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Always Be Prepared

Central Alaska is beautiful. The mountainous landscapes are truly a sight to behold. That’s assuming you’ve got good weather.

Your First Priority

While being a good Samaritan and responding to those in need may be instinctual for those of us in uniform, there are dangers and risks we are likely to encounter. I thought I kept myself well prepared to respond to civilian accidents until one day I decided to stop at a vehicle rollover on Interstate 5 in the middle of Portland, Oregon.

  • 27 August 2023
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Once Is All It Takes

When the night finally ended, my buddy asked, “Are you OK to drive?” Despite the amount of alcohol I drank, I thought I felt fine and believed my blood alcohol concentration was under the legal limit. I am embarrassed to say I was wrong, which I found out when I was pulled over by the local police and later arrested for driving under the influence.

  • 20 August 2023
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Failing Fast

The “so what” of this unfortunate incident is that the initial risk management worksheet didn’t discuss modifications to the training. By adding an assault team to the exercise, the unit incurred an additional risk.

  • 20 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Awareness: Your Best Defense

The bottom line is you need to assume that there is no common sense guiding the drivers around you. Ride safe, ride defensive, ride aware. It may take a little more time, but it just might save your life.

  • 20 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 210
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Remaining Focused

After three deployments to Iraq, I saw a trend developing in my unit. During the last 30 days of each deployment, we had an accident. What was causing this to happen — complacency, nerves, ego or just plain bad luck?

  • 13 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 208
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