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Shock to the System
I’m not scared of anything — well, except electricity. There’s something unnerving about it. Unfortunately, just about everything requires electricity nowadays, and sometimes I am required to (reluctantly) work closely with it. 
Lessons Learned
As a father, there were many life lessons I wanted to pass along to my children. Little did I know that some lessons were already being taught — and not the way I’d intended. I learned that on a wet December evening when we received the phone call every parent dreads.
  • 1 May 2014
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Check Your Pubs
Fixed-wing flying is a different animal than what we have grown accustomed to in our Army helicopters. I was fortunate enough to learn at a young aviation age that you need to ensure that you always have all of the necessary publications prior to taking off. 
  • 1 May 2014
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Out with the Tide
As avid Jet Skiers, my wife and I have been riding on the water for nearly 20 years. We each have our own Jet Ski and consider ourselves to be very skilled riders. We learned, however, that complacency and overconfidence in your abilities can trump experience. 
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Life or Death?
No matter how safe you think you are on your motorcycle, you’re still at risk of other drivers not seeing you. I did everything right that day and still ended up in the hospital. Fortunately, I was wearing all of my protective gear and only suffered minor injuries.
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Flying Blind
As we departed Farah on a medevac mission, everything was going well. Visibility was excellent and we had plenty of illumination. Then we ran into visibility issues — an unforecasted dust storm.
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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