Spring has sprung. The weather has turned to warm and sunny, drawing more people outside. The activities we take part in this time of year have an increased chance of injury. Our people are our most valuable asset and without you we cannot perform our missions. We all need to think before we act, and then act in a safe manner. The Air Force Safety Center has a “Check 3” initiative: 1. Always have the right gear. 2. Plan the activity. 3. Ensure you have the proper skills for the activity. Common areas of concern include; 2-wheeled vehicles, pedestrians, don’t drink and drive, fire and fireworks, staying hydrated, overexposure to sun, and sports injuries. Please take appropriate precautions and take care of yourself so that you can continue to contribute to both family and service commitments.