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Self Storage
While in Afghanistan on my fourth deployment, I was stationed at Forward Operating Base Findlay-Shields, which was one of the safest locations I’d been over the past 10 years. The FOB was just across the street from Jalalabad, and nothing much happened there during my entire stay — except for that one day.
What Would You Do?
What do more than 900 combat flight hours, four deployments, over 30 presidential protective details and 22 IEDs disabled have in common? The answer is none gave me the kind of angst as a decision I had to make in the summer of 1998. Sound strange? Read on. 
  • 1 June 2014
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Handle with Care
Weapons are designed to disable designated enemy personnel and, in the hands of properly trained Soldiers, accomplish this task exceptionally well. We must remember, however, a weapon is the instrument of its operator. 
  • 1 May 2014
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Understanding Weapons Safety
Soldiers depend on leaders to have the knowledge, skills and ability to lead and instruct classes that deal with all forms of safety. When it comes to weapons safety, we have to be the subject matter experts.
  • 1 March 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Everyone is a Range Safety
I had just assumed command of my company and was eager to gauge my unit’s range safety program. My predecessor couldn’t execute a thorough handoff with me before I took over; therefore, I had a lot to learn about my new Soldiers. 
  • 1 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 14378
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A Tragic Function Check
Weapons maintenance should be treated as a scheduled event and supervised. Watching movies or other distractions are contributing factors to inattentiveness and can cause accidents.
  • 1 August 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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