AFSPC commander sends Labor Day wingman safety message
By Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander
/ Published August 31, 2010
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
Over the 2010 summer months we have lost three members of our Air Force Space Command family. One died in an automobile accident, one was lost off shore while kayaking and another took his own life.
We have seen a spike in safety incidents in the past few weeks and this negative trend must stop. We need to remain vigilant throughout these last couple weeks of summer.
Prior to the Labor Day weekend, commanders and supervisors must address the importance of safety with their personnel. Find out what activities are planned, provide sound mentorship and help them evaluate the risks they may face.
Concentrate on these important topics:
- Distracted driving
- Seat belt use
- Defensive driving
- Motorcycle personal protective equipment
- Water sports safety
- Gun safety
- Alcohol use
Also encourage all personnel to take the proper precautions to prevent heat-related injuries such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration.
Make smart choices this Labor Day weekend. Don't accept unnecessary risks - our lives and the lives of others depend on the choices we make. Be sensitive to those who may be dealing with stress and continue to be good wingmen.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.