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Go with Your Gut

My initial gut feeling of unease was warranted, but I ignored it. My inexperience as an instructor also blinded me to the possibility that my instructions were not fully understood by all equally.

Weather Threats in the Field

Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the arrival of the spring and summer months, they can expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments.

  • 6 March 2022
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Prioritizing Heat-Illness Prevention

Severe cases can be life-threatening, but even mild heat illnesses can mean a person is at greater risk during future heat exposures.

  • 3 March 2022
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End of the Road

On this day, I let complacency cause one of our Soldiers to be injured. Because we’d traveled that same stretch of road countless times before without issue, we continued the maneuver at the same speed and vehicle spacing even though we had limited visibility.

  • 27 February 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Better Safe than Sorry

Suddenly, the FLA’s right-front end collapsed and the wheel disconnected from the hub assembly. The vehicle barreled through the wire fencing on the roadside at about 35 mph and skidded nearly 200 meters before coming to a stop.

  • 20 February 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Battling Boredom

Not all on-duty mishaps occur in tactical vehicles or aircraft. The things Soldiers do during downtime can just as easily affect mission readiness.

  • 6 February 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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