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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, April 24 2012

Today's Focus:

Annual Army Safe Spring/Summer Campaign

Senior Leaders are Saying

[The Army Profession] is as old as the Army itself, and is built on certain core principles that have always set this Army apart from other militaries from across the planet and throughout history.

- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, speaking about the TRADOC- governed 'The Army Profession' campaign and led by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, which is designed to determine ways to identify and strengthen weaknesses in the profession, and to leverage its strengths.

McHugh: Important time for the TRADOC mission

What They're Saying

When units go to Afghanistan, they don't bring their B team, they bring the best their best equipment, smartest and the most well trained Army and leadership. I don't want to show up to a race and be average, I want to win. I need the right people and the right team. That is why I drive for the Army.

-Tony The Sarge Schumacher, seven-time world champion who drives the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster

Army Reserve unit honored at third annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

A Culture of Engagement


150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War


National Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month Related STAND-TO! Related website: SHARP

Month of the Military Child

April 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (Related STAND-TO!)


National Mental Health Month: Related website- Army Medicine Behavioral Health
National Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Women's Health Care Month: Related website- Healthy Women
National Military Appreciation Month
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Related website- Army Families

May 5 - 7: 5th Annual I. A.M. Strong Campaign Prevention Summit (Registration)

Today's Focus

Annual Army Safe Spring/Summer Campaign

What is it?

The Army's annual Safe Spring/Summer campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts - among leaders, Soldiers, families and peers - to help prevent fatalities and injuries during the spring and summer seasons.

What has the Army done?

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launches the annual Safe Spring/Summer Campaign on April 1, to raise awareness of the increased hazards associated with spring and summer 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 September 30, emphasizes prevention and vigilance and is driven by a theme asking all audiences to make safe decisions wherever their adventures take them.

Campaign topics include boating and watercraft safety, heat injury prevention, adverse weather, motorcycle safety awareness, DUI (Driving under the influence) and distracted driving, plus many more. The complete campaign is available online at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

Why is this important to the Army?

Rising temperatures and summer activities present persistent challenges for Soldiers and civilians operating in theater and at home. The Army team must remain mindful of the increased hazards associated with spring and summer and stay engaged throughout this high-risk period.

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

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