By John Seman Special to GUIDONIn our continuing support of promoting Antiterrorism month, I would like to concentrate on AT awareness for the entire family. Twice a month I conduct an AT level 1 brief for those who have recently been hired in the GS/NAF system here at Fort Leonard Wood. The majority of the people I speak with are retired military with the rest being family members and … [Read more...] about Antiterrorism Awareness is for the entire family
By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDONWith school starting, the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Prevention staff wants to remind parents on some important fire safety issues to keep everyone safe.Many families may still be in summer vacation mode, with eating, playing and sleeping. As parents, we try to get the kids geared up to focus on studies. So the FLW Fire Prevention staff wants to assist … [Read more...] about Fire safety: Back to school
By Lee Porterfield Special to GUIDONAugust 2019 marks the 10th annual observance of Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month.The purpose of Antiterrorism Awareness Month is to instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance and to prevent and protect Army-critical resources from acts of terrorism.Force Protection is a much broader approach to recognizing and acknowledging the wide … [Read more...] about August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month
By Centers for Disease Control Special to GUIDONWhen used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.Use Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellents with one of the active ingredients below.— DEET— Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and icaridin outside the US)— IR3535—Oil of lemon … [Read more...] about Protecting against mosquitoes
By Pamela Doty Special to GUIDONAccording to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and a leading contributor in boating accidents.I know from my experience in tracking water-related fatalities nationwide that alcohol is also involved in many swimming deaths. What you may not know are some of the specific reasons … [Read more...] about Alcohol and water don’t mix
By Humane Society of Southwest Missouri Special to GUIDONWhile there are many ways to prevent tick infestation, it is impossible to completely protect your dog from ticks.Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient and any dog that spends any amount of time outside runs the risk of getting ticks.Thankfully, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become … [Read more...] about Humane Society: check the dog for ticks
By Susan Lawson Special to GUIDONThis week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.In 1923, the U.S. National Flag Code was created and distributed nationwide. The code became Public Law in 1942 and became the U.S. Flag Code we know today. The U.S. … [Read more...] about Commentary: Old Glory deserves to be displayed the right way
By Humane Society of Missouri Special to GUIDONIndependence Day celebrations would not be the same without the scorching sun and fireworks lighting up the night sky.For pets, however, heat and sudden loud noises can be more harmful and frightening than fun.The Humane Society of Missouri encourages pet parents to keep their furry friends’ safety in mind as they celebrate the stars … [Read more...] about Protecting your pets while celebrating the Fourth of July
By Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Stone Special to GUIDONThere are many things in the desert that can hurt you. Having a battle buddy can help mitigate those risks.I often thought adults should be responsible for themselves and didn’t need another Soldier with them at all times to make sure they’re behaving. As my time in the Army has progressed, my thinking changed. The following … [Read more...] about Mitigating risks and wildlife hazards with battle buddies
Special to GUIDONExtreme heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a period of two to three days of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed, and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.Extreme heat … [Read more...] about Preparing for extreme summer heat
“My favorite period of Army history is the Civil War. I have a Master’s degree in American History with an emphasis on the Civil War. Today, I get to take noncommissioned officers and officers to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Staff Rides, so I get to use a Civil War battlefield as an outdoor classroom for today’s Soldiers.”“The Mexican ‘Punitive’ Expedition, 1916 to 1917 after Pancho … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is your favorite period of Army history and why?
By Missouri Department of Transportation Special to GUIDONWhether driving a vehicle, walking or biking, keep your head up and be alert — you don’t want to miss what matters.The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is announcing a week-long campaign Monday through June 16 focusing on pedestrian safety.The campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers, educating both about … [Read more...] about MoDOT: Don’t miss what matters
“I would say working with the kids and being able to help them with the things they have weaknesses in, and in being able to compliment them and encourage them on the things they have strengths in, whether it’s sports or arts and crafts.The best part is the mentoring program we have here.”“We get to go actually have fun with the kids and watch them grow.We have kids that start in 6th … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is the best part about working with Child and Youth Services?