COMACC addresses holiday safety

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  • By Gen. Mike Hostage
  • commander of Air Combat Command
My fellow Airmen,

This is my first holiday season as commander of Air Combat Command and my number one concern during this time of year is your safety and well-being. In preparation for this joyous holiday season, I expect all commanders, supervisors and co-workers to recommit themselves to being good wingmen and promoting a culture of safety and risk management.

Whether you are in the area of responsibility or continental U.S., it's the time of year to take a well-deserved break from your everyday work routine. While doing so, I need you to remain alert and aware of the hazards associated with the holidays. This season can bring with it hazardous road conditions, recreational activities and, unfortunately, acts of self-defeating behavior such as alcohol abuse. All these things increase the chances for preventable mishaps that often leave families scarred by injury or the loss of a loved one.

You are our most important resource, and our Nation and your families depend on you to exercise sound judgment and make wise decisions. I encourage you to keep safety at the forefront of your own activities and, as a trusted wingman, remind others to celebrate responsibly.

I wish you and your families a safe and joyous holiday season, thank you for your hard work and dedication.

- Gen. Mike Hostage, Commander of Air Combat Command

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