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A Muddy Maneuver

As we approached a hill, the convoy began to slow. Several of the other vehicles had difficulty getting up the slick roadway, but the entire convoy eventually made it to the top. We then started down the 5-percent-grade decline, which wasn’t a problem. The hazard turned out to be the sides of the road, which were about 6 inches lower than the center.

Give Heat a Back Seat

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40 percent of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible.

  • 14 July 2024
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ASOHMS: What's the Point?

So, what’s the point of ASOHMS? Is it just another management system the Army is throwing at us? We sure don’t think so. Give it a try and find out!

  • 7 July 2024
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Shadow of Doubt

It is incumbent on leaders to provide subordinates with the tools they need to accomplish the mission safely. In turn, it will give them the confidence they need to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.

  • 7 July 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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A Big No-No

It was another hot afternoon in the eastern part of Afghanistan known to many as RC-East, where the temperature can exceed 120 F in the summer. My unit was tasked with providing two CH-47D Chinook helicopters to transport 40 personnel from Kabul to Bagram Airfield. This was supposed to be a simple mission, but as everyone knows, there is no such thing.

  • 23 June 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 232
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The Turning Point

When I went to work that morning, I never thought I would later be sitting in the emergency room with one broken hand and a piece of metal in the palm of the other. Complacency and overconfidence had won the day.

  • 16 June 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 297
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