2010 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"Strategic Alliance 2015 will enable the South Korean and U.S. forces to successfully confront future security challenges and set the conditions for lasting peace in the Korean peninsula and the region…(South Korea and the United States) are more strongly united than ever before to deter North Korean provocations and aggression, and to defeat them if necessary."
- Gen. Walter L. "Skip" Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, highlighting the new Strategic Alliance 2015 agreement to the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month.
Anti-sub exercises send deterrence message to North Korea
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"We live in do'ville and not think'ville. We do stuff, and that is what our leaders expect of us. General Petraeus expects me to think, but he knows I'm from do'ville. Sergeant majors do stuff."
- U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, International Security Assistance Force, speaks to the students of the Afghan National Army's (ANA) Sergeant Major's Academy, during his first visit there along with the Sergeant Major of the ANA, in an expansion of their partnership.
ISAF senior enlisted visits Afghan Sergeant Major Academy
2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
Suicide Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month
Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 30: End of fiscal year 2010
Energy Awareness Month
Disability Employment Awareness Month
Depression Education & Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct. 6: Medal of Honor White House ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert Miller
Oct. 7: Medal of Honor Pentagon ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert Miller
Oct. 25-27: AUSA annual meeting
2010 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign
What is it?
The Army's annual Fall/Winter Safety Campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts-between leaders, Soldiers, families and peers-to help prevent off-duty fatalities during the fall and winter seasons.
What has the Army done?
On Aug. 27, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the 2010 Fall/Winter Safety Campaign to raise awareness of the increased hazards associated with fall and winter activities and provide Soldiers, family members and civilians the information they need to manage risk and reduce accidental injuries and deaths.
This year's campaign, which runs through March 31, emphasizes prevention and vigilance and is driven by a theme reminding all audiences that wherever their adventures take them, fall and winter are "no time to chill" when it comes to safety.
The campaign offers information on hunting, skiing and snowboarding, cold weather injury and privately owned vehicle and Army motor vehicle operations, plus many additional topics. Supporting products include posters, videos and feature articles for use by leaders and safety officers in meeting their unit's unique needs. The complete campaign is available online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Home Page.
Why is this important to the Army?
Cooler temperatures and winter weather present persistent challenges for Soldiers and civilians operating in theater and at home, including driving in adverse conditions and increased personal risk when working outdoors. The Army team must remain watchful of the increased hazards associated with fall and winter activities and stay engaged throughout this high-risk season.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?
The USACR/Safety Center will continue producing annual seasonal safety campaigns to heighten Soldier awareness of the risks associated with on- and off-duty activities.
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Home Page
ABOUT THE ARMY
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- Fort Hood may break record for suicides this year (Houston Chronicle)
- One less skill for Soldiers to master at boot camp: bayonet training (Christian Science Monitor)
- Fort Leavenworth opens new prison (Kansas City)
- Doctor sues Army, alleges bias in hiring (Fayetteville Observer)
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- Petraeus fights time, enemy in Afghanistan (Washington Post)
- Pakistan threatens to stop protecting NATO supply lines (Washington Post)
- U.S.-led forces, Pakistan discuss cross-border attack (Yahoo)
- U.S. intensifies drone strikes in Pakistan (Los Angeles Times)
- Claims by Shiite militia brings worries about Iran's hand in Iraq (Los Angeles Times)
- Finance unit to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn (The U.S. Army)
- Pentagon urging troops to get absentee ballots (Washington Post)
- Pentagon officials: Spending is bloated (Washington Post)
- Support groups, family give many military couples a way to cope (Fayetteville Observer)
- CID, Consumer Product Safety begin tests at Fort Bragg homes (Fayetteville Observer)
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- Al-Qaeda terror plot targeting Europe uncovered (BBC)
- Britain suffered defeat in Iraq, says U.S. general (BBC)
- Iron Man-style power suits 'will be in war zones in five years' (London Daily Telegraph)
- Taliban contacts still at embryonic stage: NATO envoy (Reuters Canada)
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