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The FOB was just across the street from Jalalabad, and nothing much happened there during my entire stay — except for that one day.

Explosive Safety:  How the Army Ammunition Warrant  Officer Supports the Commander
The cardinal rule of explosive safety is to expose the minimum amount of personnel to the minimum amount of ammunition for the minimum amount of time required for mission accomplishment.
  • 13 May 2018
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Lack of Communication
Good radio communications were a key element of this operation; personnel were required to be under cover when disposal detonations were executed.
  • 18 February 2018
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Overriding Safety
Recently, I had the opportunity to investigate a rollover accident on an Army installation involving an explosives-laden vehicle. What I discovered opened my eyes as to how often production overrides safety.
  • 24 September 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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Mine All Mine
When I opened the box, I was amazed by what was inside — about 10 PMA-3 anti-personnel mines and five PROM-1 bounding-type APMs.
  • 9 April 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1345
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A Deadly Day on the Range

According to the saying, there are no new accidents, just new victims. This is evidenced by the fact that we continue to lose Soldiers to the same types of preventable accidents year after year despite the Army’s best efforts to keep them safe.

  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 2562
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