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STAND-TO! Edition: Wednesday, January 25 2012

Today's Focus:

Knowledge Magazine

Senior Leaders are Saying

We want to focus on individuals not meeting Army standards and retaining the best qualified folks. Our non-commissioned officers have made this the best Army ever. The NCO is a valued part of the Army &hellip with challenges come opportunities. If you are positive about this, there are some things we can do to make the Army better, even if it's a smaller Army.

-Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, speaks about Army challenges, following a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sergeants Major of the Army on Jan. 10-11 at the Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

'We have an incredible Army'

What They're Saying

The first thing I learned in the Army was never quit. It doesn't matter the situation. You never quit.

- Spc. Hedrick Porrata, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, credits the Army for drilling perseverance into him for clearing the medical boards to achieve his lifelong dream to become a doctor.

From Soldier to physician at Natick

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Today's Focus

Knowledge Magazine

What is it?

Knowledge is the official safety magazine of the U.S. Army, published monthly by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Developed in January 2007, Knowledge combines the information previously provided in separate aviation, ground and driving/off-duty safety publications into a consolidated magazine.

What has Army Safety done?

Each month, Knowledge provides a forum for Soldiers, Leaders and safety professionals to share their best practices and lessons learned through personally submitted articles. The goal of these articles is to assist leaders, Soldiers, civilians and family members in successfully mitigating the harmful effects of accidental risk.

The magazine's aviation safety articles target Army aviators, flight crews, and those Soldiers involved in air operations. Topics may include spatial disorientation, weather and environment, crew coordination, foreign object damage, aviation maintenance or night vision goggles. Ground safety articles are geared toward Soldiers serving in ground combat and support units. These articles provide vital information in all areas of Army operations, from tracked and wheeled vehicles to tactical parachuting, and from explosive ordnance disposal to the weapons range.

The driving and off-duty portions of the magazine include articles about privately owned vehicles and motorcycles, off-road recreation vehicles and personal watercraft, as well as a variety of seasonal issues. A number of these articles are aimed at family members, who serve as another line of defense in the effort to keep Soldiers safe.

What does Army Safety have planned for the future?

Since its inception, Knowledge has strived to preserve and protect the Army's combat resources through information sharing in hopes it will give readers the tools they need to do their jobs safely. To accomplish this goal, the magazine continues to evolve to meet the needs of readers. Recent changes include increasing the page count to accommodate more safety content, enlarging the size of the magazine's much-requested posters and creating advertisements to promote the USACR/Safety Center's numerous online tools. One new feature readers will be seeing more of in upcoming issues is the addition of quick response codes embedded throughout the magazine. When captured with a smartphone's QR code reader, these images take users to a related safety tool or campaign.

Why is this important to the Army?

Every member of the Army team leaders, Soldiers, civilians and family members is vital to safe and successful mission accomplishment. Soldiers killed or seriously injured in combat and off-duty accidents are out of the fight. Awareness of past accidents and emerging trends allows individuals to learn from the mistakes of others without having to suffer a needless loss in their formations. Knowledge is a tool to ensure the safety of the warriors who execute the Army's missions.

Resources:

U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center home page

Knowledge online

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