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It was a normal summer day and I was halfway through my shift when the State Patrol Communications Center (SPCC) sent notice of a head-on collision involving injuries on a heavily traveled highway in northeastern Washington.

Staying Safe on Summer Road Trips

Whether it’s a summer vacation or upcoming permanent change of station (PCS) move, Soldiers, their families and other individuals soon will be setting out on road trips. Statistics indicate that more than 100 million Americans will take a family vacation this year.

  • 1 June 2021
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Time for a Change?

As a father, there were many life lessons I wanted to pass along to my children. Little did I know that some lessons were already being taught — and not the way I’d intended.

  • 25 April 2021
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Full Attention Required

Perhaps you know the type of overachiever who claims he can effectively carry out many tasks all at the same time. I’m one of those people. I can’t help it. Still, I know deep down I am more effective when I focus on one activity at a time.

  • 31 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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What Does It Take?

Several years ago, two Soldiers were killed when they hit an oncoming vehicle. They’d both been drinking and neither was wearing a seat belt. They’d been on their way to pick up a fellow Soldier and bring him back to a party. However, they never returned. What happened changed my life forever. I was their platoon sergeant.

  • 28 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Traffic Fatalities Rise despite COVID Lockdowns

Fatalities on U.S. highways rose 4.6% during the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 during the same period in 2019. Final statistics for the full year will not be released until this fall.

  • 8 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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