Our Army is and always will be about Soldiers&hellipOur Soldiers are a special breed and are the essence of what makes us the best Army in the world. They are Warriors, not employees. They don't work 9 to 5, they Soldier 24/7. It's not about a paycheck it's about love of their country, their families, and each other. Every time we ask them to pack their duffel bags and move out, they do it with unquestionable courage and determination.
-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen Raymond T. Odierno, at the 2011 AUSA Eisenhower Luncheon
Chief of Staff of the Army 2011 AUSA Eisenhower Luncheon remarks
We're getting ready to fully hand over security to the Iraqis and transition to them while we leave the country. I think that's a really positive step and something that we need to make sure the world recognizes, because there are not too many forces around the world that do what we did and hand things back over to the parent nation with dignity and honor.
- Lt. Col. Michael McCurry, commander of the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, speaks about the U.S. preparation to draw down out of Iraq
Alaska aviators on the move in Iraq
2011-2012 Army Safe Fall/Winter Campaign
What is it?
The Army's annual Safe Fall/Winter Campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts among leaders, Soldiers, families and peers to help prevent fatalities and injuries during the fall and winter seasons.
What has the Army done?
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the 2011-2012 Safe Fall/Winter Campaign Sept. 1 to raise awareness of the increased hazards associated with fall and winter activities. Topical feature articles, posters and videos provide Soldiers, family members and civilians the information they need to manage risk and reduce accidental injuries and deaths. The campaign, which runs through March 31, 2012, emphasizes prevention and vigilance and is driven by a theme asking all audiences to Take 5 and make safe decisions wherever their adventures take them.
Campaign topics include tactical vehicle safety, hunting, skiing and snowboarding, cold weather injury, seat belts and emotional resilience, plus many more. The complete campaign is available online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website.
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. 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 produces two seasonal campaigns per year, Safe Spring/Summer and Safe Fall/Winter, to heighten Soldier, family and civilian awareness of the risks associated with on- and off-duty activities.
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
Related: STAND-TO! National Safety Month
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