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Some things are more important than rank. Be willing to listen to anyone who is knowledgeable about the hazards you are facing and understands how to use risk management to mitigate them.

What Does It Take?
In April 1989, two Soldiers were killed when they hit an oncoming vehicle. They’d both been drinking and neither was wearing a seat belt. They’d been on their way to pick up a fellow Soldier and bring him back to a party. However, they never returned. What happened changed my life forever. I was their platoon sergeant.
  • 1 October 2014
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Roadrageous
While I was attending the Aviation Maintenance Technician Course as a part of my Warrant Officer Basic Course at Fort Eustis, Virginia, my wife and 2-year-old daughter came for a visit. This weekend allowed us to spend some quality family time together, but it was also memorable for a very ugly and scary event that happened on the roadway.
  • 1 October 2014
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Long Road Home
For service members, the first few weeks of reintegration after a long combat tour are crucial. We have to discard basic actions of doing even the smallest tasks that kept us safe during a time of danger.
  • 1 September 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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On Top of the World
I was on the top of the world. I’d just been promoted to master sergeant, and my colonel, a man I really admired, pinned on my stripes and made me officer in charge of the transportation section. My commanding officer said he had faith that I could handle it.
  • 1 September 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 11005
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Surviving Black Ice
It’s a typical mid-January Monday morning. The weekend ended too soon and the long grind of the work week looms ahead. You start your normal morning routine — making coffee, eating breakfast, taking a shower, dressing and warming up the car. The sun still hasn’t peeked over the distant horizon, and the temperature dropped well below freezing last night. Looks like a good time to try out that new winter jacket you got for Christmas.
  • 24 August 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1354
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