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Combatives training is an important part of being a prepared Soldier. It provides the skills to help you protect yourself, as well as your comrades, in combat. Unfortunately, this training can sometimes take Soldiers out of the fight if they don’t take the proper precautions.

Talking Trash

There I was — right in the middle of all the action as the 101st Airborne Division rolled through Iraq in its quest to remove Saddam Hussein from power. As dramatic as that may sound, we also did a lot of uninteresting tasks during my time in Iraq, such as setting up assembly areas in the middle of the desert.

  • 1 December 2015
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The Cold, Hard Facts

As a Soldier today, you are neither poorly trained nor poorly equipped, nor are you lacking caring leaders. So why bother writing about cold injuries? Unfortunately, it’s because they continue to happen, even though they are preventable.

  • 30 November 2015
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Beware of the Blister

Most of us have experienced the pain of a friction blister. These injuries form when an object, such as a sock, shoe or strap, is repeatedly moved across a part of the body with enough force to cause the layers of skin to release heat.

  • 1 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Winter Road Rules

Whether you’re a newly licensed driver or an experienced 88M with a “gazillion” miles logged, reduced traction from snow, ice and rain can make driving during the winter months especially dangerous.

  • 30 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Dirty and Used

I have been blessed in my career with outstanding noncommissioned officers who knew what needed to be done to keep Soldiers safe. I truly believe they were the only reason I was able to successfully conduct those ranges without any injury.

  • 1 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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