Soldiers believe we are immune to“Murphy.”If the“I-won’t-get-hurt-because-
I-won’t-allow-it-to-happen”mentality sounds fam...
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2 Apr 2014 Knowledge Newsletter

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  1. 1. Soldiers believe we are immune to“Murphy.”If the“I-won’t-get-hurt-because- I-won’t-allow-it-to-happen”mentality sounds familiar, keep reading. I was that type of person. It took an event out of my control to change my mind. I hope that after reading this you, too, will be persuaded to consider doing some of the little things that can make a big difference in your safety. I was excited about the flight.The commander and I would fly to the site — I as the PC and he as my co- pilot — recon it, refuel, have lunch and return. I was confident in my abilities to handle any situation and wanted to show him what I could do. The thought of getting lost in your home country with GPS and cellphone technology readily available may seem far-fetched and ridiculous. I’m here with real- world experience to tell you that it is indeed possible — and could happen to you. The KnowtheSigns campaign is designed to heighten awareness of risk factors and provide leaders and Soldiers the tools they need to address safety issues in their unit or peer group.The signs are all around. It’suptoyoutorecognizeandactonthem. Are you having difficulty understanding the ReportIt simplified submission process? Click here for a quick tutorial. The Ground Risk AssessmentTool is an interactive, automated online system developed to augment risk management planning and decision-making for ground operations. Learn the safety culture and climate within your organization with the Army Readiness Assessment Program.

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