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It was 0200, and the Soldiers were fast asleep. Exhausted by the OPTEMPO of the field training exercise, they had hastily set up their cots in unmarked positions near the perimeter of the battalion main command post, ready to tear down and move out the next day.
Cold weather injuries are preventable
With cooler temperatures approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is advising Soldiers to anticipate and mitigate their risk of cold weather injury, whether they’re deployed, participating in field training exercises or enjoying recreational time off with family and friends.
  • 24 August 2015
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Good, Good, Good, Good Hydration
Team sports can be a great way for Soldiers to exercise and bond. However, when not done safely, they can also be a significant hazard that adversely impacts the effectiveness and readiness of an organization.
  • 1 August 2015
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Road Hazard
I am currently deployed to Kuwait. While I don’t have much interaction with the locals, I do occasionally leave the safety of Camp Arifjan and venture into Kuwait City. When I do, I always find myself in a chaotic driving free-for-all.
  • 1 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Operationalizing Risk Management
As a former battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, I encountered dozens of hazards on a daily basis that I and many of the leaders in our organization took for granted. This is not to say we were a high-risk unit or had poor standards and discipline.
  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 12168
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Let the Good Times Roll
Everyone in the military has their own reasons for joining. I volunteered because I needed to support my growing family. I almost ended my life and military career at age 19, however, when I — like so many Soldiers before and after me — rolled a HMMWV.
  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10137
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