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STAND-TO! Edition: Friday, January 11 2013

Today's Focus:

ARNG's Stop the Loss Campaign

Senior Leaders are Saying

Readiness, both at the unit and individual Soldier level, is the coin of the realm for the ARNG (Army National Guard).

- Director of the Army National Guard Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr.

Army National Guard Strategic Imperatives (PDF)

What They're Saying

The Guard today can no longer be looked at as an operational reserve.

- Col. John O. Payne, commander, 77th Theater Aviation Brigade, Army National Guard

Army aviation's way ahead based on combat lessons learned

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

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

January 2013

Jan. 21: Martin Luther King's Birthday (NO STAND-TO!)

February

Black History Month- Visit website: African Americans in the U.S. Army

National Patient Recognition Month


Feb. 18: President's Day Holiday (NO STAND-TO!)

Feb. 20- 22- AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium & Exposition

Today's Focus

ARNG's Stop the Loss Campaign

What is it?

The Army National Guard (ARNG) Combined Stop the Loss Safety Campaign is designed to promote positive personal behavior patterns that reduce risk and enhance readiness through a holistic, partnership approach to stopping the loss of the Guard family.

Six partners are working together with the common Stop the Loss goal during fiscal year 2013 (FY13) to prevent fatalities and removal of Soldiers from formation. Partners include the Safety & Standardization Branch, Resilience and Risk Reduction, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, Behavioral Health, Health Promotion and the Chaplaincy.

What has the Army done?

As a result of the FY12 Safety and Standardization Conference, safety committees were formed to analyze incidents, accidents and fatalities. After analyzing regional trends and causes, behavioral modification was established as one of the primary goals of the Stop the Loss campaign. The ARNG campaign will serve to reinforce those practices that result in positive, risk mitigating efforts, according to LTC Win Burkett, prior Chief, ARNG Safety & Standardization Branch. The intent is to ensure that the campaign's principles will become engrained through standard operating procedure and daily business rather than simply a one-time effort

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Stop the Loss presentations and demonstrations will continue at safety briefings, conferences and town halls across the 54 states, territories and the district. Best practices and information will be shared among ARNG Safety Offices at the state, region and national level. Each partner has tailored metrics centered on its specific goals. For FY13, one of this fiscal year's goals is to strive to reduce indiscipline related fatalities by 10 percent through increasing personal accountability and encouraging sound judgment and decision making practices.

Why is this important to the Army?

Focusing on Soldier and family resiliency through the Stop the Loss campaign assists with Personnel Readiness which is ARNG G1's number one priority. While exemplifying the Army's core values, the campaign assists in promoting both Soldier and unit readiness. The campaign emphasizes: No Matter the Reason, Losing One Soldier is One Too Many!

Resources:

Army National Guard
ARNG G1 Personnel Gateway
Related article: Stop the Loss Safety Campaign aids ARNG personnel readiness
ARNG G-1: Leader's guide to resilience
ARNG G-1: ARNG Psychological Health Program
Executive Summary - FY13 Combined Safety Campaign (Stop the Loss)
Stop the Loss brochure (PDF)

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