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No Man is an Island

We watch television, send and receive emails and text messages and make telephone calls daily. You’d think we’d be pretty adept at communicating, right? Not always. Let me share a personal example.

Breaking the Chain

Typically, mishaps are the result of many contributing factors rather than a single event. If any link in the chain is broken, the scenario changes and the mishap can be avoided. This is not just an aviation safety officer’s words from a PowerPoint presentation. It’s a fact.

  • 10 September 2023
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FOD: No Room for Complacency

Back when I was a young buck sergeant, I got my teeth kicked in due to improper tool accountability. Getting one’s teeth kicked in isn’t as bad as it sounds; a little corrective training never hurt anyone. But this particular event inspired me to reach what I thought was an unreachable Soldier.

  • 3 September 2023
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Always Be Prepared

Central Alaska is beautiful. The mountainous landscapes are truly a sight to behold. That’s assuming you’ve got good weather.

  • 27 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Remaining Focused

After three deployments to Iraq, I saw a trend developing in my unit. During the last 30 days of each deployment, we had an accident. What was causing this to happen — complacency, nerves, ego or just plain bad luck?

  • 13 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Falling into a Trap

On the way down, I reached up and grabbed onto my little yellow handholds in the crew window. Before anyone could say anything, we were on the ground. The aircraft came down and forward for a short distance, then made a rapid turn to the left.

  • 6 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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