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Overriding Safety

A seat belt is the most critical piece of equipment to prevent injuries or death in the event of a vehicle accident, yet it is also the most overlooked. I have worked on this installation for more than a decade and can attest to the attitude and negligence toward seat belt usage.

From Focus to Fixation

As an aviator, I focus strongly on completing my mission. However, I can never become so focused on one task that I let slip the other things necessary to completing the mission safely. When the mission ends, I want to climb out of an aircraft — not be dragged from its wreckage.

  • 30 July 2023
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Tactical Vehicle PMCS

I’d guess that many people who read Risk Management magazine also subscribe to “U.S Army WTF! Moments” on their social media accounts. One of the page’s most recent photos of Army debauchery features a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) pulling an M1082 trailer in the background.

  • 23 July 2023
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Stay Aware in Your Backyard

I was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, in the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade when I had an incident during a day training mission I’ll never forget.

  • 23 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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An Eye-Opening Mishap

The controls that were implemented following this mishap proved to be successful and corrected the safety indiscipline within the organization. Since then, the unit has recorded an estimated 400 flight hours with no new mishaps. This also shows that even though mishaps are regrettable, they can be an eye-opening moment that gives you an opportunity to improve operations in a safe manner.

  • 16 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 324
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It Can Happen

As a young, thrill-seeking, soon-to-be Army aviator getting ready to start flight school, I did the stereotypical thing and bought a motorcycle. I’d ridden dirt bikes only a handful of times growing up and thought a street bike wouldn’t be much different. Eager to get on the road and start riding with friends that already had motorcycles, I signed up for the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse (BRC).

  • 16 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 150
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