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Guiding Right
Before deploying to Iraq, our transportation unit was understrength, so other Soldiers in the state that had an 88M military occupational specialty (transportation) were pulled from their units to head out with us. This caused some unforeseen issues.
When Training Becomes Too Real
Failing to use the principles of risk management can lead to a tough lesson learned. It doesn’t matter where or how a loss occurs, the result is the same — decreased combat power or mission effectiveness.
  • 1 February 2016
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You Bet Your Life
Would you go to Las Vegas and bet your life on one spin of the roulette wheel? I hope not! You’d probably question the intelligence of anyone willing to make such a gamble.
  • 1 January 2016
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Giving the Finger
The day started out normally as I left for work as an operator of a HEMTT fueler for an aviation unit. When I arrived, I called a friend and wished her a happy anniversary. Little did I know this would also become an anniversary for me. Unfortunately, it’s not one I care to celebrate.
  • 1 January 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Staying in the Fight
Combatives training is an important part of being a prepared Soldier. It provides the skills to help you protect yourself, as well as your comrades, in combat. Unfortunately, this training can sometimes take Soldiers out of the fight if they don’t take the proper precautions.
  • 1 January 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Talking Trash
There I was — right in the middle of all the action as the 101st Airborne Division rolled through Iraq in its quest to remove Saddam Hussein from power. As dramatic as that may sound, we also did a lot of uninteresting tasks during my time in Iraq, such as setting up assembly areas in the middle of the desert.
  • 1 December 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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