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Losing one Soldier to an unintended discharge from a service or privately owned weapon is one too many, but such accidents have been on the decline across the Army in recent months.

Anything Can Happen

It was a good training day. We were conducting a command-sponsored train-the-trainer event for M-249/M-240B machine gun qualification tables to show subordinate unit leaders what right looks like. So far, we had executed well and “right” looked pretty good.

  • 1 August 2015
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In a Rush to Human Error

I grew up in the Midwest and spent a large portion of my early childhood living out in the country. It was there I formed my earliest memories of using various firearms while under the direct supervision and training of my father.

  • 1 January 2015
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Winter Weapons Handling

Cold temperatures can greatly affect the maintenance, functioning and employment of infantry weapons. To properly handle and care for your weapon under a variety of adverse conditions, you must take temperature into consideration.

  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Is Anyone Downrange?

It was a typical day for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company scout platoon. Everyone came in early that day to pack and get ready for a field exercise.

  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Guilty
As the staff sergeant walked into the military courtroom to hear his fate, he had no idea what was about to happen to his military career. If he had only stopped and thought about what could go wrong, the sequence of events would certainly have been different.
  • 24 August 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1221
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