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  • A Halloween Safety Checklist

    Halloween is spooky, especially if you're a safety professional, or a mom. On Halloween, we let the kids do the things we tell them not to do 364 days of the year. We let the kids walk the streets at night. We tell them to take candy from strangers. We let them use sharp knives - to carve pumpkins. And then there are the candles and tripping
  • Family Advocacy Program promotes domestic violence awareness

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It is estimated one in every four women are victims of domestic violence, which includes emotional abuse and neglect. Domestic violence can affect all groups of people regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation. The military community's greatest strengths in preventing domestic violence are
  • Remembering our fallen service members

    Many of us have seen the vacant Prisoner of War and Missing in Action table set for one at dining facilities or at banquets. We've seen the white tablecloth, the single red rose, the yellow ribbon, lemon slice, sprinkled salt, inverted glass, empty chair and burning candle. But how many of us know what this traditional table and each of these items
  • Professional relationships, unprofessional relationships and why they matter

    Retired Navy Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, Naval Data Automation Command Assistant to the Commander, once said: "You manage things, you lead people."The joint force is made up of various systems and people, and as leaders in the armed forces, we're charged to make the best use of the resources allotted to us. A relationship is a neutral tool which
  • Being a Good Wingman

    We've heard talk about being a good wingman and how it relates to safety, time and time again.Is it valid? The answer may depend upon your perspective; perspective in this case, meaning whether or not you've experienced the death or injury of a family member, friend or co-worker due to a safety mishap. If you've never been through the horror of