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Why Fitness Matters

An important aspect of being a member of the U.S. military service is to meet basic physical fitness standards established by Department of Defense instruction. The DOD requires each service to establish its own physical training program to measure fitness in a way determined most relevant to that service.

The Threat of Complacency

I’m not sure of the statistics, but there’s no doubt in my mind that numerous Army accidents have occurred because we, as Soldiers, have become complacent in our everyday activities.

  • 26 January 2022
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The Price of Ignoring Safety

Sadly, the principles of risk management were never used, which lead to a tough lesson learned. It doesn’t matter where or how a loss occurs, the result is the same — decreased combat power or mission effectiveness.

  • 9 January 2022
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Batteries Not Included

I believe the most dangerous period during a mobilization is the redeployment phase. It’s at this critical juncture that safety can seriously be degraded — if not ignored entirely — to complete the remaining tasks.

  • 8 December 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Enduring the Elements

Excitedly, I boarded the bus that would take me to cold-weather medicine training. I knew this school would enhance my capabilities significantly. What I didn’t know, however, was I’d end up a cold-weather injury victim.

  • 21 November 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Navigating Wintry Roads

Operating a military vehicle in snowy or icy conditions can be a challenge for any driver, especially if they’re not trained in winter driving techniques.

  • 1 November 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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