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The last thing you want to hear from the backseat while flying an instrument approach in an AH-64 is, “Oh, crap! I’ve got the controls!” That’s exactly what I heard just before a steep-diving left turn. I think my heart was in my throat. 
Breaking the Chain
It was an average summer day in August 2008. I was halfway through my shift when the State Patrol Communications Center sent notice of a head-on collision involving injuries on a heavily traveled highway in northeastern Washington state.
  • 1 July 2014
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The Human Chock Block
Experience has taught me to read the maintenance manual every time I work on my vehicle. It lists the dangers that can be involved with any of the components on which I may be working. 
  • 1 July 2014
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Luck isn’t a Safety Plan
To prevent accidents, we need to take a link out of the chain of events that lead to the mishap. This accident could have easily ended differently. And while luck is not part of the Army Safety Program, this event did have some good fortune.
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
The ride south over the Siskiyou Mountains from Oregon to California started out cool enough. Up at 4,000 feet, it was chilly enough that I was glad I had added the jacket liner and neck warmer. But a hundred miles later, as I descend into the Sacramento Valley, the temperature begins to soar. 
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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The Invisible Enemy
The nature of our business requires Soldiers to always be prepared to operate in severe weather conditions with extreme temperatures; however, heat injuries can occur even when temperatures aren’t extreme.
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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