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Several Army organizations have received notices of violation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for not having their break area in their maintenance facility as clean as practicable of contaminated dust.

The Squeaky Wheel

So there I was with my head sticking out the top of a Stryker. I was new to the unit and had never commanded a Stryker before — let alone in the middle of winter with ice covering everything. What could go wrong?

  • 16 February 2020
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If You Aren't Sure, Ask

I learned an important lesson that day: If you aren’t sure about something, ask. 

  • 9 February 2020
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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
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Don't Lose Your Head

I think everybody has at least one “there-I-was” story. In my years in Army aviation, I have acquired a few. To me, these stories are life lessons. After all, if it didn’t kill you, it should make you smarter. Here’s one of my life lessons.

  • 1 February 2020
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