I'd like to wish you and your Families a happy, healthy and safe Independence Day.

The Soldiers and civilians of TRADOC and their Families understand the cost of freedom. Thank you for all you do for this command, for your fellow Soldiers and for our Army, and for our Nation every day.

This holiday weekend marks the beginning of the summer season with all of the many recreational activities, celebrations, vacations -- and the risks -- that those activities can involve.

Protect your family and friends as you enjoy these activities. Manage risk using the tools we've provided to you. Composite Risk Management works whether in planning training or planning recreation.

My wife, Deanie, joins me in wishing you a Happy Fourth of July!