Dyess to conduct Operational Safety Review Day

Dyess to conduct Operational Safety Review Day

The Air Force will conduct an Operational Safety Review Day no later than May 21, 2018 to ensure proactive effort to guarantee safety of operations across the Air Force. On this day, all flying operations will be suspended to ensure Airmen are able to identify and report any safety hazards that may lead to future incidents. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Dyess Air Force Base will conduct an Operational Safety Review Day May 18 as a proactive effort to assess safety of operations across the Air Force.

"Dyess Air Force Base has a robust safety program, but it’s not just those who run the program who ensure operations run as they should. Every Airman is a safety officer," said Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander. "This is an important reminder that regardless of someone’s job or duty title, every person on this base has a responsibility to take safety seriously."

The review was directed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein. Wing commanders and operational and maintenance leaders will assess and discuss flying and maintenance operations, find room for improvements, and address potential gaps or seams that could lead to future accidents.

"This day is an opportunity to look at how we can enhance what we're already doing to ensure we have the right processes in place to catch something before it happens," said Colonel Parker. "We can always find ways to improve."

Commander-led forums will gather feedback from Airmen who execute the Air Force's flying and maintenance operations every day.  

“We cannot afford to lose a single Airman or weapons system due to a mishap that could have been prevented,” said General Goldfein in a recent Air Force news article. “Our men and women have volunteered to give their last full measure for America's security. My intent is to have commanders lead focused forums with their Airmen to help identify gaps and seams that exist or are developing, which could lead to future mishaps or unsafe conditions.”