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Running on Empty

We’ve all been there — that “will-I-make-it” moment. If you’re lucky enough to have avoided that experience, then you’ve heard it from the mouths of others — probably accompanied with a few nervous chuckles. For most, it’s the first time, and hopefully last, as well as a valuable learning point.

Skipping Steps

It was the last month of our deployment and things were pretty routine. My back-seater and I were sitting in our Apache on Mustang ramp in Kandahar, Afghanistan, preparing for an air assault. We were on the auxiliary power unit, ensuring all our systems were functioning, when something caught my eye.

  • 1 May 2023
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If You Can't See It, Don't Cross It

The structure wasn’t exactly what comes to mind when picturing a bridge; it was more of a low water crossing. If not for the previous days’ rain, crossing this bridge would have been simple. Now, it was flooded.

  • 23 April 2023
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Untrained Drivers: A Dangerous Game

It was a typical summer night at the Joint Readiness Training Center — hot and humid. A unit was conducting an exercise that simulated an assault on a town and included mounted and dismounted Soldiers. Shortly after the exercise began, the light infantry dismounted from a truck about one kilometer from the objective and linked up with some M1 tanks.

  • 16 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Outlining Workplace Safety Responsibilities

Recently, it has come to the attention of the Sierra Army Depot safety office that there are still many misconceptions when it comes to health and safety responsibilities in the work center.

  • 16 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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How I Became a Heat Casualty

Never have I experienced anything as frightening as being a heat casualty. I will always remember the way my body felt and the emotions that were running through my mind when I succumbed to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

  • 9 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 412
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