Memorial Day kicks off 101 Critical Days of Summer

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  • By Master Sgt. Michael Cantos
  • 36th Wing Safety Office
As many of you know, Memorial Day traditionally kicks off the "101 Critical Days of Summer" safety campaign.
Even though the weather on Guam is like summer all year round, we generally experience greater exposure to high-risk activities during the summer season.
Summer after summer, too many of our fellow Air Force members fail to assess the risks and weigh the consequences of their actions. They pay the ultimate price - with their life.
Some choose not to wear a helmet, some choose not to wear their seatbelts, some drive too fast for the road conditions, and some choose to swim in unsafe waters. People die because they choose to ignore warning signs or rules, or choose to take shortcuts.
As we enter the "101 Critical Days of Summer," I invite you to take a short time-out and think about your safety and the safety of others. Whether you're at home, at the beach, or at work, be alert to your surroundings and make smart decisions to reduce or eliminate risks.
Ask yourself, "If I take the risk, can I live with the consequences?"
Don't become a statistic. The choice is yours ... so make it a safe one!