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NEWS | Sept. 19, 2023

Naval Safety Command Presents Fall and Winter Safety Awareness Tips

By Petty Officer 1st Class Weston Mohr, Naval Safety Command

The Naval Safety Command (NAVSAFECOM) is releasing the annual Fall and Winter Safety Awareness presentation for 2023, aimed at providing Sailors and Marines with information to safely enjoy recreational activities during the cooler months.

"We are excited to bring back the Annual Fall and Winter Safety Awareness Presentation for 2023," said NAVSAFECOM Command Master Chief, CMDCM (AW/SW) Dean Sonnenberg. “The Fall and Winter presentation and media campaign builds upon our efforts from the 101 Days of Summer to create year-round safety awareness.”

Between Oct. 1 and March 1 of fiscal years 2019-2023, 149 Navy and Marine Corps members died in off-duty incidents. Of these, 73 were due to automobile crashes, 44 from motorcycle crashes, nine were pedestrian-related and another 23 were killed during off-duty recreational activities.

With a focus on ensuring the well-being of our naval personnel and their loved ones, the Naval Safety Command is committed to fostering a culture of safety all year long. As the temperatures drop and the weather becomes more unpredictable, it becomes increasingly important to be informed and prepared for the unique challenges that fall and winter can bring.

"Our primary goal is to empower naval personnel, their families and the community with the knowledge and tools they need to have a safe and enjoyable fall and winter season,” said Sonnenberg. “We believe that by working together, we can help create a safe environment for everyone."

NAVSAFECOM will produce a variety of Fall and Winter Safety media products, which will be available on the NAVSAFECOM website and via social media. The presentations are designed to be tailorable to individual command needs and objectives. Download the presentation on the NAVSAFECOM website at

About Naval Safety Command:
The Naval Safety Command is dedicated to preserving warfighting capability, combat lethality and readiness by working with our stakeholders to identify, mitigate or eliminate hazards in order to reduce unnecessary risk to people and resources.