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This Is It!

It was New Year’s Day and I’d spent the previous night celebrating by downing beers with my buddies. Crawling out of the rack about the following morning, I planned to hit the road for my girlfriend’s house. I’d gotten about seven hours of sleep, but I was still dragging. I washed down a bite to eat with a glass of water and was out the door.

Stranded in the Snow

Sometimes, we make decisions contrary to our training. When we leave the military environment at the end of a work day, a lot of us leave our risk management training at the door. I speak from experience. Even though I had quickly thought through some aspects of risk management, I did not necessarily implement all of the steps one winter day a couple of years ago.

  • 10 December 2023
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Overconfident and Underprepared

I’ve been driving since I was 16 years old. I’d like to think I’m a good driver with a safe driving record — barring the occasional speeding violation. The Army has provided me with very comprehensive driver training to make me aware of the hazards on the road. It took one of those lessons being reinforced the hard way for me to realize how important that training really is.

  • 26 November 2023
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Never Leave Safety to Chance

Many of us will hit the road this holiday season to spend time with family and friends. While you’re planning for the good times, don’t forget to plan for a safe road trip too.

  • 12 November 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Are Your Tires Winter Road Worthy?

Shorter days and cooler temperatures indicate winter is just on the horizon. As such, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz (USAG RP) encourages community members to start getting ready for winter weather now by acquiring the proper tires for their vehicles.

  • 15 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
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