Salutes & Awards

April 26, 2013

Fort wins award for safety culture

Streamer-Award-1_2013.4
Fort Huachuca excelled in safety for fiscal year 2013, or FY 2013, earning the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award. It recognizes the efforts and dedication put forth by the Garrison to create a positive safety culture.

“[The U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award] means a lot because it shows that the organization is doing what it’s supposed to be doing. It’s a requirement for us to be safe, so we’re doing that and getting recognized for it from our higher headquarters [Installation Management Command],” Daniel Orta, installation safety director, explained.

The award documents multiple safety achievements. These include 12 months without experiencing a Class A or Class B accident and 100 percent completion of Composite Risk Management training for U.S. Army Garrison Soldiers and employees. In addition, Fort Huachuca completed the Army Readiness Assessment Program for FY 2013 and two installation level Safety Stand Down Days for FY 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Another achievement involved development of Collateral Duty Safety Officer and Additional Duty Safety Officer programs which provide tools to improve hazard identification and safety culture.

According to Orta, these accomplishments reflect greatly upon the safety office.

“It shows that your organization is doing the right things as far as ensuring risk management, making sure your employees or Soldiers are safe, whether in the field, work-side, at home, off duty or on duty,” he said.

Once received, the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award will be displayed on the Fort Huachuca Guidon.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Cyber-Security-Scout-Article-06OCT2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber S...
 
 

Depression awareness showcased during month of October

Stand To! In observance of October as National Depression Awareness Month, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The public will learn the importance of seeking treatment and will be provided information about the availability of free online anonymous behavioral health screenings....
 
 

Robin Williams — could someone have helped?

I haven’t been able to talk about it until now, but I was really angry that Robin Williams committed suicide. I have been a fan of Williams since the Mork and Mindy days and always admired how much he had going for him. I knew he had problems, but somehow never considered that suicide could...
 

 
DoD

DOD recognizes commitment to prevent sexual assault

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Wednesday honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs. The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award recognizes Service members and DOD Civilians whose work in support of service members has been particularly notew...
 
 

Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and...
 
 

VA processes more than 1.3 million veterans’ claims in FY14

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin