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The Naval Safety Center mission is to prevent mishaps, save lives, and preserve resources. The goal of the Safety Center is to provide the tools needed to enhance command safety culture, and to ensure the combat readiness of our forces and the Navy’s global war-fighting capabilities. Mishaps take a toll on our military defense and diminish our readiness costing us time and resources; damaging equipment and posing harm to our Sailors, Marines and civilians.  We here at the Safety Center feel it is critical to deliver relevant, interesting and useful content that will help with the Department of the Navy's mishap-prevention and overall safety efforts. Keeping with tradition of years past with the realization that resources must evolve, the 360° publications have been created by the Naval Safety Center Media team to serve as valuable tools to communicate key mission objectives that support fleet operational priorities.

Our newest flagship magazine, 360° SAFE, brings you safety information, risk-management resources and mishap analysis summaries. 360° SAFE will communicate the Safety Center’s key mission objectives that support fleet operational priorities by addressing safety assessments, operational risk management, mishap reporting, and high velocity learning.

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360° Sea & Shore combines both ashore and afloat safety — on and off-duty —  providing a comprehensive source of information for managing risk, removing the potential for error, and improving performance. The magazine includes articles about best practices, lessons learned, technological advances, research and development, future initiatives, new ideas, personal experiences, and risk-and-resource management strategies.

360° Sea & Shore will promote a mindset where risk management is an active process in decisions you make whether aboard ship, in a warehouse, office, or biking a trail. The content our contributing writers supply will help you recognize the factors that increase the potential for errors, and make you aware of the tools available to help minimize those risks within all aspects of daily life at work or at play. 

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Since 1955 Approach magazine has guided Navy and Marine Corps aviation professionals with information, statistics and a bit of humor. Most of all, Approach has given aviators a place to share stories, misdeeds and adventures, to make us better, safer and more effective.

These first-person “There I was” stories have been the basis for Approach since its inception. This sharing of stories also has bonded naval aviators — past and present — to one another and to the profession itself. Picture yourself with a damaged aircraft, operating in blue water with a pitching deck and enough gas for one, maybe two, approaches, and you have everything needed for a “There I was” story.

360° Approach is the next evolution of this publication, and holds true to the traditions and history of the original.

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Mech magazine was welcomed into the fleet in 1961 as the aviation-maintenance safety magazine for the Navy and Marine Corps. 360° Mech is the next step in this publication and will continue to provide stories, information, procedures and most of all, a venue to raise safety awareness among our aviation maintainers. It is written by maintainers for maintainers and is credited as a critical part of a continually improving safety record in naval aviation.

Whether you are part of the supply system or the maintenance support team, or if you are the professional who turns the wrench while working on a state-of-the-art jet or helo, 360° Mech magazine plays a key role in mission accomplishment. With inputs from the fleet, our Naval Safety Center staff, and systems experts, Mech helps get the aircraft mission ready and flying.

Our transition from print to digital is a work in progress. We appreciate your patience as we develop our digital and social media assets to give you quicker access to each 360° product, printable article and related digital content. 360° SAFE online and all other 360° publication content is available at

You can also find current and archived issues on our DVIDS website:

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Writers Wanted 

The editorial staff is always looking for a few good writers. We want to publish your articles and stories that:

- increase operational readiness,

- evaluate safety and health issues,

- correct deficiencies, and

- emphasize situational awareness.

Learn more about submissions.



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