2009 Safe Summer Campaign
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"It was the most intense two and a half hours I have ever spent, even from being in a combat zone. It was an experience I will never forget."
- Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, on reviewing his first briefing of suicide cases.
Army leaders struggle to understand record suicides
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
- Early Bird News Site
- Information Papers with "2009 Army Posture Statement"
- Stories of Valor
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- 2009 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2009 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
May 25 - July 4: Season of Remembrance
- National Safety Month
June 13 - July 8: 90th Anniversary Transcontinental Motor Convoy trip from D.C. to San Francisco
June 25: Korean War
June 21- 27: U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition
July 4: Independence Day
2009 Commemorations :
Year of the NCO
Year of the Military Family
100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS
- Man killed in D.C. Metro crash ordered jets above Capitol on 9/11 (HLM)
- Impact of deployments on children (SBz)
- U.S. Army takes steps in H1N1 (Swine Flu) prevention (TT)
- Memoirs of a Capitol Hill NCO (YNCO)
- Army denies journo Iraq embed, for critical reporting (DR)
What is it?
On May 4, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the 2009 Safe Summer campaign to raise awareness of the increased hazards associated with summertime, off-duty activities and to provide Soldiers, Army civilians and their family members the information they need to manage risk and reduce the chance of being injured or killed in an accident.
The campaign runs from May through to September and emphasizes prevention and vigilance during the summer season and strives to ensure Soldiers, family members and civilians are aware of the hazards and risks involved when participating in the summer fun.
The campaign offers information on everything from grilling and food preparation, to water-related activities and ATV/dirt bike safety. Products supporting the Safe Summer campaign include: posters, videos and articles on topics affecting our Soldiers' safety.
What has the Army done?
Over the past three years, the USACR/Safety Center has initiated a summer safety campaign in an effort to heightened Soldiers awareness of the risk associated with their off-duty, summer activities.
The summer campaign also provides leaders and safety professionals with the tools and resources they need to educate their force and ultimately drive down losses in their formations.
Why is this important to the Army?
Summer is the time of year that the Army typically experiences and increase in off-duty accidental fatalities. Summertime presents numerous challenges for keeping Soldiers and civilians in our charge safe. Everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors and maximize their pleasure with friends and family. We must remain watchful of the increased hazards associated with off-duty outdoor activities and remain engaged throughout this high-risk summer season. We need everyone to do their part to protect our "band of brothers and sisters."
Videos, posters, feature articles and news releases on relevant summer safety related topics/areas of focus at as well as links to additional resources can be found on the USACR/Safety Center's Web site
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