Safety Archive

  • FORT PICKETT, Va. — Location-based fitness apps have made the news lately for endangering operational security and personal privacy. One app, Polar, shared information on 6,460 users from 69 countries and 208 sensitive locations like FBI offices, nuclear power plans and missile defense locations. Follow these tips to protect yourself: […]

    Fitness App Safe User Guide

    FORT PICKETT, Va. — Location-based fitness apps have made the news lately for endangering operational security and personal privacy. One app, Polar, shared information on 6,460 users from 69 countries and 208 sensitive locations like FBI offices, nuclear power plans and missile defense locations. Follow these tips to protect yourself: […]

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  • QUANTICO, Va. — Frequently, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command receives notifications from individuals stating they were scammed online by someone claiming to be a U.S. Soldier. Unbeknownst to the U.S. Soldier, an online scammer has used the Soldier’s name and available social media photos to perpetrate a crime. While the […]

    Combating social media impersonation of military personnel

    QUANTICO, Va. — Frequently, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command receives notifications from individuals stating they were scammed online by someone claiming to be a U.S. Soldier. Unbeknownst to the U.S. Soldier, an online scammer has used the Soldier’s name and available social media photos to perpetrate a crime. While the […]

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  • SANDSTON, 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 […]

    New Year’s Eve safety resources available to Va. Guard

    SANDSTON, 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 […]

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  • SANDSTON, 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 […]

    Social media smart cards available for download along with tips for online safety

    SANDSTON, 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 […]

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  • The 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. – […]

    Army Safety Gram: Tips to Help You Safely Deck Your Halls

    The 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. – […]

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  • Thanksgiving 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 […]

    Thanksgiving Safety

    Thanksgiving 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 […]

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  • September 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 […]

    Safety Gram: Fall Driving Safety Tips

    September 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 […]

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  • Labor 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 […]

    Adjutant General’s Labor Day Safety Message

    Labor 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 […]

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  • Summer 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. […]

    Army Safety Gram: Fireworks Safety

    Summer 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. […]

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  • SUBJECT: 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 […]

    Land Component Commander publishes Annual Training Safety Message

    SUBJECT: 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 […]

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