"Own The Edge" - Combat Readiness Center and Safety Awareness

Wednesday January 18, 2006

The U.S. Combat Readiness Center (CRC) has a series of CRC Safety Poster on their website to highlight the critical importance of safety consciousness for Soldiers.

As the Combat Readiness Center (CRC) continues to serve as a knowledge center for loss across the Army and study deaths to determine root causes, the following trends emerge:

1.) Junior leaders are the ones making decisions "where the rubber meets the road" that determine safe execution or unnecessary loss.

2.) Failure to apply and enforce the most basic standards and indiscipline is killing Soldiers.

The most disturbing trend is an increase in leaders involved in accidents. The same leaders who should be enforcing standards and mitigating risk are the ones having the accidents. In FY05, 33% of the Soldiers killed in POV accidents were in the rank of E5 to E7. Historically, the highest risk age group was 18-24 years old. Now, all age groups under 40 share the same death rate per 1,000 Soldiers.

Every Wednesday, Stand-To! will feature some aspect of safety awareness. Included will be messages and important information which will be a valuable resource. Stay tuned to see more articles and links regarding safety, awareness and guidelines.

Combat Readiness Center- Improving Combat Readiness... One Bootprint at a Time.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Modern Marvels - Battle Gear on The History Channel , Thursday, January 19 at 7:00pm EST.

From battle armor to bubble gum, you might be surprised by what soldiers have carried into battle--and what they'll carry in future wars. In this look at the development of weapons--from the Roman soldier's gladius to the M16 assault rifle to infrared scopes and biological weapons protection--discover the evolution of body armor--from knights to Kelvar-protected "Land Warriors". Also find out what the "Future Warrior" will look like.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Schoomaker predicts bigger, busier Army in '06 (ARNEWS)
  • Big guns reducing insurgents' attacks (S&S)
  • Army selects unit to test FCS (ARNEWS)
  • Pentagon Looks Into Recent Helicopter Crashes in Iraq (AFIS)
  • New aircraft, UAVs to shape future fight (ARNEWS)
  • Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers named to U.S. Bobsled Team (CFSC)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraqi tips lead to terrorists (ARNEWS)
  • 18th Airborne Corps Artillery Transfers Authority to 5th Corps (AFIS)
  • 94th Engineers leave their mark in Iraqi desert (S&S)
  • Terrorists among those killed in Pakistan (Newsday)
  • Suicide Bomber Kills Five, Wounds 18 in Iraq (AFIS)
  • Gunmen Kill 10 Security Guards in Iraq (WP)
  • Bremer Looks Back on Year in Iraq (NPR)

OF INTEREST

  • U.S. Journalist Shown As Hostage (WP | EB)
  • On Iran, West looks for a Plan B (CSM)
  • Sharon has surgery for new breathing tube (LA Daily News)
  • Iraq's President Predicts Unity Government (USAT | EB)
  • France Rejects Iranian Request for Talks (US News)
  • Baghdad Radio Lets Foes Talk Things Out (WT | EB)
  • Iran lifts ban on CNN after mistranslation (Chicago Tribune)

WORLD VIEW

  • Saudi efforts to settle the Syrian- Lebanese crisis (Arabic News)
  • North Korea's Kim vows to advance nuclear talks in China (Kerala)
  • Russia security services suppress several intl terror organitions (ITAR / TASS)
  • Leo Blair kidnap plot foiled (Evening Standard)
  • UN peacekeepers confront Ivorians (BBC)
  • The pope and the Koran (Jerusalem Post)
  • Selling panic closes Tokyo market (BBC)
  • U.S. Dangerous Move to Implement Its Nuclear War Scenario Blasted (DPRK News Service)

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