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About Decisions Magazine

Decisions Inaugural Issue Spring 2012

The Magazine for Shore, Ground and Industrial Safety

In the world of Navy and Marine Corps operations, mishaps take a toll on our military defense and diminish our readiness. They not only cost us time and resources, but also ruin our equipment and take away our Sailors, Marines and civilians. Decisions magazine is your source of information for managing risk, removing the potential for error, and improving performance. You will find articles about best practices, lessons learned, technological advances, research and development, new ideas, personal experiences, and risk-and-resource management strategies.

Our contributing writers come from all walks of life: they work with you every day. You might see them on the highway in their car or on a motorcycle. Some of them are your instructors at the firing range. They are the young Marines and Sailors on their dirt bikes having fun. Or they might be retired military, sharing a tip or two.

More than 6,000 copies of Decisions reach our Navy, Marines and civilian readers located at shore bases, in aircraft squadrons, and at shipyard installations.


Decisions (ISSN 2167-2431/244X) is published by Commander, Naval Safety Center, at 375 A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511-4399. Periodical postage paid at Norfolk, Va. Decisions is published twice yearly and distributed to ships, submarines, diving commands, shore-based commands, and DoD agencies. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. Photos and artwork are for illustrative purposes only, unless otherwise noted. Reference to commercial products or links to non-DoD resources do not imply Department of the Navy endorsement. Unless otherwise stated, material in this publication may be reprinted without permission; please credit the magazine and author. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for clarity and applicability.

Submit your story ideas and articles to You may also write directly to the editor (see address below). Please refer to our “Submission Guidelines" available at

Editorial Office:
Attn: Decisions
Naval Safety Center
375 A Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-4399

Editor: 757-444-3520, ext. 7220 (DSN 564-3520)
Fax: 757-444-6791
Editor's email:
General email:

Shore Safety Programs Directorate:
Attn: Code 40
Naval Safety Center
375 A Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-4399

Ashore mishap line: 757-444-3520, ext. 7840/7145
Shore Safety email (USN):
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