Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

The campaign, which begins April 1 and runs through Sept. 30, encourages every member of the Army Family to stay aware and engaged.

With a "Take 5" theme, the campaign raises awareness of the increased hazards associated with spring and summer activities. Five minutes, five seconds -- or even shorter or longer -- with Take 5, Soldiers are asked to take the time to assess their situation and make the smart choice that could save a life.

"By choosing to take a moment, we are asking all Soldiers to take the time to think about their plans and how they can make safer choices," said Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. "By taking just a little time to think through their actions, Soldiers, their buddies, and their Family members can make better choices and stay safe in everything they do."

To help Leaders and safety professionals across the Army build and manage their spring and summer campaigns, the team at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center developed a website hosting feature articles, posters and videos focusing on more than 15 summer safety topics. View the 2012 Safe Spring/Summer Campaign at our website:

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