Annual Army Safe Spring/Summer Campaign

Monday, February 29, 2016

What is it?

The annual Army Safe Spring/Summer Campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts among leaders, Soldiers, Family members and civilians to help prevent fatalities and injuries during the spring and summer seasons.

What has the Army done?

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center launches the annual Army Safe Spring/Summer Campaign each March to raise awareness of the increased hazards associated with spring and summer activities. The campaign, which runs through September, emphasizes prevention and vigilance and is driven by a theme asking all audiences to make safe decisions wherever their adventures take them. Multimedia products including feature articles, posters and videos covering topics like boating and watercraft safety, heat injury prevention, Private Motor Vehicle safety and many more are available through the campaign website.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

Historically, spring and summer are the deadliest times of year for Army accidents. While rising temperatures and seasonal activities present persistent challenges for the Army team, proactive risk management will help mitigate the hazards and prevent needless loss.

Why is it important to the Army?

The USACRC produces two campaigns per year, Army Safe Spring/Summer and Army Safe Autumn/Winter, to heighten awareness of the unique seasonal risks associated with on- and off-duty activities.

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Events

February 2016

Black History Month: Visit African Americans in the U.S. Army (#BlackHistory or #AfricanAmericanHistory)

Heart Health Month: Visit MEDCOM (#HeartHealth and #HealthyHeart)

March 2016

Brain Injury Awareness Month (#BrainInjuryAwareness)

Women's History Month (#WomensHistory and #WomensHistoryMonth)

March 3: TRADOC State of NCO Development Town Hall (#talk2TRADOC)

March 25: National Medal of Honor Day (#MedalOfHonor)

(Note: Recommended hashtags for social media promotion provided in parenthesis.)

Quote for the Day

The future of the force requires consistent and reliable resourcing to make sure we stay well above the pace of our adversaries.

- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, outlines one of the three top Army priorities, with the other two being Soldiers and their families and readiness, while discussing quality of life issues with the lawmakers at the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies at the Capitol Hill, Feb. 26

SMA cites Soldier credentialing as Army priority

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