Oceana flight line hotter than usual in extreme heat

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by Mike Gooding, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH - Temperatures this week will be in the 90s, making it tough for people who have to work outside.

 

On the flight line at NAS Oceana, squadron maintainers were at work around jet engines that spew hot exhaust fumes.

Leaders say they keep a close eye on them and make sure workers drink plenty of water and take a break in the shade when they can.

"The mission depends on our people doing their jobs and so we absolutely have to take care of our people first," says Capt. Bob Geis, Oceana's CO.

Water's close at hand with the "camelback," an insulated backpack that gives sailors quick access to water.

 

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