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It's a Mindset
When I went to work that morning, I never thought I would later be sitting in the emergency room with one broken hand and a piece of metal in the palm of the other. Complacency and overconfidence had won the day.
Train the Way You Fight
As a senior NCO, I had the opportunity to influence many Soldiers over the years. Sometimes, however, my junior Soldiers impressed me instead of the other way around.
  • 16 July 2017
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Wait and Acclimate
Dehydration, lack of acclimatization, blazing temperatures, high humidity and heavy workloads can rapidly lead to heat illnesses. Heat cramps or heat exhaustion, if undetected or left untreated, can rapidly lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal.
  • 9 July 2017
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Drinking to Death
The profession of arms is inherently dangerous. Every Soldier knows that when they take the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, they could lose their life.
  • 11 June 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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Attack of the Water Buffaloes
The Profession of Arms can be difficult. At times, it involves missions in the extreme heat while wearing body armor and carrying weapons, ammunition and other gear.
  • 21 May 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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Never Sacrifice Training
If there is one thing I have learned from this incident, it is accidents like this one can be prevented by leaders who take the time to properly train Soldiers on how to safely operate Army vehicles.
  • 7 May 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1360
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