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It was a little nerve-racking to ride in a car after returning from Iraq. As any combat veteran who consistently went outside the wire will tell you, every pothole or pile of trash on the side of the road was a threat. When you return home, it’s natural to think the same.  
Up in Flames
I have always taken safety seriously. However, after 18 years of sitting through the same safety classes over and over again, they tend to become mundane.
  • 1 August 2014
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Asleep at the Wheel
I went to the local airport looking to build fixed-wing time. The only requirement I placed on my instruction was it had to conform to the budget of a newly unemployed CW2 with a wife, two kids and no real savings. In other words, it had to be free.
  • 1 August 2014
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Water Wise
As we prepared to deploy to Iraq, my brigade was inundated with information stressing the importance of proper hydration. None of us wanted to be a noncombat casualty and, thereby, a hindrance to our fellow Soldiers and the mission, so we all took the message to heart.
  • 1 August 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Pavement Problems
On my cross-country trip last summer, I was surprised to see that highways in general have deteriorated over the past several years. One major hazard I encountered was deep ruts in paved roads. And they were surprisingly hazardous. 
  • 1 August 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 11016
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Attention to Detail
It is something we have all heard stories about — taking off and forgetting something on preflight or throughflight until someone remembers because of a procedure or something being said. Well, it finally happened to our crew.
  • 1 August 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10651
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