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The Crush Zone

I was sitting in my office, reviewing risk assessments for an upcoming training exercise, when my phone rang. I don’t get a lot of calls, but when I do, it’s usually a safety-related question or bad news. Unfortunately, this was the latter.

Get Defensive

Like most Soldiers, I’ve read the articles and seen the posters that say, “Seat Belts Save Lives.” But I never really thought I would be involved in an accident. That all changed when I was in a life-threatening two-vehicle collision in Kuwait.

  • 22 May 2022
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Rushing to Injury

One Thursday, I was told to complete an annual service on an M939A1 fifth-wheel semi-truck. Every bay in the motor pool was being used for repairs, which meant I would have to conduct this service in the parking lot.

  • 9 May 2022
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Hit the Brakes

Several years ago, my Army Reserve unit was mobilized and sent to Iraq. As this was early on in the operation, the unit had to provide for its own resupply runs to Kuwait.

  • 12 September 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Always to Standard

As executive officer of HHT 1-18th Cav, my duty is to ensure all trucks are maintained and in proper condition to safely conduct convoy operations.

  • 18 April 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Never Rush a Job

Recently, I accepted a position as the post safety specialist. Just before starting, however, I made one of the most common on-the-job mistakes — rushing to complete a task.

  • 17 January 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 357
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