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Ignorance Isn't Bliss

One of the bad things about off-roading is you never know when a good time might turn into a nightmare. If you’ve ever left the relative safety of the asphalt on two, three or four wheels, you know exactly what I am talking about. Here’s how my good time went bad.

Head Gear

A helmet is the most critical piece of personal protective equipment a rider will wear. According to Army policy, riders are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or ATV. It only makes sense if you want to prevent traumatic and fatal head injuries.

  • 1 March 2016
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Snowmobile Safety

I grew up in central Maine, so you can imagine winter sports were an integral part of my life. With nearly six months a year of snow, I learned at a young age that snowmobiling could be a great way to get rid of those winter blues. I also learned the importance of wearing the proper personal protective equipment and being prepared for the unexpected.

  • 1 December 2015
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Stranded in the Tundra

The back country can be very unforgiving of mistakes. Before you go out, make sure you’ve got a good plan to come back.

  • 1 November 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Hunting for Trouble

It was late November in southern Mississippi. The weather throughout the week had been cool with scattered showers — conditions just right for a great weekend of deer hunting.

  • 1 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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I Knew Better

Young men and women volunteer for pilot training to fulfill often long-held desires to break the bonds of the earth. The luster of flying eventually fades for some; but for the rest of us, aviation remains an important life focus.

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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