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15 Jan 2014 Knowledge Newsletter

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15 Jan 2014 Knowledge Newsletter

  1. 1. Depending on where you live, the winter months can range from a minor drop in daytime highs to five feet of snow and temperatures in the single digits. As a result, preparing to ride a motorcycle during the winter can be as simple as throwing on an extra base layer of clothing or as difficult as negotiating ice on the roadway. Here are some tips to keep you safe while riding during the winter season. On the home front, a Soldier’s “battle buddy” is often his or her family. Engaged families can make a huge difference in the safety of our Soldiers off-duty. Learn the safety culture and climate within your organization with the Army Readiness Assessment Program. I had just assumed command of my company and was eager to gauge my unit’s range safety program. Unfortunately, my predecessor couldn’t execute a thorough handoff with me before I took over, so I had a lot to learn about my new Soldiers. I’d never flown behind a CH-47, but I knew how much rotor wash they were capable of creating. Therefore, I was going to give them more than enough room since the LZ was so large. What I wasn’t ready for was the amount of dust that was kicked up. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. The Know the Signs campaign is designed to heighten awareness of risk factors and provide leaders and Soldiers the tools they need to address safety issues in their unit or peer group. The signs are all around. It’s up to you to recognize and act on them.

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