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Fire in the Hole!

It was a breezy spring morning on a demolition range in California. I clearly recall our newly assigned platoon leader telling us to make sure we expended all explosives because the boss said to not turn in anything.

Very Deadly Events

Tracked vehicle rollovers may not be as common in today’s Army as they were in the past, but they still occur. Because of the many variants of tracked vehicles in the Army, a rollover can have different consequences.

  • 7 February 2021
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Closing the Shortcut Road

As the TC says, it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure the Soldiers we put behind the wheel of any Army vehicle have the training that can save their lives as well as the lives of those sharing the road.

  • 10 January 2021
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Everyone is a Range Safety

It was a drill weekend and we were heading to the range for hand grenade training. I had just assumed command of my company and was eager to gauge my unit’s range safety program. My predecessor couldn’t execute a thorough handoff with me before I took over; therefore, I had a lot to learn about my new Soldiers.

  • 1 January 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Range Irresponsibility

A major component of any training, military or civilian, is risk reduction. The only way for it to be effective is to implement risk management and not get careless.

  • 8 November 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Up in Smoke

Just about every Soldier has experienced the CS grenade. While the gas may be uncomfortable, it's an effective training tool and everyone is OK after a short period of time — especially if they’re wearing a protective mask. I learned, however, that these types of grenades can be dangerous if you lose focus during training.

  • 25 October 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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