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101 Critical Days of Summer update

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Through week nine of the 2007 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, the Air Force has had 12 fatal incidents. Although one fatality is to many, the Air Force is having its best year out of the last three years as far as safety is concerned. By this time in 2006, there had been 13 fatalities and in 2005 there had been 26.

Hill Air Force Base is also doing better than it has the in past in regard to non-fatal mishaps. So far this year there have been nine reportable mishaps compared to 20 at this time last year.

The one area the Air Force needs to improve in, however, is the number of Airmen who have been killed off-duty with alcohol in their systems. With five weeks to go in the 2007 campaign, there have already been three casualties compared to two during the 101 Critical Days in 2006 and three in 2005.

While the Air Force is doing better in the campaign this year, it isn't doing as well for fiscal year 2007. During 2006, the Air Force lost 10 Airmen to on-duty incidents and 47 to off-duty incidents. So far this year, the Air Force has already lost five Airmen on-duty and 38 off-duty with two months to go before this fiscal year is closed out.

For more information on the 101 Critical Days of Summer, call the Ogden Air Logistics Center Safety Office at 777-3333.

(All information provided by the OO-ALC Safety Office.)