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It was a typical summer night at the Joint Readiness Training Center — hot and humid. A unit was conducting an exercise that simulated an assault on a town and included mounted and dismounted Soldiers. Shortly after the exercise began, the light infantry dismounted from a truck about one kilometer from the objective and linked up with some M1 tanks.

How I Became a Heat Casualty

Never have I experienced anything as frightening as being a heat casualty. I will always remember the way my body felt and the emotions that were running through my mind when I succumbed to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

  • 9 April 2023
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Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness

Despite effective techniques to prevent heat-related medical conditions, military personnel continue to experience severe and sometimes fatal life-threatening heat-related illnesses during both training activities and combat.

  • 26 March 2023
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A Shocking Experience

Whenever I hear about lightning-related injuries in the military or civilian community, I always share my experience. My hope is that it provides a little awareness about the dangers of a potentially deadly natural phenomenon.

  • 19 March 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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When Production Overrides Safety

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.

  • 26 February 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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