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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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    Eye on the Ball
    Dumbfounded, I stood on the racquetball court, trying to stop the blood flowing down my cheek. I’d just been hit in the eye with a ball and wondered how in the heck it happened. I had eyewear on, so why wasn’t I protected?
    'Buzz' Kill
    My friends and I were pumped for the upcoming bow-hunting season. For the past 11 years, we’d gotten together to hunt on a 600-plus-acre farm we signed a lease to use. For us, the property is sort of a retreat from the everyday grind because it’s very secluded and has few amenities. Little did we know that this trip would nearly have a tragic outcome.
    • 1 September 2013
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    Powered Parachute Problems
    If you are going to try out a new activity, it’s important to take the time to learn as much about it as possible before you start. 
    • 1 August 2013
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    ‘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
    • Author: Army Safety
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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
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