By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON
As families are busy with final summertime activities and preparations for the new school year, we ask that you continue to make time for safety. Watch out for one another and manage risks during this busy time.
No matter your mode of transportation to get to school and other activities during this time of year, we ask you to slow down and practice safety measures at every turn.
Teach your children good habits by always buckling up and ensuring they do the same.
Demonstrate to them the proper way to cross a road and to be careful in parking lots.
If your child rides the bus, talk with them about proper and safe behavior while entering, exiting, and riding.
Please be involved with new drivers and remind them of the laws regarding school zones, bus stops, crosswalks, as well as common driving courtesies.
Take extra care to look out for children, not just in school zones but in playgrounds, parks and residential areas, as well.
By staying engaged and teaching precautionary measures, you can make all the difference.
We greatly value our families here on Fort Leonard Wood, because everyone is a critical part to our readiness and Team of Teams.
Share in the excitement of this new school year, but also remain watchful and devoted to risk mitigation. We hope you all enjoy the back-to-school season.
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.)