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    Off the Trail 0 Military Ops & Training
    USACRC Editor

    Off the Trail

    During one deployment, I learned a valuable lesson that I shared with every unit I was assigned to afterward: While technological advancements can help make our jobs as Soldiers a little easier, we must fully understand the capabilities and...
    The Impact of Our Choices 0 PMV-2
    USACRC Editor

    The Impact of Our Choices

    While working as an assistant trainmaster for the Union Pacific Railroad, my job as a manager required me to be on call should any problems arise in my area, which ran from Kansas City, Missouri, to McAlester, Oklahoma. On a warm mid-summer...
    Traveling Tired 0 Military Ops & Training
    USACRC Editor

    Traveling Tired

    Human performance while sleep deprived is a lot like being under the influence of alcohol. Driving after being awake for 18 hours is equal to a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent — legally drunk in the U.S. — and leaves you at...
    Painted into a Corner 0 PMV-2
    USACRC Editor

    Painted into a Corner

    This accident was my fault. I was driving too fast for my level of experience and traffic conditions. I was passing on a blind curve — a very dangerous thing — and thought I knew how to ride when, in reality, I didn’t.

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    As the transition to my next duty assignment neared, I decided to take the family on a vacation. So, we packed our bags and headed to Disney World. My stubbornness while behind the wheel, however, almost caused our vacation to go south.
    ‘Bear’ of a Dilemma
    My son and I were on an overnight hiking trip with his Boy Scout troop. The plan was to hike eight miles up the trail, sleep and then eight miles back. The plan was great in theory, but after we set out, things didn’t turn out quite as planned. 
    • 1 August 2013
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    Head On
    Nobody can stay fully alert for the entirety of an eight-hour drive. Therefore, it is important to recognize what driving situations require extra attention. My accident story, which resulted in the totaling of my car, is illustrative of such situations.
    • 1 August 2013
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    Law of the Land
    There are pros and cons to riding a motorcycle in a foreign country. First, though, riders must be familiar with the local laws of the host nation.
    • 1 August 2013
    • Author: Army Safety
    • Number of views: 7052
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    Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
    Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning.
    • 1 August 2013
    • Author: Army Safety
    • Number of views: 4872
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