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Shoot to Thrill

So your 10-year-old comes to you and says, “Dad/Mom, I want to play paintball.” How would you respond?

Running on Empty

It was August in Tikrit, Iraq, and I was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance). The unit’s deployment had been extended from 12 to 15 months and morale was dim — at best. Eventually, though, a light at the end of the tunnel appeared.

  • 1 June 2016
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Warm Weather Woes

Now that we’re firmly entrenched in the Army’s most active training period — the spring and summer months — our focus is on heat illness prevention, and rightly so.

  • 29 May 2016
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Going Down with the Ship

Being that I’m very safety conscious, I’ve taken my share of boating courses and always carry more than the minimum requirement of protective gear whenever I go out on the water.

  • 8 May 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Losing Sight of Safety

It looked like an easy out when the ball left the burly right-hander’s bat — a grounder just a step or two to my left.

  • 18 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Never Trust a Turtle

It doesn’t matter how comfortable you are in the great outdoors. One lapse in judgment can turn a seemingly serene situation into a disaster.

  • 11 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1350
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