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    The Wrong Way 0 Military Ops & Training
    USACRC Editor

    The Wrong Way

    When our first palletized load system (PLS) showed up, the driver dropped off a CONEX next to us. A second PLS then showed up and, while we were outside taking a break, we could hear it backing up. Suddenly, we heard Soldiers yelling for the PLS...
    No Man is an Island 0 Aviation
    USACRC Editor

    No Man is an Island

    We watch television, send and receive emails and text messages and make telephone calls daily. You’d think we’d be pretty adept at communicating, right? Not always. Let me share a personal example.

    What Not to Do 0 PMV-2
    USACRC Editor

    What Not to Do

    For years I have bought my children small dirt bikes and ridden with them. I never let them ride without wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE) and always set the example by wearing my own — except that one day when I made an...

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    Have a Plan

    Winter weather can wreak havoc on roadways. Whether you live in Alaska or Alabama, here are some tips to help keep you safe.

    A Deafening Silence

    This tragic — but preventable — accident was a very difficult lesson to learn. I did several things right that night. I didn’t get behind the wheel after drinking and I wore my seat belt when we made that fateful trip to the store for food and drinks. But I also failed. I didn’t ensure everyone else in the truck was buckled up. Unfortunately, it cost two people, including my best friend, their lives.

    • 4 December 2022
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    Just a Cast Away

    If you’re like me, you cherish every opportunity to take a break from your busy work schedule to toss a line into the water, regardless the time of year. These occasions are especially important to me now as my career is beginning to sunset and fly fishing provides me with quiet, peaceful moments.

    • 4 December 2022
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    Avoiding Downhill Disasters

    The silver lining to the shorter, colder days of winter is the snow and the outdoor sports typically reserved for this time of year. Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding and ice skating provide fun, excitement, fresh air and good exercise for all ages.

    • 27 November 2022
    • Author: USACRC Editor
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    A Cold Introduction

    My first assignment after entering active duty was on Fort Drum, New York. As someone who’d spent his entire life in South Carolina and Georgia, it was an environmental shock to say the least.

    • 27 November 2022
    • Author: USACRC Editor
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