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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. Our 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.

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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.

Sea & Shore promotes 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 helps you recognize the factors that increase the potential for errors, and makes 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.

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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. Mech provides 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, 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.

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With a commercial look and feel, Ride magazine was developed to be a fun magazine with rider safety in mind. The magazine contains information that keeps riders entertained,  safe on the road, and informed about the latest in protective gear. The magazine also provides personal rider experiences, lessons learned, and suggestions on how to maintain bikes. As an added incentive, Ride includes information on the latest and greatest in bikes and motorcycle safety rules. Get your copy today before they’re all gone.

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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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