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The unit was tasked to refuel two Army tactical vehicles and provide a Soldier with driver training. To accomplish the mission, the Soldiers would travel on local roadways. They were given orders to clear the snow from their vehicles and conduct preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS). They were also briefed on the proper speeds for the winter road conditions.

In the Soup

In my cockpit, we started discussing turning around and how comfortable the crew felt. We communicated the idea to Chalk 1, and they said they could still make out terrain features. They were comfortable to proceed though the pass if we were good, so we continued.

  • 5 November 2023
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Disregarding the Controls

On a cold, breezy morning, two friends and I set out to duck hunt in the salt marshes of the North Carolina coast. I never imagined this trip could be my last.

  • 5 November 2023
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Surviving Motorcycle vs. Wildlife Encounters

Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I’ve had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • 22 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Safe and Efficient Execution

Many articles are written about situations that could have resulted in something catastrophic happening because of a momentary lapse in judgment. These are tough lessons to learn. However, I believe important lessons can also be learned when everything does go according to plan.

  • 22 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Like a Hole in the Head

About 20 years ago, I was a new private assigned to my first unit at Fort Hood, Texas. I was away from home for the first time and didn’t get back much during the holidays. In an effort to get me out of the barracks and away from the usual trouble young Soldiers sometimes get into, my squad leader invited me to go hunting.

  • 22 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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