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Ask any motorcyclist and they’ll tell you riding in the rain is not fun, especially if you’re not prepared for the reduced visibility and slick surfaces. Unfortunately, most riders never give much thought about how to handle losing control until it happens — and then they panic.

Why You Should be a Safety Salesperson

Most Army safety professionals did not seek out career paths to be business-minded salespeople. As unattractive as the role seems, this is a critical skill that must be adapted, learned and practiced. Safety within the Army does not happen without people. Organizations must develop acuity, grow partnerships and reduce barriers through reciprocal learning to increase success and drive initiatives.

  • 17 March 2024
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Not-so-Lucky Strikes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the chance of a person being struck by lightning is less than one in a million. I’ve been struck twice — and I don’t feel very lucky.

  • 10 March 2024
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Rushing Toward Disaster

Army aviation is a demanding profession. You quickly learn how important it is to recognize and control situations that can cause problems, like being in a hurry. My story happened during routine flight operations.

  • 10 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Seeing is Believing

When I deployed to Iraq as a cannon crewmember with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), each Soldier in my unit was supplied with two pairs of goggles. One pair provided protection during air assault missions, while the other offered ballistic protection. Even though the unit leaders instructed us to wear our goggles, it was not strictly enforced. Therefore, some Soldiers placed their goggles on their helmet. As a result, several Soldiers suffered eye injuries, with a few even losing their eyesight.

  • 3 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 209
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A Mistake-Making Business

While assigned to a 12-hour quick-reaction force shift in Regional Command-South, Afghanistan, my team prepped the assigned AH-64D as part of the attack weapons team (AWT). I was assigned run-up duty for the backup aircraft, which included preflight, run-up, communications and mission equipment checks to ensure they were fully mission capable (FMC).

  • 3 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 239
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