• Spc. Daniel Logrosso, of Springfield, Ill., a member of the 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, assists a stranded motorist, Feb. 1. By direction of Gov. Pat Quinn, approximately 500 Illinois National Guardmembers were called to state active duty to assist with the weather emergency.

    Army Safe Winter Campaign

    Spc. Daniel Logrosso, of Springfield, Ill., a member of the 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, assists a stranded motorist, Feb. 1. By direction of Gov. Pat Quinn, approximately 500 Illinois National Guardmembers were called to state active duty...

  • Soldiers with Joint Task Force 71 check essential equipment left outside, place snow-chains on their tires and clear the windshields of ice after a winter storm in Fort Worth, Feb. 1. JTF 71, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is in the area to support civil authorities during the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 45. Prior to departing for this mission, the units developed strategies to ensure their equipment is ready to deploy in spite of inclement weather.

    Army Safe Winter Campaign

    Soldiers with Joint Task Force 71 check essential equipment left outside, place snow-chains on their tires and clear the windshields of ice after a winter storm in Fort Worth, Feb. 1. JTF 71, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is in the area to support...

  • U.S. airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard walk across the ramp at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., during a winter storm Feb. 8, 2013.

    Army Safe Winter Campaign

    U.S. airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard walk across the ramp at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., during a winter storm Feb. 8, 2013.

  • Civilian workers and soldiers stroll through a heavy snowstorm as it blankets the walkway along Disney Drive the evening of Jan. 23.

    Army Safe Winter Campaign

    Civilian workers and soldiers stroll through a heavy snowstorm as it blankets the walkway along Disney Drive the evening of Jan. 23.

Cooler temperatures and winter weather present persistent challenges for Soldiers and civilians operating in theater and at home. The Army team must remain aware of the hazards and stay engaged throughout this high-risk season.

The annual Army Safe Winter Campaign, part of the Know the Signs safety communication initiative, promotes awareness and individual responsibility among leaders, Soldiers, family members and civilian employees to help prevent fatalities and injuries during the winter months.

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the Army Safe Winter Campaign on Dec. 2 in order to highlight hazards that are unique to cold weather activities. The campaign runs through Feb. 28, 2014 and emphasizes prevention and vigilance and is driven by a theme asking all audiences to make safe decisions wherever their adventures take them.

Topics include privately owned weapons, home safety, cold weather injury prevention, physical training, winter driving and winter sports/recreation. The complete campaign is available online.

The Know the Signs safety communication initiative includes four separate seasonal campaigns designed to encourage year-round risk management and assist unit and organization leaders, safety officers and NCOs in executing their safety programs. Campaign content, which sometimes includes non-seasonal items, will continue to heighten Soldier, family and civilian awareness of the risks associated with on- and off-duty activities.

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