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No Man is an Island

We watch television, send and receive emails and text messages and make telephone calls daily. You’d think we’d be pretty adept at communicating, right? Not always. Let me share a personal example.

What Not to Do

For years I have bought my children small dirt bikes and ridden with them. I never let them ride without wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE) and always set the example by wearing my own — except that one day when I made an exception.

  • 24 September 2023
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The Way You Train is the Way You Fight

As a senior NCO, I had the opportunity to influence many Soldiers over the years. Sometimes, however, my junior Soldiers impressed me instead of the other way around. One young Soldier affected the rest of my career — and even saved my life — by insisting on rehearsing rollover battle drills.

  • 17 September 2023
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Forklift Fundamentals

Here’s a quiz: Which four-wheeled vehicle is among the toughest, hardest-working and has, at times, a center of gravity several feet off the ground? If you guessed monster truck, you’d be wrong. The correct answer is forklift.

  • 17 September 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 935
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Hold On!

I am the supervisor of a field maintenance shop and have been in the military for more than 20 years. Driving and riding in automobiles and trucks is an everyday occurrence. What happened on this day, however, forever changed my view of driving.

  • 17 September 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 158
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Breaking the Chain

Typically, mishaps are the result of many contributing factors rather than a single event. If any link in the chain is broken, the scenario changes and the mishap can be avoided. This is not just an aviation safety officer’s words from a PowerPoint presentation. It’s a fact.

  • 10 September 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 217
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