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The Day After

It’s always sad when a Soldier survives combat only to be killed in a preventable accident once they return home. My friend, John, was barely 20 years old when it happened to him. He was just trying to have a little fun. Life is sometimes cruel.

On Thin Ice
If there is one thing that’s true about safety, it’s that there are no new ways to create accidents. The same scenarios keep happening again and again. Sharing personal stories of these mishaps (or near mishaps) allows us to see patterns and the decisions leading up to the event.
  • 1 October 2014
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Young and Dumb
There I was, young and dumb, riding a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle with no helmet, goggles, gloves or any other personal protective equipment. There were about eight of us that day, and we were out of control.
  • 1 June 2014
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Truth and Consequences
For me, off-duty safety was just something I always had to hear about before being released for a long weekend. The message was always the same: Have a plan, wear your PPE, take a buddy and so on. Fortunately, I eventually got the message — but it nearly cost me my life.
  • 1 February 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Know Your Limits
On a beautiful winter day, my brothers and I set out for a snowmobiling trip at Island Park, Idaho. Although all three of us were experienced and seasoned riders, it had been awhile since my older brother and I had ridden. 
  • 1 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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ATVs: not to be underestimated

Millions of all-terrain vehicles are in use in the United States, and their popularity grows each year.

  • 11 December 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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