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Suddenly, the FLA’s right-front end collapsed and the wheel disconnected from the hub assembly. The vehicle barreled through the wire fencing on the roadside at about 35 mph and skidded nearly 200 meters before coming to a stop.

Battling Boredom

Not all on-duty mishaps occur in tactical vehicles or aircraft. The things Soldiers do during downtime can just as easily affect mission readiness.

  • 6 February 2022
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Why Fitness Matters

An important aspect of being a member of the U.S. military service is to meet basic physical fitness standards established by Department of Defense instruction. The DOD requires each service to establish its own physical training program to measure fitness in a way determined most relevant to that service.

  • 1 February 2022
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The Threat of Complacency

I’m not sure of the statistics, but there’s no doubt in my mind that numerous Army accidents have occurred because we, as Soldiers, have become complacent in our everyday activities.

  • 26 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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The Price of Ignoring Safety

Sadly, the principles of risk management were never used, which lead to a tough lesson learned. It doesn’t matter where or how a loss occurs, the result is the same — decreased combat power or mission effectiveness.

  • 9 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 752
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Batteries Not Included

I believe the most dangerous period during a mobilization is the redeployment phase. It’s at this critical juncture that safety can seriously be degraded — if not ignored entirely — to complete the remaining tasks.

  • 8 December 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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