FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Feb. 28, 2017) - With warmer weather on the horizon, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center launches its Army Safety Spring/Summer campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs March 1 through September 5, emphasizes prevention and vigilance and its theme 'Ready … or Not?' is meant to challenge all audiences to make safe decisions wherever their plans take them.

"Spring and summer time offer the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the weather," said Lt. Col. Phillip Jenison, chief, USACRC ground division. "However, this is also a time when accidents and mishaps pose a greater risk to Soldiers and their Families."

To help leaders and safety professionals, the campaign features articles, posters and videos, themed on seasonal topics to augment existing safety programs. All products are easily downloadable and ready to use, in several types of format.

"Our hope is that Soldiers take a minute to think about risk … whether they're on or off duty," Jenison said. ""The application of an adaptive risk management process routinely combined with safety skills impacts readiness and everyone on the Army team should remain watchful of increased hazards associated with spring and summer and stay engaged through this high-risk period."