FT. RUCKER, Ala. (WTVY) - "Readiness through safety" is the goal of a top of the line training course at Fort Rucker.
The Crash Dynamics lab is a part of the U.S. Army’s Combat Readiness Center.
It’s a state of the art training facility used to train Army safety professionals in accident investigation techniques.
The lab features recreations of 18 accident scenes involving Army rotary wing aircraft's, military vehicles, aerial systems, as well as privately owned vehicles.
Realistic, hands-on training experience helps Army professionals reduce losses, making them mission capable and mission ready.
Jason Graff is a Chief Warrant Officer and says, "The whole purpose of the safety program for the Army is to prevent accidents and most of the time you spend is to avoid an accident, but in the event it happens we are out here learning how to investigate to see what caused the accident and avoid any further accidents.”
The facility is still growing and now working on a 3 point weapons firing wall and adding a striker vehicle in the next few weeks.