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Layers of a Tragedy

During my first deployment to Afghanistan, my unit experienced an unfortunate mishap that cost a Soldier his life and cut short the military careers of three others.

Get Defensive

Like most Soldiers, I’ve read the articles and seen the posters that say, “Seat Belts Save Lives.” But I never really thought I would be involved in an accident. That all changed when I was in a life-threatening two-vehicle collision in Kuwait.

  • 22 May 2022
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Rushing to Injury

One Thursday, I was told to complete an annual service on an M939A1 fifth-wheel semi-truck. Every bay in the motor pool was being used for repairs, which meant I would have to conduct this service in the parking lot.

  • 9 May 2022
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Have You Conducted Sustainment Training Lately?

I believe that had it not been for this incident, our unit would have experienced a catastrophic mishap in the near future. Luck is not a control for risk management.

  • 10 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Go with Your Gut

My initial gut feeling of unease was warranted, but I ignored it. My inexperience as an instructor also blinded me to the possibility that my instructions were not fully understood by all equally.

  • 1 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Weather Threats in the Field

Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the arrival of the spring and summer months, they can expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments.

  • 6 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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