Month
uNational Preparedness Month
uFood Safety Education Month
uBaby Safety Awareness Month
uBackpack Safely America Month
uNational Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
uSports and Home Eye Health and Safety Month
uNational Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Recovery Month                                                                                                                                                                                                              uNational Childhood Injury Prevention Week (1-7)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THAT
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                                               u101 Critical Days of Summer Ends                                                                                                 uCivilian Payday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The number of body parts most prone to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JANUARY 2007                FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     injury in the field to include the back, neck,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ankles and knees. Deployments can cause
                                                                                       uConstitution Week (11-18)                                                                                                                                                                    wear 3         5 6                      1 2 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 2 and 4tear to Airmen because they carry
uNational Grandparents Day
                                                                                       uPatriot Day (9/11 Observance)
                                                                                       uNational Emergency                                                                                                                                                                     7             armor, 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     heavy10 11 12ammo and other equipment 10
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     over 17 18 19 20         11 12 13 prevent 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 16 rough terrain. You can help14 15 16 these
uSuicide Prevention Week (9-15)                                                        Preparedness Week (11-17)                                                                 uMilitary Payday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     injuries by developing a conditioning program
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     before you deploy to get fit and stay fit. Also,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               28    ensure                   25 26 27 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29 30 31you add a stretching program to your                   25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     normal fitness routine.


                                                                                                                                                  JANUARY 2007                       FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                 uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                                                                 uInternational Day of Peace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MARCH 2007                                     13 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MAY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APRIL                 JUNE 2007
uNational Farm and Ranch Safety                uCitizenship Day                                                                                S M T W T F                   S    S M T W T F
                                                                                                                                                                                 uNational POW/MIA Recognition Day     S         S M T W T F                           S          Percentage FF motorcycle fatalities rose S
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and Health Week (16-22)                        uConstitution Day                       uAir Force Birthday (60th Anniversary)                                                    uNational School Bus Safety Week (21-27)   uNational Hunting and Fishing Day

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               27 28 29 30 percentage of fatal crashes 29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Average 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 30                                                              29 30
uFirst Day of Fall (23)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nationwide that involved only one vehicle.
uNational Good Neighbor Day (23)
uNational Adult Immunization Awareness
Week (23-29)                                   uNational Chimney Safety Week (24-30)                                            uFull Moon                                                                                  uFamily Health and Fitness Day USA

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                                                                                                                                                       SEPTEMBER 2007                       OCTOBER 2007                                    NOVEMBER 2007                            DECEMBER 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DECEMBER 2007                         JANUARY 2008
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
       F-15C/D EAGLE
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
                  BY TECH. SGT. BEN BLOCKER
             SUNDAY                                    MONDAY                                 TUESDAY          WEDNESDAY              THURSDAY                 FRIDAY           SATURDAY

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uChildrens Health Month
uHalloween Safety Month
uNational Ergonomics Month
uEye Injury Prevention Month
uNational Fire Prevention Month
uSubstance Abuse Prevention Month
uNational Brain Injury Awareness Month
uNational Car Care and Battery Safety Month    uMilitary Payday
uNational Animal Safety and Protection Month   uChild Health Day                                                                                    uCivilian Payday




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THAT
uNational Fire Prevention Week (7-13)          uColumbus Day                                                                                                            uNavy Birthday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FIGURES
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                                                                                                                                                                               JANUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Percentage of all fire deathsFEBRUARY 2007 that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   JANUARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FEBRUARY 2007              MARCH 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                occur in the home. Having a working smoke
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uNational Radon Action Week (14-20)            uMilitary Payday                        uNational Boss Day                                           uCivilian Payday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Masks should not impair vision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Costumes should not impair movement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Wear bright and/or reflective colors.
                                                                                                                                                                                         MAY 2007                   5. It’s always wise to carry a flJULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JUNE 2007                   JUNE 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ashlight.
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uNational School Bus Safety Week (21-27)       uNational Save Your Back Week (22-28)                        uUnited Nations Day                     uFull Moon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    die each year in hunting mishaps. Most
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 18 19 20 21 22 young hunters 24 pass a 27 28
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                                                                                                                                                                           27 28 29 30 31                      27 28 26 27 28 29 30      24 25 they 28 29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              24 25 rearms safety course 29 30 31 27 can get 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fi 29 30 31                                                          29 30
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a hunting license.

                                                                                                            uHalloween

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OCTOBER 2007                          NOVEMBER 2007
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                                                                                                                                                                                      DECEMBER 2006                     JANUARY 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECEMBER 2006                         JANUARY 2008
       T-1A JAYHAWK
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
           BY BY STAFF SGT. MATTHEW HANNEN
              TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
            SUNDAY                              MONDAY                     TUESDAY        WEDNESDAY            THURSDAY                        FRIDAY                              SATURDAY

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uAviation History Month
uMilitary Family Appreciation Month
uPersonal Protective Equipment Month
uMADD’s Tie One On for Safety Holiday
Campaign Begins (ends Jan. 1)                                                                            uMilitary Payday           uCivilian Payday




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THAT
uDaylight Saving Time Ends
uWinter Hazard Awareness Week (4-10)                               uElection Day                                                    uNational Child Safety Council           uMarine Corps Birthday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FIGURES
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .85
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Class A rate (mishaps costing more than
                                                                                                                                       JANUARY 2007                                  FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                      JANUARY                                 FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MARCH 2007                   APRIL 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MARCH 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $1 million) per 100,000 hours of flying for Air
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Force aircraft, which was the lowest rate in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the service’s 260-year history. Air Education73
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                                                                                                         uMilitary Payday           7     8      9 10 11 12 13                  47 58 69 7 8 9 10
                                                                                                                                                                                         10 11 12 13                    44 55 66 Training 9Command’s Class 11 rate 13 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and 77 88 9 10   10      84 95 10 A 12 came
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uVeterans Day (actual)                  uVeterans Day (observed)   uWorld Kindness Day                   uGreat American Smokeout   uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                    14 15 16 17 18 19 20                       11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                                                                                                                                                                14 15 16 17 18 19 20                        in even lower than that15 16 17 18 19 failures
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Percentage that seat belt use has risen to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nationwide. Traffic safety officials say that
                                                                                                                                                MAY 2007                              JUNE 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                       MAY                                    JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JUNE 2007                AUGUST 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           translates to preventing an estimated 15,700
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uNational Family Week (18-24)                                                                            uThanksgiving              uAETC Family Day                         uFull Moon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10 11 12 13 14          5   6
                                                                                                                                    13 14 15 16 17 18 19                       10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                                                                                                                                                                13 14 15 16 17 18 19                    10 11 12 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       15 16 17 18       14 15 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19 20 21             15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 13 14 15 16 17 18          12 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Careless smoking causes the most fire deaths
                                                                                                                                    20 21 22 23 24 25 26                        17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                                                                                                                                                                 20 21 22 23 24 25 26                      in 19 20 21 States 19 year. 22 23 24 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        17 18 24 United 22 23 each 20 21 Thirty-four 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22 23 the 25 26 27 28     22 23 24 25 26 27                        19 20
                                                                                                                                    27 28 29 30 31                              24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                 27 28 29 30 31                         24 25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       29 30 31 27 of28 29 30 members smoke, 9 percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           percent military      29 30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26 27 28 29 30 31                         26 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           above the national average.
                                                                                                                                    uCivilian Payday
                                                                                                                                    uMilitary Payday

                                                                                                                                       SEPTEMBER 2007                                SEPTEMBER 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                     OCTOBER 2007                          NOVEMBER 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OCTOBER                            DECEMBER 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NOVEMBER 2007                     D




                                        november 200711.07
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                                                                                                                                    2     3     4      5     6       7   8             4 5 6 7
                                                                                                                                                                                 72 83 9 10 11 12 138                   47 58 69     7 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10 11     9 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12 13        24 35 46 57 68 79 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8           2   3
                                                                                                                                    9 10 11 12 13 14 15                          9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                                                                                                                                                                14 15 16 17 18 19 20                   11 12 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 15 16    14 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17 18    16 17
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 12 13 14 15 16 17           9 10
                                                                                                                                    16 17 18 19 20 21 22                         16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                                                                                                                                                                21 22 23 24 25 26 27                   18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21 22 23 24 25 26 27                 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 17 18 19 20 21 22          16 17
                                                                                                                                    23 24 25 26 27 28 29                         23 24 25 26
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                                                                                                                                              DECEMBER 2006                                   JANUARY 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                              DECEMBER 2006                    JANUARY 2008
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
        C-5B GALAXY
                BY STAFF SGT. STACY PEARSALL
           BY TECH. SGT. RUSSELL E. COOLEY IV
             SUNDAY                                   MONDAY                     TUESDAY    WEDNESDAY        THURSDAY                      FRIDAY                                SATURDAY

                                                                                                                                                                           1     335




uSafe Toys and Gifts Month
uNational Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
uNational Drunk and Drugged Driving
Prevention Month                                                                                                                                                           uCivil Air Patrol Birthday




2     336
                                              3    337
                                                                           4    338
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JANUARY 2007 C-54 SKYMASTER, 1942-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    T W T F S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S M T W T F            S    S M
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7     8     9 10 11 12 13           4   5   6   7   8   9 10     4   5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 15 16 17 18 19 20               11 12 13 14 15 16 17          11 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FIGURES
                                                                                                                               uInternational Civil Aviation Day                                                        21 22 23 24 25 26 27               18 19 20 21 22 23 24          18 19
                                                                                                        uClean Air Day         uPearl Harbor Remembrance Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        28 29 30 31                        25 26 27 28                   25 26

    9
             343
                                              10        344
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                                                                                                        13        347
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              400
                                                                                                                                   JANUARY 2007                                    FEBRUARY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Average2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MARCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fires across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       number of residentialAPRIL2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MAY 2007                   JUNE 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States involving Christmas trees each
                                                                                                                                S M T W T F                            S        S M T W T F                         S               W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SS M TT W TT FF SS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           M                         SS M TT W TT FF SS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         M      W                        S M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            year. Tragically, nearly 40 deaths and 100
                                                                                                                                       1     2     3      4        5   6                                    1   2   3                                 1 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            injuries result2from those fires.3 4 5 16 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 2 31 4 53                                              1   2
                                              uHuman Rights Day                                                                 7      8     9 10 11 12 13
                                                                                                                               uCivilian Payday                                 4      5         6      7   8   9 10                      9 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         64 75 86 97 108 11 12              38 49 5 6 7 8 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10 11 12 13 14         8   9
                                              uHuman Rights Week (10-16)                                                       uMilitary Payday                            uBill of Rights Day
                                                                                                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20                            11 12 13 14 15 16 17                      11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 14 15 16 17 18 19                15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10 11 12 13 14 15 16          15 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               90
16           350
                                              17       351
                                                                           18      352
                                                                                           19    353
                                                                                                        20
                                                                                                                  354
                                                                                                                               2129
                                                                                                                               21 22
                                                                                                                                           355
                                                                                                                                             23 24 25 26 27                22
                                                                                                                                                                            18
                                                                                                                                                                                     356
                                                                                                                                                                                      19 20 21 22 23 24                  18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20     19 20 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21 22 2322 23 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     24 25 26      22 23 24 25 26 27 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Percentage of insulation value clothing loses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         22 23
                                                                                                                               28            30 31                          25        26 27 28                           25 26 27 it 31 30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27 28 29 30 becomes wet. 24 25 26 getting29 30 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            when  28 29            29 avoid 27 28 wet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   So 30                                 29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sweating in cold weather, and dress in layers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for the best protection.
                                                                                                                                             MAY 2007                                         JUNE 2007                         JULY 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SEPTEMBER 2007                        AUGUST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OCTOBER 2007                    NO
                                              uWright Brothers Day
                                                                                                                                S M          T W T
                                                                                                                               uForefathers Day
                                                                                                                                                                   F   S        S M           T W T
                                                                                                                                                                           uFirst Day of Winter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                F   S   S  M  75    W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         S M TT W TT FF SS                  SS M TT W TT FF SS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M     W                  S M
                                                                                                                                             1     2      3        4   5                                        1   2    1      Percentage of snow skiing1 and snow 53 64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 3 4 5 6 17                   2 31 42
23
      30
             357
               364
                                              24
                                                   31
                                                         358
                                                           365             25      359
                                                                                           26    360
                                                                                                        27        361
                                                                                                                               287
                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                           362
                                                                                                                                             8     9 10 11 12              29
                                                                                                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                                                                                      363
                                                                                                                                                                                       4         5      6   7   8   9   28      boarding-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               39 4 5 6 7 14deaths that occurred 12 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10 11 12 13 8         75 86 97 10 11 after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8 9 10 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                collisions with stationary objects, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4   5
                                                                                                                               13 14 15 16 17 18 19                            10 11 12 13 14 15 16                     15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9      16 17 18 19 20 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 11 12 13 14 15          12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 15 16 17 18 19 20             11 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                trees and lift towers. The primary factors
                                                                                                                               20 21 22 23 24 25 26                            17 18 19 20 21 22 23                      22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        16     23 24 25 26 21 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 18 19 20 with 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                associated     27 snow skiing and24 25 26 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21 22 23 22 23 24 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         19 20 21 snow                   18 19
                                                                                                                               27 28 29 30 31                                  24 25 26 27 28 29 30                      29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23     30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24 25 26 27 28 29 are excessive 31 30 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                boarding fatalities     28 29 30 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         26 27 28 speed and              25 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30      loss of control.
                                              uAETC Family Day (24)
                                              uNew Year's Eve (31)                                                             uCivilian Payday
uFull Moon                                    uAETC Family Day (31)        uChristmas                                          uMilitary Payday

                                                                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 2007                                          OCTOBER 2007                     DECEMBER 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NOVEMBER 2007                        JANUARY 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DECEMBER 2007




                                              december 200712.07
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                                                                                                                                 2     3     4     5      6        7   8        7      8         9 10 11 12 13           34   45 56 67 78 89 9 10           62 73 84 95 106     11 128
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                                                                                                                                16 17 18 19 20 21 22                           21 22 23 24 25 26 27                      18
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                                                                                                                                           DECEMBER 2006                                   JANUARY 2008
CV-22 OSPREY
    BY STAFF SGT. MATTHEW HANNEN

                                                                                                                                   Bell XV-3 CONVERTIPLANE, 1955-68




 TORCH CALENDAR                                                                   WWW.AETC.AF.MIL | TORCH.MAGAZINE@RANDOLPH.AF.MIL

                                   SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
                                                                                                       2007
                                              JANUARY                     FEBRUARY
                                                                          FEBRUARY                      MARCH                          APRIL
                                      S M     T W T       F   S   S M     T W T        F   S   S M     T W T       F   S   S M        T W T                    F      S
                                          1   2   3   4   5   6                    1   2   3                   1   2   3   1   2      3       4        5       6      7
                                      7   8   9 10 11 12 13       4   5   6   7    8   9 10    4   5   6   7   8   9 10    8   9 10 11 12 13 14
                                     14 15 16 17 18 19 20         11 12 13 14 15 16 17         11 12 13 14 15 16 17        15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                                     21 22 23 24 25 26 27         18 19 20 21 22 23 24         18 19 20 21 22 23 24        22 23 24 25 26 27 28
                                     28 29 30 31                  25 26 27 28                  25 26 27 28 29 30 31        29 30


                                                MAY
                                                MAY                        JUNE                         JULY
                                                                                                        JULY                           AUGUST
                                                                                                                                       AUGUST
                                      S M     T W T       F   S   S M     T W T        F   S   S M     T W T       F   S   S M        T W T                    F      S
                                              1   2   3   4   5                        1   2   1   2   3   4   5   6   7                      1        2       3      4
                                      6   7   8   9 10 11 12      3   4   5   6    7   8   9   8   9 10 11 12 13 14        5   6      7       8        9 10 11
                                     13 14 15 16 17 18 19         10 11 12 13 14 15 16         15 16 17 18 19 20 21        12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                     20 21 22 23 24 25 26         17 18 19 20 21 22 23         22 23 24 25 26 27 28        19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                     27 28 29 30 31               24 25 26 27 28 29 30         29 30 31                    26 27 28 29 30 31


                                          SEPTEMBER                       OCTOBER                  NOVEMBER
                                                                                                   NOVEMBER                    DECEMBER
                                      S M T W T F             S   S M     T W T        F   S   S M T W T           F   S   S M T W T                           F      S
                                                              1       1   2   3    4   5   6                   1   2   3                                              1
                                      2   3   4   5   6   7   8   7   8   9 10 11 12 13        4   5   6   7   8   9 10    2   3      4       5        6       7      8
                                      9 10 11 12 13 14 15         14 15 16 17 18 19 20         11 12 13 14 15 16 17        9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                     16 17 18 19 20 21 22         21 22 23 24 25 26 27         18 19 20 21 22 23 24        16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                     23 24 25 26 27 28 29         28 29 30 31                  25 26 27 28 29 30           23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                     30                                                                                    30 31