Health & Safety

June 7, 2012

ACC takes a stand on summer safety

Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez and Justin Oakes
Air Combat Command Public Affairs

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va — Air Combat Command experienced a tragic beginning to the 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign, which runs from May 25th through Sept. 4th. Two ACC Airmen lost their lives within the first two weeks of this year’s campaign, one from a motorcycle accident and another from a kayak accident. In addition, two more ACC Airmen came close to losing their lives June 5th during a motorcycle accident in South Carolina. In all cases, Airmen were not wearing personal protective equipment.

The command is using various resources to educate and inspire Airmen and their families to make wise choices when participating in any risky activity. One way of getting the safety message across is through the use of personal messages directly from ACC leadership.

“We will never eliminate all of the tragic things that happen in life. Even when we take all the necessary precautions tragic events may happen,” said Chief Master Sgt. Richard Parsons, ACC command chief. “The key to prevention and recovery from tragedy is knowing that you have made every effort to keep you and your family safe.”

Taking the necessary steps such as using PPE, acquiring necessary training and using situational awareness are just a few ways to prevent mishaps.

Along with personal messages from command leadership, various tips on seasonal activities like boating, kayaking and rock climbing are available through the ACC safety site http://www.acc.af.mil/library/accsafety.asp. There are even guides on grilling and camping for Airmen and their families to consult prior to engaging in these events.

Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of ACC, stressed the importance of safety at all times and all levels of leadership.

“Commanders and supervisors are doing what they can to execute safety programs and training, giving ACC Airmen all available tools to minimize risk, but they can’t be everywhere all the time,” said Hostage. “Through continued discipline and professionalism, we ensure that safety efforts carry on even when direct supervision isn’t around. Working together, we can make it happen!”




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