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Recently, I had the opportunity to investigate a rollover mishap on an Army installation involving an explosives-laden vehicle. What I discovered opened my eyes as to how often production overrides safety.

Learn the Signs

With traumatic injuries, such as those seen in combat or vehicle accidents, it’s hard to know which injured Soldier needs care first. Sometimes, however, the Soldier that looks OK is the one who’s in most desperate need of help.

  • 12 February 2023
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Safety Takes a Backseat

Movement operations might not sound dangerous, and they’re certainly not all that glamorous. As my unit’s movement officer, I must confess I wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of moving our equipment — all 1,500 pieces — from theater and being the last to arrive home.

  • 29 January 2023
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A State of Being

We started our movement shortly after dark and all was uneventful for the first hour. My squad leader was training me on the “finer points” of driving while towing the tool van.

  • 15 January 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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WARNING: Wheels Might Come Off

Whether you fly or drive, we’ve all seen those same famous words in our operator’s manuals: NOTES, WARNINGS and CAUTIONS! These simple messages are printed for a reason, and here is an example that highlights their importance.

  • 8 January 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Driver Training: A Top Priority

As the world’s premier land force, our Army relies on safe vehicle operations to accomplish missions of every magnitude. From combat operations to routine motor pool functions in garrison, drivers and vehicle crews provide critical support to the force. Accidents in Government Motor Vehicles (GMV), however, have historically been a leading cause of on-duty Soldier deaths.

  • 11 December 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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