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Winter Wipeout

I was knocked unconscious when my head struck the door pillar. The screaming voice of a motorist who had stopped to render aid woke me up. I had a massive headache but was otherwise uninjured.

Pedestrian Crossing

The Army is not immune to pedestrian accidents. According to U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center statistics, over the past four fiscal years, at least 21 Soldiers died in pedestrian mishaps.

  • 5 December 2021
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Speed-Related Deaths Up in 2021

The National Safety Council estimate for total motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2021 was 21,450, up 16% from 18,480 in 2020 and up 17% from 18,384 in 2019.

  • 5 November 2021
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Never Ignore the Signs

As the transition to my next duty assignment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, neared, I decided to take the family on a vacation to Orlando, Florida. We all had busy schedules at home and were excited to finally take a break. So, we packed our bags and headed down I-95 South to Walt Disney World.

  • 24 October 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Always Be Prepared

Have you ever wondered how a Soldier feels after coming home from a deployment in a country like Iraq or Afghanistan? After living in dangerous and demanding conditions for a year or more, some of us feel incredibly strong — almost invincible. That feeling of invincibility got me into a dangerous situation one winter.

  • 17 October 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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A Preventable Tragedy

I had just filled up my car and eased back onto Interstate 40 when I spotted a smoking mass of twisted metal ahead. I safely pulled my company truck to the side of the road, grabbed the fire extinguisher from the back and ran to the vehicle.

  • 26 September 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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