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Rushing to Injury

One Thursday, I was told to complete an annual service on an M939A1 fifth-wheel semi-truck. Every bay in the motor pool was being used for repairs, which meant I would have to conduct this service in the parking lot.

Hit the Brakes

Several years ago, my Army Reserve unit was mobilized and sent to Iraq. As this was early on in the operation, the unit had to provide for its own resupply runs to Kuwait.

  • 12 September 2021
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Always to Standard

As executive officer of HHT 1-18th Cav, my duty is to ensure all trucks are maintained and in proper condition to safely conduct convoy operations.

  • 18 April 2021
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Never Rush a Job

Recently, I accepted a position as the post safety specialist. Just before starting, however, I made one of the most common on-the-job mistakes — rushing to complete a task.

  • 17 January 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 332
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Never Sacrifice Training
If there is one thing I have learned from this incident, it is accidents like this one can be prevented by leaders who take the time to properly train Soldiers on how to safely operate Army vehicles.
  • 7 May 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1275
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Driver training: a top leader priority

As the world’s premier land force, our Army relies on the safe conduct of vehicle operations to accomplish missions of every magnitude. From combat operations to routine motor pool functions in garrison, drivers and vehicle crews provide critical support to the force. Accidents in Army Motor Vehicles and Army Combat Vehicles, however, have historically been a leading cause of on-duty Soldier deaths.

  • 8 December 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 2222
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