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Playing with Fire

Soldiers remain indoors much more during the cold winter months than in the spring and summer, when the weather is sunny and pleasant. In some cases, this means many appliances and electronic devices will remain plugged in and running for longer periods of time, which can increase the risk of an accidental fire.

Merge Right

A few years ago, my family and I drove from North Carolina to Florida to visit my in-laws for the holidays. As we made the roughly 600-mile, 10-hour trip, I was reminded how important it is that people share the road courteously and responsibly.

  • 1 November 2015
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Keep Going in the Snow

Driving is a challenging task. Traffic, road construction, rain, kids making noise, the radio and ringing cellphones can all be very distracting. Couple that with slick wintry roads, black ice, snow and sleet and you’ve added a whole new element to driving.

  • 30 October 2015
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Grief and Guilt

What started off as a great day took a horrifying turn that will have a lifelong effect on my family. I hope sharing our story will help prevent others from ever having to deal with a similar heartbreaking accident.

  • 30 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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The Other Driver

Road trips can be dangerous, so I always take the steps I think are necessary to be prepared. I plan ahead, check my route on the map and make sure my vehicle is serviced and ready to go. However, I could never have anticipated what happened to my family on a Sunday in Florida.

  • 1 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10377
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Real Men Read Manuals

I have heard it said several times, “Real men don’t read directions.” Apparently, some people think the idea of actually paying attention to all the papers (directions, manuals, safety notices) included with a new purchase is unnecessary to fully understand how that item works.

  • 1 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10058
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