Accession Number:

ADA513193

Title:

Opening Remarks

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SAFETY CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

General Mueller, thank you for joining us on this important occasion, and I look forward to working with you on future occasions involving ammunition and other issues. I invite you to visit us at the Air Force Safety Center during this visit or at some time in the future. Im convinced that our services can benefit from such an exchange. Thank you Colonel Wright. Its a real pleasure to have the opportunity to speak about explosives safety here at the DDESB Safety Seminar and to also talk about how the Air Force has prepared to move into the twenty-first century. Looking back to my early years as an Air Force fighter pilot, explosives safety was not always on the forefront of my mind instead, I was more concerned with flying missions and delivering munitions on target. As long as the munitions were loaded properly and functioned as designed, all was right in my explosives related world. However, in my current capacity as the Air Force Chief of Safety, explosives safety has taken on a whole new meaning for me. Im now concerned with safety in all aspects of the munitions we use -- from design to storage, transportation, and day-to-day handling of these assets in addition to the actual delivery on target. And of course in todays environment we must be equally involved in recovery and disposal of these assets in order to protect the environment and to insure that use of our land is protected for generations to come.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE