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Warm, sunny weather is what most folks think about when it comes to the southern United States. It's not just warm, but downright hot several months of the year. But the other extreme is also true.

The Typical Victim

When it comes to injury prevention, it often pays for leaders to target their efforts at the highest risk group. So who’s at the greatest risk for a cold injury?

  • 10 October 2021
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Hit the Brakes

Several years ago, my Army Reserve unit was mobilized and sent to Iraq. As this was early on in the operation, the unit had to provide for its own resupply runs to Kuwait.

  • 12 September 2021
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When the Required Training Isn't Enough to Keep You (Entirely) Safe

According to Army statistics, there have been, on average, 288 Class C and D parachuting mishaps annually over the past five years. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify some hazards associated with inexperienced personnel on airborne operations.

  • 29 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Unnecessary Risk

During my time at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, I have seen many mishaps and near misses. One, in particular, sticks out more than the others. Here’s what happened.

  • 22 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Your Attention, Please!

It only takes one incident to shake up an entire command. The mishap below, which occurred several years ago in my old battalion, sure got the attention of leaders at every level. Commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants were all scrambling to identify the root cause of the mishap and restore morale in the unit. I wrote this article with the hope that it will help commands emphasize the importance of two basic tasks — conducting preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) and developing driver training programs at the unit level.

  • 1 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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