Honoring America’s workforce
Thursday, 31 August 2017
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

On the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day by honoring America’s workforce — the foundation of our nation’s economic strength and prosperity.

On Monday, we encourage you to enjoy your time off while relaxing with friends and Family as the summer comes to an end.

We also ask that you practice risk mitigation while watching out for one another over the holiday weekend.

Labor Day weekend is a popular time to travel and operate motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and personal watercrafts.

While fun, motorized vehicles and vessels can also be dangerous without exercising care and using proper personal protective equipment. Always remember to stay alert and aware of your surroundings while riding at your ability level.

Most importantly, buckle-up; properly maintain your vehicle, and never operate any motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.

Although the end of summer is near, it is still important to closely monitor our teammates for heat illness and injury.

Please take measures to protect yourself and others from the sun by wearing sunscreen and properly hydrating. Monitor weather conditions, and always have a plan if you intend to stay outside for an extended period. Remember to stay safe while having fun.

We appreciate our local and resilient workforce for their commitment and hard work, both on Fort Leonard Wood and in the surrounding community.

Each of you plays a vital role in the success of our mission and in making this area such a great place to live and work every day.

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, 13 September 2017 )