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On Thin Ice
If there is one thing that’s true about safety, it’s that there are no new ways to create accidents. The same scenarios keep happening again and again. Sharing personal stories of these mishaps (or near mishaps) allows us to see patterns and the decisions leading up to the event.
Maturity is a Must
In my younger years as an enlisted Marine, I had all the qualities of an effective warfighter — strength, tenacity, energy, speed and fearlessness. Those qualities, however, didn’t necessarily translate well to safe motorcycle riding.
  • 1 October 2014
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Listen to Your MOM
It’s once again time to start thinking about winterizing your motorcycle — especially if you live in a cold climate such as Fort Drum, New York, or Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
  • 1 October 2014
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The Preventable Wreck
A buddy of mine, Sgt. Jones, volunteered to be one of the drivers for the company’s M35 two-and-a-half-ton truck. Jones was looking forward to getting out of Iraq for a couple of days and taking advantage of the swimming pool at Camp Arifjan, a logistics base in Kuwait. He wouldn’t make it, though, thanks to some poor decision-making.
  • 1 October 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10380
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Think Beyond the Target
I’m thankful I used my 33 years of military training and considered what was beyond my target. A poor split-second decision could have changed both of our lives forever.
  • 1 September 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 11073
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Hanging Around
Every hunting season brings new stories about successful outings, big trophies and near misses. Unfortunately, it also brings new stories about serious accidents — most of which could have been avoided with a little common sense and proper safety equipment.
  • 1 September 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 11848
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