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Air Force begins annual summer safety campaign

27 Airmen have already lost their lives in 2014

446th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Published: 12:00PM May 29th, 2014

Hollywood blockbuster season has hardly warmed up, your favorite television dramas and sitcoms barely wrapped their seasons, and 27 airmen have already lost their lives this year.

The 2014 Critical Days of Summer campaign — Risk: Double checks, not second thoughts — is officially in play, and will go through Sept. 2, emphasizing risk management in summer activities, and Airmen looking after Airmen and their families.

The Air Force Safety Center noted 21 Airman fatalities during CDS 2013. In a letter stressing the 2014 CDS, Deborah James, Secretary of the Air Force, Gen. Mark Welsh III, AF chief of staff, and Chief Master Sgt. James Cody, chief master sergeant of the AF stated:

“This year’s campaign is a reminder of your responsibility to be a good wingman, on and off duty. Take care of yourself and your teammates, and always be prepared to fly, fight and win.”

CDS 2014 has weekly topics, which are named after movies that share the same theme, according to the AFSEC. The first chapter, Wild Hogs centers on motorcycle safety.

The 446th Airlift Wing Safety Office will have a tool available at the beginning of June for wing reservists and staff to access the remaining chapters as summer continues.

The AFSEC suggests citizen airmen use the Air Force Reserve Command Wingman Toolkit, and the 446th Safety Office has more resources regarding CDS 2014, and can be reached at 253-982-2050 and