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Fort Stewart reaches safety milestone

POSTED: May 8, 2007 5:02 a.m.
The soldiers, Army civilians, contractors and family members of the 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter have reached the 200-day safety milestone.
The installation has not lost anyone in a fatal traffic accident in the past 200 days.
“We take safety seriously here,” Col. Todd Buchs, Stewart-Hunter garrison commander, said. “I am very pleased with the soldiers and civilian employees for putting safety first and continuing to make the right choices when it comes to driving. Let’s keep on making the right choices and drive on to another 100 days.”
In recognition of achieving the safety milestone, Friday will be a training holiday for the installation.
“Every time we reach 100 days without losing a soldier, an Army civilian, or a family member, there will be a training holiday for the installation,” Buchs said.
Soldiers received a day off. Army Civilians were encouraged to use leave, but missions will continue to be accomplished. This is the second time a training holiday has been given for reaching the 100-day safety milestone.
The focus on safety continues. The installation recently installed new electronic message boards at the gates, providing safety messages to drivers and keeping track the number of days without a traffic fatality.
Stewart-Hunter and the 3rd ID are now in pursuit of 300 days of safe driving; the Army record is 296 days.
 

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