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September 6. 2001 urviv Equipme By Airman 1st Class Nakita Carlisle 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs helping to ensure pilots' safe return n-jj- -jj-n and flight gear." Inspecting and maintaining the equipment is important, said Airman Parry. Another part of the job is to make sure the suits fit properly, said Airman pilots anti-Parry. The suits are altered to make them fit Fly ing an F--1 6 in training or in combat, pilots always need ways to survive situations that may befall them. With the help of the survival equipment shop, pilots are given the tools they need to come home safely. Part of the survival equipment shop's job is to inspect, repair, repack and maintain the survival equipment of the pilots, said Senior Air- G .J the pilots better, because not all pilots are built (0) the same. In this job a person has to think about w hat he or she is doing, said Airman Parry. They have to remember they are dealing w ith peoples lives. One of the positive aspects of this job is a person has the opportunity to directly save a pilots life in an ejection, said Sergeant Myers. The survival equipment shop are the men and women w ho make sure the pilots have the survival equipment they need. man Tiffany L. Parry, 388th survival equipment trainee. "We give the pilots a way to eject and get to the ground safely," said Staff Sgt. Michael E. Myers, 388th assistant NCOIC of survival equipments. "We maintain life support equipment such as parachutes, flotation gear 'I ..... ' Ii ..r . i V (Above Left) Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Harlow, survival equipment trainee, attaches a deployment yoke to a drouge parachute. (Above Right) Senior Airman Tiffany L. Parry, survival equipment trainee, modifies a pilot's anti-- suit to better fit the pilot. (Below) Harlow inspects a parachute to make sure there are no tears or damage. (Right Top) Staff Sgt. Michael E. Myers, assistant NCOIC of survival equipment, and Senior Airman Jeremy J. Brown survival equipment trainee, work together to make sure there are no mistakes that would Interfere with the parachutes performance. (Right) Parry repacks a pilot chute, which helps bring out the main parachute after a pilot ejects from an airplane. G P 3 v4 "f $ ; viJ J sjL Team Hill safety offices to offer free child safety By Maj. Kimberly Maloy 320th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs A small child ESKAN VILLAGE, Southwest Asia owes her life to two Eskan Village airmen who were exercising at Certified child safety seat inspectors from the 388th Fighter Wing and the 75th AirBase Wing will provide free safety seat inspections October 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Child Development Center. In the event of inclement weather, the inspection event will be held at the Base Fire Department. All members of Team Hill are invited to stop by for the inspection. The child safety seat inspection consists of: verification that seats have not been recalled, are not damaged, and are properly installed to provide the best protection for our children. For "more information contactMary Musgrave, 388th FW 777-- 5 ' -- local pool Aug. 23. steps in the shallow end of the pool. Their mother was swimming in the deep end of the pool and had her back to the children. ' "We were just swimming back and forth when the little girl fell off the stairs," Sergeant Rice said. "At first we thought she meant to, and she bobbed up and down a few times. Then she stayed at the bottom of the pool." It didn't take long for the pair to move into action. Sergeant Rice reached her first and lifted her out of the water. Lucky for her, a squeeze was all it took to push the water from her lungs and allow her to breathe. She was fine in minutes, they said. Airman Bodek, a trained first responder, was glad he did not have to use rescue breathing for the small vic- 192. iVZ a Staff Sgt. Mark Rice and Airman 1 st Class Derek Bodek have lived in the same villa since their arrival at Eskan in June. Their roommates usually join them for the nightly swim, but that day the others decided to skip the evening ritual. Sergeant Rice said they were swimming laps after 10 p.m. when they noticed several small children near the seat inspections safety, at exercising leads to Late-nig- ht AVI . tim. "We both swam over and he got there first. It looked like another second and she'd have been down," he said. Airman Bodek and Sergeant Rice said the little girl went to her mom and told her what happened after the accident.- "Her mom came up and she didn't - Hill Air A 'v life-savi- ng speak English but we knew she was really grateful," Sergeant Rice said. Sergeant Rice is a utility journeyman and Airman-Bode- k is a firefighter with rhe 320th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. Sergeant Rice said he has always enjoyed the Self Aid and Buddy Care classes all Air Force members are required to have, calling the classes fun. Both are stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Sergeant Rice has more than 19 years of military service. Airman Bodek has been in the Air Force for two years. They have been members of the Emerado Volunteer Fire Department near Grand Forks AFB and have had experiences in life saving. y Airman Bodek said last spring he and another firefighter were driving down the road and saw a man lying on the road. "He was cold, vomiting and unresponsive. I cleared the vomit from his airway and we called 911," he said. They provided care until the ambulance arrived. Sergeant Rice's experiences included helping his next-doneighbor. Her son came running out of the house saying his mom needed help. Rice went in and found the woman lying on the floor having an epileptic seizure. "I rolled her on her side and called 911," he said. He made sure she didn't hit anything that could cause her injury and waited for the ambulance to arrive. She recovered. Sergeant Bodek and Airman Rice both encourage all servicemembers to take the Self Aid and Buddy Care classes seriously. They consider themselves living proof the training can save a life. ( Courtesy ofACC News Service) off-dut- or Force Base Airman Against Drinking and Driving 586-223- 3 Call for a safe ride home. Air Force member is responsible for full reimbursement to AADD of cab fares incurred for OPY off-bas- e rescues. On base rescues are free.