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Motor vehicle inspections help keep Airmen safe

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, hands a vehicle inspection checklist to a motorist at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  The base's safety office performed free safety checks on vehicles in which they looked at tire pressure, fluids and the lights to ensure they were in proper working condition.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, hands a vehicle inspection checklist to a motorist at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. The base's safety office performed free safety checks on vehicles in which they looked at tire pressure, fluids and the lights to ensure they were in proper working condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Checking the tire pressure, Tech. Sgt. Hyrum Lowder, a 30th Space Wing NCO in charge of ground safety, finishes his vehicle inspection at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  The 30th Space Wing Safety Office performed free vehicle inspections for Team V to help assess potential risks for motorists.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Checking the tire pressure, Tech. Sgt. Hyrum Lowder, a 30th Space Wing NCO in charge of ground safety, finishes his vehicle inspection at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. The 30th Space Wing Safety Office performed free vehicle inspections for Team V to help assess potential risks for motorists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, checks the tire pressure at the base's gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  The safety office conducted a free preliminary safety check to educate Team V members about vehicle safety.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, checks the tire pressure at the base's gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. The safety office conducted a free preliminary safety check to educate Team V members about vehicle safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Checking the tire pressure, Tech. Sgt. Hyrum Lowder, a 30th Space Wing NCO in charge of ground safety, finishes his vehicle inspection at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  The 30th Space Wing Safety Office performed free vehicle inspections for Team V to help assess potential risks for motorists.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Checking the tire pressure, Tech. Sgt. Hyrum Lowder, a 30th Space Wing NCO in charge of ground safety, finishes his vehicle inspection at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. The 30th Space Wing Safety Office performed free vehicle inspections for Team V to help assess potential risks for motorists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, inspects a windshield wiper at the base gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  Several Air Force Space Command bases have been conducting similar events after an Airman was killed in an automobile that, after inspection, was reported to have been unsuitable for the road. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Ferguson, a 30th Space Wing occupational safety and health specialist, inspects a windshield wiper at the base gas station here Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Several Air Force Space Command bases have been conducting similar events after an Airman was killed in an automobile that, after inspection, was reported to have been unsuitable for the road. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)