News: 94TH AAMDC conducts safety training
Story by Staff Sgt. John Johnson
The 94TH Army Air and Missile Defense Command held its semi-annual safety training day, Nov 23, 2011, at Fort Shafter.
The unit held the semi-annual training to meet the Army’s requirement for safety training on a variety of areas from motorcycle safety to the dangers of driving under the influence.
“The most important thing about having safety days like this is that it gives us time to consider things that we do on and off duty and ensures that we are doing those things to the best of our ability and safely,” said 1st Sgt. Gregory P. Tidwell, 94TH AAMDC first sergeant.
The soldiers received a variety of interactive classes from different instructors, both military and even some civilians from the Oahu community supported our safety training day, said Tidwell.
“Training days like this help show risks that soldiers face everyday and shows them how to minimize the risks,” said 1st. Lt. David Macaspac, battery executive officer 94TH AAMDC.
“The training was very diverse and hands-on,” said Macaspac. “The beer goggles and motorcycle training kept the soldiers attention.”
Training reminds soldiers of everyday hazards and how to reduce risks, said Spc. Shawn McNair, 94TH AAMDC human resource specialist.
“My favorite part of the training was watching the soldiers go through the DUI training,” said Macaspac. “It was very interesting watching them do tasks during the simulated impairment.”
“I enjoyed all of the training, but loved the Fort Shafter military police DUI team that supported the training,” said Tidwell.
When soldiers have peer-to-peer training it has a stronger impact on them learning, said Macaspac.
“The informational videos were great and way better than a long boring power point class,” said McNair. “They made training very interesting.”
Macaspac later said the Army’s Chief of Staff had a great quote on safety.
“Army leaders at all levels must get back to the basics of enforcing standards and reaffirming the principle that soldiers have a duty and obligation to stay safe 24/7, on and off duty,” said Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the United States Army Chief of Staff.