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You hear a lot about overconfidence in the military and how it causes Soldiers to become complacent or take unnecessary risks. Whether it’s a feeling of invincibility or just a Soldier’s ego, overconfidence is a problem leaders deal with constantly.
Snowblind
If snow or ice on a vehicle contributes to a mishap, whether it’s due to you or someone else exercising bad judgment or actions, it’s not bad luck. It’s irresponsible and shows a total disregard for others’ safety.
  • 1 November 2014
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Sleepless in the Saddle
Eight hours of sleep isn’t a luxury we’re all afforded. Unfortunately, it isn’t one of those basic needs your body can do without for long. I eventually found out you’ve got to pay your sleep debt.
  • 1 October 2014
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Look, Don’t Touch
Prior to our 2008 deployment to a small fire base in Iraq, our unit was told we’d be getting three M114 HMMWVs equipped with the Automatic Fire Extinguishing System. Since no one knew anything about the AFES, we were given a nice PowerPoint presentation to explain the system’s capabilities. While the presentation was informative, it later became apparent that a few of us didn’t pay close attention to it.
  • 1 October 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Loud and Clear

Today’s Army vehicles provide Soldiers with more protection against enemy threats than ever before. These advancements, however, have come at a price for some crews who’ve had to cope with restricted outside visibility and altered vehicle handling. As the Army continues to field and improve its combat vehicles, the need for effective crew coordination is essential for Soldiers to safely and effectively complete their mission.

  • 1 October 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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The Preventable Wreck
A buddy of mine, Sgt. Jones, volunteered to be one of the drivers for the company’s M35 two-and-a-half-ton truck. Jones was looking forward to getting out of Iraq for a couple of days and taking advantage of the swimming pool at Camp Arifjan, a logistics base in Kuwait. He wouldn’t make it, though, thanks to some poor decision-making.
  • 1 October 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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