STAND TO!

Edition: Tue, October 11, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

We are an Army at war. The challenge of the Global War on Terrorism demands the highest level of leadership and Soldier proficiency. We cannot be risk-averse; our Soldiers are our most valuable combat asset. Therefore, reducing preventable accidents throughout our formations is fundamental to protecting our combat readiness.
(Adapted from CSA's message dated 11 Dec 03)

Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the United States Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

United States Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC)

The United States Army Combat Readiness Center- CRC is the center of gravity for all losses, that is, deaths, and central repository for all loss-related information. This means that the CRC gathers data on all losses - accident, combat, medical, and criminal. The CRC will connect the dots among all Army losses and provide quick distribution of information (48 hours from the incident) and distribution of knowledge (6 weeks from the incident) to keep future losses to the irreducible minimum.

- The former United States Army Safety Center (USASC) was transformed into the US Army Combat Readiness Center (CRC).
See the link to the memorandum: Transformation of the United States Army Safety Center

- CRC is the Army's focal point for analyzing accidents, serious incident, and combat loss reports.

- Responsible for identifying lessons learned and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to mitigate and prevent future losses.

- Gathers data on all losses - accident, combat, medical, and criminal.

- Enhances combat readiness and preserve combat power.

- The Director of Army Safety retains the same responsibilities for safety as before the CRC was established. The expanded mission now directs that he also "advance the principles, understanding, and practice of Composite Risk Management (CRM)".

For more information, please visit the CRC Homepage: crc.army.mil

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ARMY SPORTS

Tony Schumacher captured his 7th victory of the season by winning the NHRA race in Ennis, TX this weekend. This victory moved him ahead of 2nd place driver Larry Dixon by 268 points. Joe Nemechek finished in 20th place this weekend in Kansas. There were no stops for our cowboys or bull riders this weekend on the Wrangler Tour or Built Ford Tough Series, but next weekend our bull riders will be back in action in Columbus.

NASCAR
Race: Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods at Kansas Speedway
Driver: Joe Nemechek Qualified: 16 Finished: 20
Rank: 15 (no movement from last week)
Next race: October 15th, UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway

NHRA
Race: O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX
Driver: Tony Schumacher Qualified: 3
Finished: Won the race defeating Doug Herbert
Rank: 1 (268 points ahead of Larry Dixon)