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Posted on December 31, 2014 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — New Year’s Eve is a great time to celebrate accomplishments and new beginnings with family and friends, but members of the Virginia National Guard should be mindful of their responsibility to remain vigilant and safe during this holiday. For that reason, the following resources have been made available to the Virginia National Guard community: To reach a […]
Posted on December 18, 2014 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — Social media is a great tool for staying connected and keeping in touch with friends, family and coworkers, but members of the military should be cautious about how much personal information they share. Virginia National Guard personnel and their families should take time to review the settings on their social media accounts and remember operational security in […]
Posted on December 17, 2014 | No CommentsThe Holiday Season means road trips, package wraps and ribbons, a fully trimmed tree, and more challenges. Consider these few tips for planning and safety this Holiday Season: Safety Checklist before the Holidays – Put any fuel that can catch on fire in a safe container outside the home. – Test your home’s multipurpose fire extinguisher. – Test the batteries […]
Posted on November 25, 2014 | No CommentsThanksgiving is a holiday that brings friends and family together to share a good meal, conversation, and laughter. The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Take a few minutes to review these Thanksgiving Day kitchen safety tips, and enjoy the holiday without worry. Food preparation safety is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day – Wash your hands […]
Posted on October 7, 2014 | No CommentsSeptember 22, 2014 is the beginning of the fall season. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. But along with the changing leaves comes changing driving conditions. Driving can be unpredictable because of weather changes and the end of daylight saving time. To be safe and aware on the roads this fall, adapt to the change of […]
Posted on August 29, 2014 | No CommentsLabor Day officially is a celebration of the American worker and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. But the holiday weekend is also the seen as the end of summer and an opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate. We want everyone to enjoy the holiday weekend, but it is […]
Posted on July 3, 2014 | No CommentsSummer means picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, especially around the 4th of July. Summer also means an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires and fireworks. In 2013, an estimated 9,200 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries, 36 percent of whom were under 15 years old. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 were at […]
Posted on May 30, 2012 | No CommentsSUBJECT: Annual Training Safety Message 2012 1. At the conclusion of the Memorial Day weekend, the Virginia Army National Guard will enter into our Annual Training cycle for this fiscal year. Safety and risk management should be foremost on every Soldier’s mind as we enter this cycle. 2. Commanders are to ensure they are in compliance with all unit Safety […]