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Most of my flying for the past 30 years as a reservist and civilian pilot has been under visual meteorological conditions. Therefore, I am accustomed to flying with most of my attention focused outside the cockpit.
Lost in Alabama
The thought of getting lost in your home country with GPS and cellphone technology readily available may seem far-fetched and ridiculous. I’m here with real-world experience to tell you that it is indeed possible — and could happen to you.
  • 1 April 2014
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The Hard Way
Working around large factory equipment is inherently dangerous. Mix in losing situational awareness and you have an accident waiting to happen. Here’s my story about learning a lesson the hard way.
  • 1 April 2014
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Just Say No
When we are tired, we sometimes make mistakes we wouldn't normally make. This incident taught me that although I was just trying to help, sometimes you just have to say no. I will use this lesson for the rest of my career. 
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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No Do-overs
In late 1992, a young staff sergeant named Johnson died in a motorcycle accident. He had owned the motorcycle only four days. If we knew then what we know today, could this Soldier’s death have been prevented?  
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Out of Darkness
The city of Tucson, Ariz., rests in a valley surrounded by four separate mountain ranges. I’ve spent much of my adult life exploring those ranges inside and out. One of my favorite activities is caving. This particular trip, however, left me with several lessons learned.
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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