Reminder: Keep kids informed on curfew and safety

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  • By Staff Sgt. Frederick Johnson
  • 90th Security Forces Squadron
It's that time of year again - as of 10 a.m. June 1, school was over for the summer. We all know what that means. The weather is getting warmer, the days are becoming longer, and outdoor activities are on the rise. Everyone is going to be much more active outdoors; spending more time jogging, riding bikes and skateboards, and playing games outside.

With longer days coming down the road, we all need to keep in mind the base curfew hours. The base curfew for dependents and sponsored guests under the age of 18 is from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays. Exceptions are made if the individual: is accompanied by a parent or guardian, going to or from work, is attending a sanctioned school function or is authorized travel between on or off-base quarters with parental knowledge and approval. Violators of base curfew will be returned to their parent or sponsor.

At no time will minor family members be allowed in or near dormitories, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Children 9 years old and younger may play outside but must have access (visual sight or hearing distance) to adult supervision. Tot-playgrounds are unsupervised, so children 4 years old or younger may not be left alone without adult supervision.

With the warmer weather and longer days, bicycles are going to be pulled out of the garages and onto the road. Just remember, everyone who rides bicycles on base must wear a properly fastened and approved bicycle helmet (e.g., Consumer Product Safety Commission, American National Standards Institute or Snell Memorial Foundation).

In addition to bicycles, all personnel must wear an approved helmet when roller skating, in-line skating, skateboarding, or operating foot-propelled scooters. Skating, skateboarding, and scooters are prohibited on base roadways except for street crossings and incidental road access caused by pedestrians. We recommend anyone enjoying these methods of recreation wear elbow and knee pads to prevent injuries. All individuals must comply with all pedestrian-related traffic laws.

Following these policies will help to ensure all of us at F. E. Warren have a safe, productive, and fun summer. Any questions regarding curfew and sponsorship violations may be directed to the 90th Security Forces Squadron, Police Services Section at 773-4082. To report curfew violations, contact the Law Enforcement Desk at 773-3501. For further information, please refer to the 90th Missile Wing Instruction 40-106 and 90th Security Forces Group Operating Instruction 31-3, Law Enforcement Operations.