We want to extend our warmest wishes for each and every one of you to have a safe and happy holiday season. Please take time over the holiday to recharge your spirits and spend time with your family. During your time off, we ask that you pause for a moment and reflect upon the past year and remember those who have touched your life. Also, keep our deployed military members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

However you choose to celebrate the holiday season, we ask that you exercise safety and responsibility, as we know celebrations can be marred by tragedy when safety and appropriate risk assessments are not properly incorporated into every facet of your activities. POVs and motorcycles are the leading cause of accidental fatalities. Please inspect your vehicles and be sure you get plenty of rest before traveling. Buckle up, drive defensively and watch your speed. Also be aware of the weather forecast.

Leaders, we ask each of you to engage your Soldiers and civilians and talk with them about their plans. Let's make this holiday season accident free. Enjoy your time off and return to work refreshed. Thanks for all you do for our organization in support of our Soldiers and civilians deployed around the world.