Spring break: Not a break from safety
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

As spring approaches this year, we are all looking forward to warm temperatures and potential time away from work with loved ones during spring break or weekends.

We encourage you to make safety your top priority while traveling or enjoying the  outdoors.

Although winter weather conditions will diminish, continue to prepare for unexpected weather, such as thunderstorms, strong winds or tornados. 

Have an emergency plan with your battle buddies or Family members, and become familiar with designated shelters along your daily route. 

Plan ahead by checking forecasts and road conditions, and be prepared with emergency kits before traveling. Continue to conduct regular vehicle inspections, and always wear your seat belt and ensure that all in your care do the same.

For those planning to celebrate or be out for St. Patrick’s Day events, be safe and designate a sober driver, or have and follow a firm plan for a safe way home before you begin the festivities. 

Use good judgment while partaking in water-related activities. Ensure that you remain aware of your surroundings; designate a sober operator, and have the proper safety equipment. 

Finally, if you plan to operate a motorcycle, you must have successfully completed the training requirements outlined in AR 385-10.

Be safe and continue to make good choices as you enjoy time with Family and friends. Each of you plays a vital role in the success of our mission here in the heart of America, and we want you to return to duty safely. 

We are proud to serve with you. 

Victory starts here — victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 March 2017 )