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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.
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
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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: 1263
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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: 4526
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Get to Know Your Manuals
Technical manuals are designed to ensure Soldiers and civilian personnel follow the proper procedures and heed safety warnings when operating or performing maintenance on equipment.
  • 1 February 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1248
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