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It’s an annual ritual: With fall and winter approaching, the days get shorter and the temperature slowly drops. As cooler weather approaches, it’s crucial that Soldiers understand the importance of protecting themselves to avoid becoming a cold weather injury statistic.
The Weight of War
In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.
  • 14 August 2016
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Over the Edge
It was the Saturday of the first battle assembly weekend in the new fiscal year, and a staff sergeant and a few of his Soldiers were conducting a recon. The plan was to take a HMMWV into the hills to find the perfect location for training. This plan would have worked out great had it not rained the past two days.
  • 7 August 2016
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Recovery Redo

My battalion was the last maneuver element to execute the brigade fire-control exercise. Our cavalry squadron and two infantry battalions executed the lane for several days in severe weather with no safety issues.

  • 1 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Shortcut to Failure

It was a typical multiple-unit training assembly five-drill weekend. The unit had planned a battalion field training exercise at an area a little over an hour away. Like most drill weekends, everyone seemed to have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.

  • 12 June 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1341
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Shelter from the Storm

Since fiscal 2005, at least 41 Soldiers have been injured by lightning strikes; three Soldiers died from their injuries and another suffered a permanent total disability.

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1301
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