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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, August 28 2012

Today's Focus:

Army Safe Autumn/Know the Signs Campaign

Senior Leaders are Saying

Today, as we did sixty years ago, we are still standing up, shoulder to shoulder with the Korean citizens, ready and prepared to support and defend democracy in Korea.

- Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, commanding general of the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico, at the exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which is one of the two major annual combined events designed to improve the alliance's capability to defend South Korea.

Reserve Soldiers from Puerto Rico continue legacy of service in Korea

What They're Saying

Never give up, no matter who says you can't do it. If you want it, if this is your dream, go for it.

- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laura Tanski, one of just four Apache pilots in her battalion and one of less than 20 female helicopter pilots who call the 1st CAB home.

Apache pilot breaks bonds of earth

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

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

August

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

September

National Preparedness Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Suicide Prevention Month

Sept. 11: Patriots Day

Sept. 16: POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sept. 25: Army.mil: Gold Star Mothers Day

Today's Focus

Army Safe Autumn/Know the Signs Campaign

What is it?

The Army Safe Autumn Campaign is the first installment of the Army's new year-round safety awareness effort. Launching Sept. 4, the campaign's multimedia products will focus on topics relevant to the hazards of autumn and early winter. A new mini-campaign themed and timed to the change in seasons will be released every three to four months thereafter.

What has Army Safety done?

Traditionally, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has released two seasonal safety campaigns per year, one at the beginning and one at the midpoint of the fiscal year. The new format of four installments per year, each falling under the umbrella of the larger campaign, is designed to better address the needs of leaders, safety professionals and Soldiers in the field. Each season presents its own unique risks, a fact that merits the production of an individualized campaign tailored to the season at hand.

The Army Safe Autumn Campaign will also serve as the introduction of Know the Signs (KTS), the Army's newest safety awareness theme. Targeted at individual accountability, KTS encourages leaders and Soldiers to Know the signs. Know what's right. Do what's right. With a majority of off-duty Army accidents currently attributed to indiscipline, this focus reminds Soldiers of the importance of meeting set standards 24/7, whether at home or on the road for a ride with friends. Someone always knows when a Soldier is at risk, and KTS empowers his or her leaders and buddies to make the decision to intervene before tragedy strikes.

What does Army Safety have planned for the future?

The new seasonal format and KTS campaign are scheduled to run through fiscal 2014. For a complete schedule of seasonal releases, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

Why is this important to the Army?

Seasons change, but risk doesn't keep a calendar - it's ever-present in Army life. By making leaders and Soldiers aware of the risks, our Army maintains its people, our most powerful resource.

Resources:

U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

Know the Signs

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