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A Tragic Ending

The platoon’s first real combat mission was scheduled to be a nighttime show of force.

Trust Your Training

There are good reasons why emergency procedures (EPs) are developed, committed to memory and rehearsed before conducting training or combat operations. The moment an emergency occurs is not the time to become creative or develop a better way to handle the situation. As a Type A personality, I have made the mistake of modifying a procedure while in the middle of an emergency and it could have cost me dearly.

  • 26 April 2020
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Three BFV Mishaps: A Common Theme

A review of three recent M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) mishaps reveals a common theme.

  • 1 May 2020
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Careless Convoy

There I was, smack in the middle of a range day at the Basic Officer Leaders Course. The day started out normally, with one group of lieutenants and warrants convoying to the range in a HMMWV, and the other group riding in two 5-ton trucks. The HMMWV convoy was always plagued with some “notional” engagements wherever it went, and these things were expected. The 5-ton convoy was usually a great time to rest your eyes for a few minutes.

  • 19 April 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Buying in to Driver Training

Last summer, the Pennsylvania State Safety Office conducted an unofficial investigation into recent vehicle mishaps. The reason for these investigations was due to an increase in vehicle mishaps from the previous year. There were as many accidents in a three-month period in 2019 as there were in six months the year prior. It also seemed the accidents are getting more severe.

  • 29 March 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 158
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