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My position takes me to command outposts and forward operating bases all over Regional Command-East. I see some interesting things and I’m constantly surprised at the ingenuity of how personnel set up their living quarters.
Whether at Home or the Hangar
Although many years have passed, I distinctly recall the practical exercise on changing a tire as a young private just starting my military career. The reason why this memory stands out is due to a run-in with a particularly loud and brash drill instructor that happened to see me working without eye protection. The ensuing 15-minute PT session ensured I learned one thing — personal protective equipment is important. 
  • 1 July 2014
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The Hard Way
Working around large factory equipment is inherently dangerous. Mix in losing situational awareness and you have an accident waiting to happen. Here’s my story about learning a lesson the hard way.
  • 1 April 2014
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Sticker Shock
Most of us have probably perused a local flea market or street-side vendor, looking for a great deal. When searching for these values, however, one must remember to weigh the proposed savings against the potential risk. I found this out first hand. 
  • 1 March 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Slip Away
It is important that aviation maintenance technicians stay engaged in hangar and shop operations. Tools that our Soldiers use may be unsafe and unserviceable; we’ll never know until we check or if there’s a mishap.
  • 1 February 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13340
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