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Spring is here and along with it comes another push by emergency management professionals to prepare for hazards associated with warmer weather. Hazards vary throughout the country, but there’s one that can happen anywhere at any time — a tornado.

A Ride to Forget

It was a typical Monday morning as we prepared for a motorcycle ride. After our usual safety brief, my wife and I, along with two other senior NCOs and their wives, hit the road. I had no idea my life was about to change forever.

  • 1 April 2024
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Recognize, Retreat, Report

In the wake of two recent incidents involving the discovery and detonation of live grenades, the Army’s Three Rs Explosives Safety Program is increasing its efforts to raise awareness about the dangers associated with munitions.

  • 24 March 2024
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It's a Gas!

Since this was a weekday, I was hoping for an easy shift. Little did I know that wouldn’t be the case. At some point, rumors began circulating that a battalion-level room inspection was scheduled for the next morning. I watched the camera system as a cleaning frenzy ensued and bag after bag of garbage was marched out of the building and into an overflowing dumpster.

  • 17 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Keep the Rubber on the Road

Ask any motorcyclist and they’ll tell you riding in the rain is not fun, especially if you’re not prepared for the reduced visibility and slick surfaces. Unfortunately, most riders never give much thought about how to handle losing control until it happens — and then they panic.

  • 17 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 170
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Gone Too Soon

The few lights near the road flashed by on either side of Staff Sgt. Mark Jimenez as he accelerated on his Suzuki Hayabusa. He could hardly imagine what the nearly 200 horsepower of his first motorcycle could do. Nor could he imagine what was about to happen to him.

  • 3 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 186
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