INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --
“Safety week gives units the opportunity to display our commitment and ensures the safest workplace possible,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Huntamer, 39th Air Base Wing occupational safety specialist. “It strengthens interrelations and fosters trust in leadership.”
During this week, the 39th ABW Safety Office partnered with different units on base to help members gain useful knowledge, practices and recognize innovative Airmen who initiated different safety programs around base.
To help Airmen better understand various methods that can keep their workplace and themselves safe, the Safety office went to each squadron and helped them identify potential hazards and respond with the safety procedures they developed.
One of those stops was at the 39th Communication Squadron.
‘’It’s all about the why,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rodney Mays, 39th Communications Squadron plans integration NCOIC. “Safety is not just about me; it’s about your wingmen, your family and the people next to you.”
Both Mays and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zach Friedrichsen, 39th Comm Squadron cyber operations technician, went through sections in their squadron to brief the importance of safety and to also see what knowledge their fellow members already had.
In addition to looking at the workplace safety programs, members of the 39th ABW Safety Office highlighted members who encourage safety outside of the workplace.
One of those highlighted individuals was U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Hohlt, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aerospace maintenance craftsman. Hohlt lead the Scooter Safety Course to help U.S. Airmen become more proficient riders as this is one of the main means of transportation.
This goes to show how people at Incirlik Air Base take care of each other and themselves, whether it is in the workplace or riding scooters we keep each other “Safe and Sound.”