Published on February 5, 2008
Army Family Covenant : Army Family Covenant What is it? What has the Army done? What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? Why is this important to the Army? www.army.mil How Can Army Safety Help Me and My Family? : How Can Army Safety Help Me and My Family? Re-entry and reintegration period Post-deployment motor vehicle and personal injury accidents 60% of our Soldiers involved in fatal accidents were grade E5 or below Slide4: Privately Owned Vehicles Sedans Good News: Fewer POV sedan accident fatalities in FY07 than in FY06 Bad News: More Soldier deaths each year from POVs than any other ground/aviation accident During FY07, more POV-Sedan accident fatalities between the hours of midnight & 6 a.m. January & February were among the worst months for sedan accident fatalities during FY07 While seat belt laws are in effect and enforced nationwide, Soldiers continue to drive without buckling up. www.drivers.com www.nhtsa.gov www.crc.army.mil Slide5: Privately Owned Vehicles Motorcycles Good News: There were fewer motorcycle fatalities in FY07 than FY06 Bad News: Motorcycle accident fatalities continue to be among the leading causes of Soldier deaths During FY07, there were more motorcycle fatalities between 6 p.m. and midnight than any other time of day There were more Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa motorcycle accident fatalities than any other type reported during FY07 Choosing the Right Motorcycle http://www.amadirectlink.com/roadride/NewRider/choosing.asp http://www.amadirectlink.com/roadride/NewRider/startright.asp Slide6: In FY07, TRiPS users were about four times less likely to be involved in a fatal POV accident than non-TRiPS users! Travel Risk Planning System (TRiPS) As of 29 Oct 2007 Water-Related Activities: Swim only in authorized areas and avoid alcohol Take a safe boating course and wear a personal flotation device Know the dangers and avoid being a victim of boating under the influence (BUI) www.uscgboating.org Water-Related Activities Accounted for over half of FY07’s off-duty fatalities (excluding POVs) More Soldiers died in off-duty watercraft accidents in FY07 than the previous three FYs combined Alcohol appears to be a factor in at least one-third of these accidents Intervention/Prevention Measures Consequences of Irresponsible Use of Alcohol : Consequences of Irresponsible Use of Alcohol On average, someone is killed every 31 minutes as a result of an alcohol-related vehicle crash In 2005, 1.4 million drivers nationwide were arrested for DUI Enlisted Soldiers can face maximum penalties which may result in forfeiture of pay, reduction of rank, 45 days extra duty and 60 days restriction Officers can also face forfeiture of pay and 30 days arrest in quarters or 60 days restriction Not in the Line of Duty (NLOD), which could result in the loss of Family benefits IAW AR 600-8-4 www.cdc.gov Slide9: PTSD/MTBI About 33% of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans have received mental health counseling for PTSD symptoms. Flashbacks, excessive nightmares, isolation from others, numbing of emotions, hyperarousal, irritability MTBI: A relatively mild blow to the brain that produces just enough physical injury that normal brain functions of memory, attention, mental organization and logical thinking may be compromised. Summary: Summary FY02 - FY07, 186 Soldiers died in accidents within one year following deployment Be aware of the at-risk activities and possible readjustment difficulties a Soldier might experience following deployment Thank you for all that you do to help us keep our Soldiers out of harm’s way. Your involvement is crucial to keeping our Soldiers safe while they are home!