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375th AMW Airmen prove their dedication to safety during 2017

Due to their 2017 accomplishments, multiple Airmen within the wing received an array of safety recognitions.

At the MAJCOM level, Staff Sgt. Taunee Tibbs, Detachment 4, earned the 2017 Air Mobility Command “Well Done” Award winner and Scott AFB Occupational Safety Representative of the Year.

The 375th Communications Support Squadron won the Summer Safety Challenge. The purpose of the Summer Safety Challenge is to promote safety during the most historically dangerous time of the year.

Tibbs was recognized by both AMC and Scott AFB for her efforts in revamping the Det 4 safety program as the additional duty unit safety representative for 37 cadre members and 250 students assigned to her unit. She led the unit through two successful inspections, established two best practices utilized by four geographically separated units in the 375th Air Mobility Wing, and identified a problematic electrical outlet and immediately rectified it, safeguarding $289,000 of medical equipment.

At the wing level, multiple Airmen were recognized.

Staff Sgt. Kimberly Mathias, 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earned the Additional Duty Weapons Safety Representative of the Year.

Mathias manages the top weapons safety program among 32 additional duty weapons safety representatives in the wing. With a wealth of knowledge and meticulous effort, Mathias managed her weapons safety program for six years running with zero deficiencies to date. Mathias was recognized for her outstanding program and coined by AMC Safety during the October’s Unit Effectiveness Inspection in 2017.

Maj. George Fahrenbruck, 457th Airlift Squadron, and 1st Lt. Riley Snowden, 458th Airlift Squadron, won the Scott AFB Flight Safety Aircrew of the Year.

Fahrenbruck and Snowden, a mixed crew from two separate squadrons, demonstrated impeccable checklist discipline and crew resource management during a VIP transport mission when they encountered catastrophic engine failure.

Staff Sgt. Kimberly Mathias, 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earned the Additional Duty Weapons Safety Representative of the Year. Mathias manages the top weapons safety program among 32 additional duty weapons safety representatives in the wing.

The flight related decisions made by the crew in conjunction with their ability to coordinate with multiple agencies speaks volumes to their training and professionalism.

The 375th Communications Support Squadron won the Summer Safety Challenge. The purpose of the Summer Safety Challenge is to promote safety during the most historically dangerous time of the year.

The 375th CSPTS promoted a positive safety culture by having the highest participation rate in multiple activities of the challenge, to include providing safety briefs, creating posters, promoting use of risk assessments, and foreign object debris walk participation.

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