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Traveling Time Bomb
As Soldiers, we frequently hear about the dangers of drinking and driving. While I definitely agree drinking and driving is bad, I believe there is a more common activity that not only rivals it, but possibly surpasses it in danger — fatigued driving. 
Last Run
Service members have many things in common, one of which is running. Some run only when it is time for their biannual physical fitness tests, while others may run as a hobby. I didn’t realize how big a part of my life it was until it was taken away.
  • 1 July 2014
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Breaking the Chain
It was an average summer day in August 2008. I was halfway through my shift when the State Patrol Communications Center sent notice of a head-on collision involving injuries on a heavily traveled highway in northeastern Washington state.
  • 1 July 2014
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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
The ride south over the Siskiyou Mountains from Oregon to California started out cool enough. Up at 4,000 feet, it was chilly enough that I was glad I had added the jacket liner and neck warmer. But a hundred miles later, as I descend into the Sacramento Valley, the temperature begins to soar. 
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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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
  • Author: Army Safety
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Young and Dumb
There I was, young and dumb, riding a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle with no helmet, goggles, gloves or any other personal protective equipment. There were about eight of us that day, and we were out of control.
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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