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I had just gotten gas and pulled back onto Interstate 40 when I spotted a smoking mass of twisted metal ahead. I pulled my company truck to the side of the road, grabbed the fire extinguisher from the back and ran to the vehicle. I was the only person who stopped. Everyone else just kept driving past the scene.

Watch the Road

As a longtime motorcycle enthusiast and fan of riding periodicals, I read about various strategies for avoiding accidents. Articles warn of traffic-related problems motorcyclists encounter all too frequently — drivers backing out of driveways, oncoming drivers turning left and drivers in the left lane suddenly turning right.

  • 1 January 2015
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In the Can

Have you ever wondered how a Soldier feels after coming home from a deployment in a country like Iraq? After living in dangerous and demanding conditions for a year or more, some of us feel incredibly strong — almost invincible. That feeling of invincibility got me into a dangerous situation during the winter of 2007.

  • 1 January 2015
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The Santa Safety Speech

‘Twas the night before Christmas and at the Claus place, Ol’ Santa was angry and turning red in the face.

  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10440
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Here, There and Everywhere Between

I thought working at Fort Drum, New York, for more than 18 years had given me a pretty good feel on how to gauge weather conditions. My complacency and overconfidence one winter day, however, made me question not only my “weather nose,” but also my sanity.

  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10485
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Practice What You Preach

It took me almost getting killed or seriously injured to learn the value of practicing what I preach — seat belts save lives. Learn from my close call, just as I did, and always buckle up for safety.

  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10475
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