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Ready, Aim ... Fire?
I was the unit supply sergeant for an infantry company at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq. We were in the process of getting replacements for our two Marine platoons so they could rotate out.
By the Book
Whether you fly or drive, we’ve all seen those same famous words in our operator’s manuals: NOTES, WARNINGS, and CAUTIONS! These simple messages are printed for a reason, and here is a recent example that highlights their importance.
  • 1 January 2017
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Driver training: a top leader priority

As the world’s premier land force, our Army relies on the safe conduct of vehicle operations to accomplish missions of every magnitude. From combat operations to routine motor pool functions in garrison, drivers and vehicle crews provide critical support to the force. Accidents in Army Motor Vehicles and Army Combat Vehicles, however, have historically been a leading cause of on-duty Soldier deaths.

  • 8 December 2016
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Fighting Fatigue

Because losing is not an option and the cost of poor performance is high, the Army continuously strives to find ways to improve the mental and physical capacity of its Soldiers.

  • 8 December 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Maintenance Mayhem - Breaking the Cycle

Ever heard the saying, “Be sure to use the right tool for the right job?” That’s sound advice in the Army as most military occupational specialties rely heavily on equipment maintainers and their tools.


  • 6 December 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1994
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Heat Can Kill You

When a Soldier collapsed and later died following training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in July 2016, it demonstrated a rare, but real, health threat: drinking too much water. Physical exertion in high heat conditions and overhydrating can kill you.

  • 6 December 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 3081
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