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Personal OPSEC (Operational Security)

TSgt Sean Lofland, NCO Advisor, SWR-NM-001

Practicing good personal operations security “POPSEC” and using simple countermeasures will minimize the risks that come from using social media and help you protect your critical information. The first step in this process is to identify this critical information.

It's a Dry Heat

1st LT Keith Robinson, Safety Officer, CO-030

Avoiding heat related injuries is a primary concern during CAP activities during the hot summer months. The primary tool used to evaluate the risk of heat related injuries is the heat index.

Wingman Safety for Senior Members

1st Lt Olivia Higgins, Safety Officer - MD-008

Doing a daily self-check prior to an event is paramount. Using the ‘I’M SAFE’ checklist isn’t just for pilots, everyone needs to use it!

Hazardous Attitudes

Capt Bill Trussel, Safety Officer - DE-019

The FAA has long been concerned about the decision making skills of pilots and the adverse attitudes that can impede their ability to reach a good conclusion based on the situation they find themselves in.  The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge devotes Chapter 2 to this topic (PHAK Chapter 2 ( and the impact on aviation safety. 

Striking Airmanship

Maj Michael J. Banner, Safety Officer, FL-383

Potentially dangerous, airplane tail strikes are preventable. A tail strike is when the tail section of an airplane contacts the surface while taking off or landing. A tail strike associated with substantial downward momentum can cause the tail to forcefully contact the surface resulting in significant damage to the aft section of an airplane.

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