By Staff Sgt. Gaelen LowersMay 29, 2014
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (May 29, 2014) -- The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone May 29, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.
Eighth TSC units are based at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and 8th TSC Soldiers and families are active members throughout the Oahu community.
The unit's commander, Maj. Gen. Steve Lyons, applauded the achievement as he officially changed the safety sign in front of the unit's headquarters to 1,000 days.
He attributed the record to 8th TSC Soldiers' commitment to training, risk mitigation, strong leadership and emphasis on protecting the force at all levels, at all times.
The record reflects the number of consecutive days without an accident-related death, both on and off duty, and covers a time period when elements of the TSC trained, operated, and partnered with other services and other nations in Hawaii, Afghanistan, and throughout the Pacific theater.
"Our goal is to sustain no fatalities for another 1,000 days," said Lyons. "Attaining this goal requires comprehensive safety measures that address specific risks. I personally challenge each and every member of the 8th TSC family to take the time to 'think safety' in all planned activities and how to mitigate risks."
Eighth TSC is the senior Army logistics command in the Pacific region, responsible for logistics and supply for land operations throughout the theater, employing 167 different skill sets, with 35 unique capabilities, to include military police, quartermaster, transportation, explosive ordnance disposal, Army watercraft, dive and engineers.