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A good reason for training

A good reason for training A 23-year-old P02 was headed to a friend’s house, traveling a two-lane road about 40 mph. As he started around a corner, a friend riding near him made the same turn, causing the P02 to lose control. He veered off the road into a grass patch and was thrown from […]

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“Navy woman dies in motorcycle crash”

Re: “Navy woman dies in motorcycle crash” Lisa M. Hess Re: “Navy Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash” (Summer 2004) I am deeply bothered by your recent article in the Sea&Shore magazine due to the inaccurate reporting of the accident. First, the accident did not occur at 0130 on Jan. 1, 2004; it occurred at approximately […]

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A Matter of Divine Intervention???

A Matter of Divine Intervention??? Camy Thompson “I was heading east on Interstate 64, just before the Chesapeake Boulevard exit, when I lost control of my car. I remember sliding, and the car then flipped over. I reached for my cell phone to dial 911–that’s when I realized my legs were on fire. I just […]

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Where’s the leadership? Sailors and Marines who attend a motorcycle safety course learn that wearing a helmet is mandatory—both on and off base

Where’s the leadership? Sailors and Marines who attend a motorcycle safety course learn that wearing a helmet is mandatory—both on and off base Joe Perfetto I was riding home when I saw an active-duty student who had attended motorcycle-safety class two weeks earlier. He was riding without a helmet. During the Basic Rider Course (BRC) […]

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USS Donald Cook—taking care of their own

USS Donald Cook—taking care of their own Ken Testorff Safety stand-downs usually represent a positive response to a negative situation. For Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), though, the May 2004 event was a chance to reinforce an already successful safety program. As Chief Petty Officer Grog Smith explained in his opening remarks, “We’ve had […]

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Remember Charlie: motivational speaker visits Nimitz

Remember Charlie: motivational speaker visits Nimitz Kris Allen In 1980, Charlie Morecraft was a petroleum–refinery employee at Exxon Corp. in Linden, N.J. He had more than 15 years’ experience on the job and was familiar with all the safety regulations but admitted he frequently found shortcuts so he could complete his tasks more quickly. Charlie’s […]

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I thought I knew everything about driving

I thought I knew everything about driving Jerry Chapmon Having driven for almost 27 years, in nearly every state of the union and under all kinds of weather and traffic conditions, I considered myself a skilled and safe driver. I thought I could maneuver my high-performance sedan around any hazardous situation and avoid an accident. […]

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Helmet saves marine’s life

Helmet saves marine’s life By VMGR-352 One Sunday, Sgt. Marty Cantrell was taking a leisurely ride on his shiny, new sport bike along the scenic highways of San Diego County. A fairly seasoned rider, Sgt. Cantrell had completed all the appropriate military and civilian motorcycle training. He also was smart enough to wear his full-face […]

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A physics lesson learned the hard way

A physics lesson learned the hard way Jesse Brittain A moored fuel barge needed to be moved about 60 feet down a pier so other operations could occur. Personnel lifted the pier-side eyes of the mooring lines and used a workboat to give the barge a shove to get it moving in the desired direction. […]

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Staying safe in the shipyard: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower moves out of dry dock halfway through its three-year refueling and complex overhaul, the ship’s one and only refueling in a 50-year life span

Staying safe in the shipyard: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower moves out of dry dock halfway through its three-year refueling and complex overhaul, the ship’s one and only refueling in a 50-year life span Michael Perez Sailors aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower are trying to help SecDef and SecNav get what they want: a 50-percent reduction […]