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Let's Switch

What errors do you make while riding? Have you come up with any solutions to correct them? If not, I urge you to do so as soon as possible.

Too Big, Too Fast, Too Soon

I was stationed near Stuttgart, Germany, when I bought my first real motorcycle — a Kawasaki GT 750 — in 1986. Back then, if you had a motorcycle endorsement on your stateside driver license, they just added it to your U.S. Army, Europe, license.

  • 27 August 2015
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Drunk driving a focus for leaders in December

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and while not an official Army observance, it will serve as an important opportunity for leaders to engage their Soldiers on the hazards of drunk driving before the holiday exodus.

  • 24 August 2015
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Saved by the Helmet

It was a bright, sunny Arizona day near Fort Huachuca as my friend and I headed out to enjoy a ride on our motorcycles. Just three days earlier, I had purchased a new 1997 Suzuki TL1000S. This blood-red beast showed just 63 miles on the odometer as I turned south off Fry Boulevard onto State Highway 92.

  • 1 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Keeping Your Head

A motorcycle helmet is not a novelty; it’s a serious piece of safety gear that should be carefully selected and maintained.

  • 1 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Rule No. 1

On a long weekend, I headed down to Big Bend Ranch State Park for some moto-camping and to provide support for a 50-mile ultramarathon. While there, I broke Rule No. 1.

  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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