Motorcycle safety urged after 2 military deaths
News from Florida Times-Union:

DESTIN | Military officials in the Florida Panhandle are pushing motorcycle safety after the deaths of two active-duty service members this month.

Senior Airman Ignacio Arostegui died in a Feb. 3 motorcycle crash in Destin, and five days later Staff Sgt. Andrew Koerner died when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck. A Crestview resident also died in the Feb. 8 crash. Both crashes remain under investigation.

“We’re really pushing the program everywhere, to keep service members continually aware,” said David Clingerman, the safety program manager for the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). “All of us have moments in life when we let our guard down, we don’t want that to be on a bike.”

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1pije0u) at least five active-duty service members have died in motorcycle crashes in northwest Florida since 2008, including Arostegui and Koerner.

Clingerman said the Department of Defense implemented stringent safety requirements after recognizing the number of motorcycle-related fatalities among members of the military in recent years.

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Military pushes motorcycle safety, two service members died in crashes this month
News from The Northwest Florida Daily News:

Two active-duty service members died within a week of each other earlier this month, both from area motorcycle crashes.

Their deaths serve as a reminder of the importance of educating service members about motorcycle safety, a mission military officials have focused on in recent years in an effort to curb the number of fatalities among the ranks.

“We’re really pushing the program everywhere, to keep service members continually aware,” said David Clingerman, the safety program manager for the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). “All of us have moments in life when we let our guard down, we don’t want that to be on a bike.”

One of his soldiers, Staff Sgt. Andrew Koerner, 28, died when his motorcycle crashed into a pick-up truck on State Road 85 on Feb. 8. A Crestview resident also was killed.

Five day earlier, on Feb. 3, Senior Airman Ignacio Arostegui, a 23-year-old assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, died in a crash on U.S. Highway 98 in Destin.

Since 2008, at least five active-duty service members have been killed in area motorcycle crashes, including the two deaths this month, according to the Daily News library.

Clingerman said service members seem to have a propensity to get on bikes, and in recent years the Department of Defense took note of the number of fatalities.

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