In 1964 the Air Force first highlighted safety for summer activities. This was the beginning of what became the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The years have shown safety topics remained the same, it’s the presentation and number of mishaps that change.
Risk management has a role in everything we do, both on- and off-duty. It continues to be the job of the safety professionals to provide guidance to all Airmen about the dangers of the season. Airmen use sound risk management every day on-duty and, while the main focus of the Critical Days of Summer campaign is off-duty activities. Airmen must use the same risk management techniques in all circumstances.
This year’s Critical Days of Summer campaign will run from May 23 to Sept. 2.