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Frost Bitten

Warm, sunny weather is what most folks think about when it comes to the southern United States. It’s not just warm, but downright hot several months of the year. But the other extreme is also true. Winters can be brutal, even if we don’t have a lot of snow.

Fit on the Field

Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • 1 January 2015
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Convoy Tragedy

In 2008, I was part of the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion, 555th Combat Engineer Brigade. The unit was reassigned from Kirkuk, in the northern region of Iraq, to Tallil Air Base in the south.

  • 1 December 2014
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Navigating Risk Management

When we woke the class at 0445 to prepare for a land navigation performance evaluation, the air was already thick and humid. All of the candidates were anxious because their most feared event was finally upon them.

  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Different Kind of Overconfidence

You hear a lot about overconfidence in the military and how it causes Soldiers to become complacent or take unnecessary risks. Whether it’s a feeling of invincibility or just a Soldier’s ego, overconfidence is a problem leaders deal with constantly.

  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Snowblind

If snow or ice on a vehicle contributes to a mishap, whether it’s due to you or someone else exercising bad judgment or actions, it’s not bad luck. It’s irresponsible and shows a total disregard for others’ safety.

  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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