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97 AMW in Photos: Altus AFB Motorcycle Safety Course

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Students of the Basic Riders Course sit on their motorcycles at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. Members wishing to participate in the course on base must provide their own vehicle and gear for the class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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A student of the Basic Riders Course sits on his motorcycle at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. For teens starting at 14 and above to drive a motorcycle, they have to first take a motorcycle education course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Hubert Reed, a water and fuels system maintenance technician assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Michael Green, the vehicle fleet manager assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, lead introductions during the Basic Riders Course, at Altus Air Force Base Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. The Basic Riders Course and the Experienced Riders Course require riders to pass both a written and riding test in order to receive their motorcycle safety foundation certification card. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Participants of the Basic Riders Course, ride their motorcycles during their initial qualification, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. There are two types of courses: the Beginner Riders Course, which teaches the basics of motorcycle riding and the Experienced Riders Course, which serves as a refresher and to increase a rider's skill level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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A student of the Basic Riders Course makes a turn while performing the instructed route at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. Motorcycle education courses taught on base are managed by the wing safety office to ensure member safety on and off duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Hubert Reed, a water and fuels system maintenance technician assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, gets into position to demonstrate to the students of the Basic Riders Course the next actions they would perform at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. Reed has been an instructor of the course at the base since 1995 and has rode motorcycles a majority of his life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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A student of the Basic Riders Course stops next to the instructor, Michael Green, the vehicle fleet manager assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. After completing the initial course, members have one year to accomplish the Experienced Riders Course to ensure rider proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Michael Green, the vehicle fleet manager assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, gives the signals to stop to Hubert Reed, a water and fuels system maintenance technician assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, while demonstrating a portion of the course, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. Green has been a motorcycle safety instructor for eight years and instructed at three different bases around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Michael Green, the vehicle fleet manager assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, explains the route to the students of the Basic Riders Course, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 11, 2020. The goal of the class is to correct bad operating practices and improve riding confidence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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