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Get the Lead Out

Firearms training is one of the most common military activities practiced by all Soldiers. Weapons proficiency is a hallmark of combat readiness during which the principles of risk management (RM) are thoroughly planned, rehearsed and executed. However, an often-overlooked hazard associated with firearms training can be found in the process that follows every live-fire event — weapons cleaning.

Recognize, Retreat, Report

In the wake of two recent incidents involving the discovery and detonation of live grenades, the Army’s Three Rs Explosives Safety Program is increasing its efforts to raise awareness about the dangers associated with munitions.

  • 24 March 2024
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The 3Rs: Recognize, Retreat, Report

Live-fire training, testing and battlefield use have left military munitions in lands and waters throughout the country, and many people find and keep them as souvenirs or keepsakes, placing themselves and others at risk.

  • 12 June 2022
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Range Irresponsibility

A major component of any training, military or civilian, is risk reduction. The only way for it to be effective is to implement risk management and not get careless. Years ago, my unit had an incident that could have turned fatal. All names are being withheld for privacy reasons.

  • 17 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Trust Your Gut

The military profession has a great deal of built-in danger. We do not need to go out of our way to increase risk. I have witnessed too many events throughout my career that could have been avoided had leaders slowed down and applied risk management. This was one such event.

  • 9 February 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 1037
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Training Range Safety

One of the biggest challenges military units face is the ability to train as they fight — firing all weapon types and engaging targets much like they do in combat.

  • 1 October 2019
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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