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For several years, the U.S. Army has experienced an increase in Soldiers dying in off-duty mishaps. Whether they were driving a vehicle, riding a motorcycle, swimming, walking or handling a privately owned weapon, one thing always seems to ring true: either the mishap Soldier or another individual did not apply real-time risk management (RM) before engaging in that off-duty activity.

Staring Down the Barrel

I believe you must learn lessons from certain events in your life. Life-changing situations can become blessings when viewed through the right lenses.

  • 19 February 2023
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DEATH: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Ask yourself the questions to determine if what you are about to do is going to result in the potential injury or death of yourself or others. Realize that you have the choice to not participate.

  • 4 January 2022
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Firearm Responsibilities

So you got a new firearm for Christmas, or maybe you recently gave your child his or her first BB gun. Whether you’re a first-time gun owner or seasoned firearms enthusiast, you’re in a powerful position of responsibility.

  • 1 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Weapons Mishaps: Nothing New

It is commonly noted among safety professionals that there is no such thing as a new mishap. Unfortunately, year after year we see Soldiers making poor decisions that result in tragedies we have seen before.

  • 25 July 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Ready, Aim ... Fire?

Any time you handle a firearm, the basic principles of weapons safety should always be followed, regardless of how many guns you own or how often you go to the range. If you don’t follow the basic principles both on and off duty, you can probably count on a future trip to the emergency room or morgue … or at least a visit from a local authority tasked with investigating your negligent discharge.

  • 1 August 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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