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    Preventing Falls while Decking the Halls 0 Home & Family
    USACRC Editor

    Preventing Falls while Decking the Halls

    On a crisp December evening, I noticed some of the Christmas lights on our house were out. The unlit strand was along the trim in an area not for the faint of heart. In that spot, the trim rises sharply, perhaps 48-50 degrees, to an apex about 30...
    Make the Right Call 0 Aviation
    USACRC Editor

    Make the Right Call

    Combat outposts on mountain pinnacles are used for observation points and located throughout the post’s training area. They usually are comprised of plywood shacks constructed from MRE boxes, sandbags and concertina wire. All of them...
    Set Them Straight 0 PMV-2
    USACRC Editor

    Set Them Straight

    The adrenaline rushes through your body, making you feel invincible. The wind is in your face and the world at your feet. The seemingly unlimited power at your fingertips is intoxicating. These are the things I felt when I rode my first...
    Enforce the Standard 0 Military Ops & Training
    USACRC Editor

    Enforce the Standard

    When winter arrives, the days get shorter, the nights get longer and they both get much colder. However, this does not keep the Army from training. Field training exercises are a reality for every unit, no matter how cold it is.

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    Boating into the Bank

    The moral of this story is there is a right way to set up an outboard motor, even on small jon boats. Make sure to read your outboard owner’s manual to ensure you set up yours properly.

    Courting Injury

    Even in a situation as innocuous as recreational basketball, it was my duty to take care of myself so I could continue the original mission I was there to perform.

    • 1 March 2021
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    Take No Unnecessary Risk

    Luckily, we did not end up with any lasting injuries and had a great time. However, I did learn a couple of very important lessons. First, don’t let being cool make you a fool! In other words, don’t accept unnecessary risk just because you don’t want to look uncool.

    • 22 November 2020
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    Finger-Splittin' Good

    In September of 2017, I learned a tough lesson about how overconfidence can lead to complacency and, ultimately, injury.

    • 25 October 2020
    • Author: USACRC Editor
    • Number of views: 648
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    Think Beyond the Target

    It was the day before the start of deer season in upstate New York, and we were walking the farm to check the safety of our tree stands and search for recently used trails and buck rubbings.

    • 18 October 2020
    • Author: USACRC Editor
    • Number of views: 650
    • Comments: 0