By Terri Helus, U.S. Army Combat
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Army reinforces its commitment
to "Never Give Safety a Day Off" with the launch of the 101
Critical Days of Summer safety campaign.
This safety campaign emphasizes prevention and vigilance during
the summer season -- a time when Soldiers, their families and Army
civilians are at greater risk.
The Army experiences an increase in accidental fatalities
during the summer months.
The majority of these accidents occur off-duty -- most often
during outdoor activities.
"Families have a key role to play in safety.
We need to ensure family members are educated, aware and fully
involved in the risk management process," said Army Chief of
Staff, General George W. Casey Jr. "The 101 Critical Days of
Summer safety campaign provides awareness of potential hazards, and
empowers Soldiers, families and Army civilians with timely information
to ensure everyone's well-being during this especially high-risk
To achieve this mission, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety
Center will focus on a different aspect of summer safety each week,
using news releases, posters and public service announcements to help
educate and inform Soldiers, their family members and Army civilians.
Additionally, USACRC has developed an "Off-duty Safety
Awareness Presentation" to help identify potential off-duty
"The enemy 'risk' can be defeated, but it takes
teamwork," said USACRC Command Sergeant Major Tod Glidewell.
"That means Soldiers looking out for their battle buddies and
family members looking out for their Soldier, as well as each other.
This summer, stay alert and aware of the hazards particular to this
time of year."
For more information on the 101 Critical Days of Summer safety
campaign, visit the Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center
Web site https://crc.army.mil.