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Fireworks Safety Urged on July Fourth

Using fireworks on Independence Day is becoming more hazardous, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study, which showed that in 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400 consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks. Story

DOD Emphasizes Importance of Summer Safety

As the summer season approaches, the Defense Department is redoubling its efforts to promote safety and emphasize responsibility to all service members and their families, DOD's director of personnel risk reduction said. Story

Risk Management Central to Critical Days of Summer

The 2014 Critical Days of Summer, May 23 - Sept. 2, focuses on risk management for all summer activities - on and off duty. This year's theme, "Risk: Double checks, not second thoughts," reminds airmen to be responsible wingmen and to take care of themselves, their families, and their teammates. Story

Safety Office Adds Twist to 'Critical Days of Summer'

The roughly 90 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are what's known throughout the Air Force as the Critical Days of Summer. The warmer weather brings an increase in outdoor activities, but also brings an increase to the risks associated with those activities. Story

Officer Provides Summer Safety Advice

Navy Cmdr. Leo Murphy, Pacific Fleet safety officer, shared his advice about some of the dangers associated with summer related recreational activities and how sailors and their family members can avoid an unplanned hospital visit. Story

Summer Safety Campaign Highlights Making Good Choices

Sailors under the age of 25 years gathered at Naval Hospital Bremerton May 27 for training in conjunction with the Navy's "101 Critical Days of Summer" safety awareness program. Story

Safety Stand Down Promotes Awareness for Sailors in Seoul

Seoul-based sailors kicked off the annual "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign with a safety stand down at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, May 22. Story

Navy, Marine Corps Provides Summer Safety Driving Tips

Travel plans are one of the hottest topics of the summer. Whether meeting family at the coast or taking a road trip to Las Vegas with friends, vacations are at the center of many conversations. Although road trips may invoke images of driving along a wide-open, sunny highway, poor planning, bad driving conditions, traffic and other drivers can shatter these visions and lead to dangerous driving conditions. Story

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