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Everyone has heard the saying, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?” That same saying can be applied to driving. We just change the wording a bit so it says, “If a vehicle gets into an accident and your vehicle is not around, do you have to be involved?” The answer is “no.”

Have a Plan

Winter weather can wreak havoc on roadways. Whether you live in Alaska or Alabama, here are some tips to help keep you safe.

  • 11 December 2022
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A Deafening Silence

This tragic — but preventable — accident was a very difficult lesson to learn. I did several things right that night. I didn’t get behind the wheel after drinking and I wore my seat belt when we made that fateful trip to the store for food and drinks. But I also failed. I didn’t ensure everyone else in the truck was buckled up. Unfortunately, it cost two people, including my best friend, their lives.

  • 4 December 2022
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A Cold Introduction

My first assignment after entering active duty was on Fort Drum, New York. As someone who’d spent his entire life in South Carolina and Georgia, it was an environmental shock to say the least.

  • 27 November 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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DWI in Texas: Everything You Should Know

An arrest for driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence can have a devastating impact on a Soldier’s military career. This article focuses on a state with one of the largest military footprints — Texas. The costs vary by county.

  • 14 November 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Backroad Blunder

I grew up in Hawaii. You know what that’s like — warm, sunny weather just about every day. Our summer temperatures typically run in the mid- to high 80s, with winter cold snaps plunging the mercury into the mid- to low 80s. My only previous winter driving had been at Fort Rucker in the polar regions of south Alabama.

  • 13 November 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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