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POSTED: March 19, 2008 5:00 a.m.
A senior Army leader presented Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield with an Army safety award during a ceremony at the main post chapel here Thursday.
Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command headquartered at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, came to Fort Stewart to present the 3rd Infantry Division and the post with the Department of the Army Composite Risk Management Safety Award. Winning the award reflects the commitment of the soldiers, Army civilians, and family members to do the right things when it comes to safety and to look out for each other's well-being, he said.
"It's not done anywhere better than right here at Fort Stewart," Campbell said. "You raised soldier and family Mmmber involvement and awareness."
Winning the award shows the installation's commitment to soldier readiness, installation safety director James McCullough said.
"We at Fort Stewart and the 3rd ID are fully cognizant of what it takes to protect a Soldier," McCullough said.
The installation earned the award by demonstrating leadership, employing the tenants of composite risk management, and implementing proactive measures that focus on motorcycle safety, clearing tree-lined roads, installing safety signs, and renovating an off-duty facility on the installation into Rocky's for soldiers to combat drinking and driving.
Campbell touched on the mission of the 3rd ID and the Army in the war on terrorism. He and Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, 3rd ID commander, spoke recently about the division's contributions.
"(Lynch) commented on the difference being made by soldiers wearing the Marne patch in Iraq," Campbell said. "There is reason to be optimistic. The American soldier with boots on the ground is the center piece of American commitment."
 

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