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The Weight of War
In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.
Over the Edge
It was the Saturday of the first battle assembly weekend in the new fiscal year, and a staff sergeant and a few of his Soldiers were conducting a recon. The plan was to take a HMMWV into the hills to find the perfect location for training. This plan would have worked out great had it not rained the past two days.
  • 7 August 2016
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Recovery Redo
My battalion was the last maneuver element to execute the brigade fire-control exercise. Our cavalry squadron and two infantry battalions executed the lane for several days in severe weather with no safety issues.
  • 1 July 2016
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A Shortcut to Failure
It was a typical multiple-unit training assembly five-drill weekend. The unit had planned a battalion field training exercise at an area a little over an hour away. Like most drill weekends, everyone seemed to have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.
  • 12 June 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Shelter from the Storm
Since fiscal 2005, at least 41 Soldiers have been injured by lightning strikes; three Soldiers died from their injuries and another suffered a permanent total disability.
  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1258
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Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction
The very nature of our profession as Soldiers — training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment — practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress.
  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 4519
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