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Post reaches 200-day safety milestone
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Soldiers, family members, Army civilians and contractors of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield reached the 200-day safety milestone this past week.
The installation has not lost anyone in a fatal traffic accident in the last 200 days.
"We take safety seriously here," Col. Todd Buchs, Stewart-Hunter garrison commander, said.  "I am very pleased with the soldiers, family members 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.  Every time we reach 100 days without losing a soldier, family member or an Army civilian there will be a training holiday for the installation."
The 3rd ID celebrated 200 days fatality free with a division safety day Friday.  After the program, division personnel were released at 12:30 p.m.
This is the fourth time a training holiday has been given for reaching the 100-day safety milestone.
The 3rd ID received the Department of the Army Composite Risk Management Safety Award on Feb. 28 from Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command headquartered at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.  Winning the award reflects the commitment of the soldiers, family members and Army civilians to do the right things when it comes to safety and to look out for each other's well-being, the general said.
"It's not done anywhere better than right here at Fort Stewart," Campbell said.  "You raised soldier and family member involvement and awareness."
The 3rd ID 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.
The Army's composite risk management teaches soldiers how to think, not what to think, about safety situations they could encounter and how to manage risk.  It is the Army's primary decision-making process for identifying hazards and controlling risks across the spectrum of Army missions and activities, both on and off duty.
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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