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Outside of combat (and Thanksgiving with the in-laws), few endeavors are as fraught with danger as driving. Each year, there are more than 30,000 traffic fatalities in America. It almost makes the run to Kabul look sane. And yet, every day we see people behind the wheel eating, texting, reading — doing just about anything but watching the road.

A Significant Emotional Event
  • 10 March 2020
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Err on the Side of Safety

A few years ago, my girlfriend, Allison, and I decided to take a trip during spring break to a nice costal town in Oregon named Seaside. We made the arrangements, checked the weather and packed accordingly. Little did we know that this trip would teach us the importance of always planning for the unexpected.

  • 1 March 2020
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Expect the Unexpected

My wife and daughter were home in New York, waiting for my return to start an 11-hour drive to North Carolina. This was going to be a very long day.

  • 16 February 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Hard Habit to Break

Without thinking, I found myself about to run a red light. For a moment, I thought I was back in Iraq. It took me a second to remember I wasn’t — that I was now home in the states.

  • 9 February 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Following Through

Soldiers do a pretty good job of integrating risk management into their professional decision-making process. Rarely do you catch us blatantly disregarding written procedures.

  • 1 January 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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