This holiday commemorates the spirit of exploration and is the first weekend of the fall season. Typically this time of year is accompanied by cooler temperatures and daylight hours become shorter. These changes should heighten everyone's awareness as they make travel plans. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many Korean cultural activities and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

This holiday commemorates the spirit of exploration and is the first weekend of the fall season. Typically this time of year is accompanied by cooler temperatures and daylight hours become shorter. These changes should heighten everyone's awareness as they make travel plans. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many Korean cultural activities and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

If traveling long distances with family or friends, get plenty of rest and plan adequate rest stops during your trips. If you walk or ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or other personal transportation device, ensure you are utilizing all required safety equipment and it is in good working order. Wear reflective clothing after dark to alert others of your presence and give drivers more time to react.

Every member of the 8A family is a precious resource without whom our mission could not be accomplished. We challenge each of you to place safety at the top of your holiday plans and make the "right" decision in whatever you do.

Pacific Victors!

MICHAEL A. BILLS
Lieutenant General, USA
Commanding

RICHARD E. MERITT
CSM, USA
Command Sergeant Major