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Postby bedbug on Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:46 pm

When I was in AF back in 1966 Their was ash trays on the tables at morning briefing, and most crews had several smokers.

What is the smoking policy now days at meetings and at control centers.
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Re: smoking

Postby keskiyo on Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:36 am

Pretty much every building in the Air Force (MAFs included) has a designated smoking area located away from the building itself.

As for the capsules... in four years, I think I ran across about 5 people that I know of who smoked, and most of them did it pretty rarely. (Just as well - with the air recirculation rates down there, I imagine that'd get nasty really quick.)
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Re: smoking

Postby MajorG1000 on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:38 am

Many of us (myself included) smoked in the 80s. I remember being able to smoke on alert in the capsule, and in vehicles. I don't remember any particular problem or complaints about the air regeneration or "foul air" from smokers I know we didn't smoke in the MPTs, but I really don't remember smoking in the Wing Building. While I was at Ellsworth, they came up with "Designated Smoking Areas" indoors, but that soon gave way to no smoking in any buildings, and finally no smoking within 50 feet of any building by the time I got out. In all the time I smoked (some 30 years), I never smoked more than a half a pack a day. Now I can't believe I ever had that filthy habit.
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Re: smoking

Postby silo warrior on Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:13 pm

If it had not been for smoking and coffee while on alert I think I would have gone crazy. We could smoke in MPT on training rides but don't think we could during a DOV check ride or IG or 3901st ride. I had a couple of MCCCs that would not let you smoke in the crew vehicle. I had one MFT that always brought two cartons of cigarettes out on each alert. He said if the balloon went up he was going to be prepared and if there was a day after he would use them as trading material !!!

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Re: smoking

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:14 am

I remember getting to the 351st DOV office after lunch and seeing smoke in the top half. Then we started selecting non-smokers and the air cleared up. Nobody smoked at 15AF/DOM when I was there, but Minot had steam heat and if anyone was smoking (and the maintainers were), it was unavoidable. I hung my uniform in a plastic bag with mothballs the first night, and into the wash after day 2.
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