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Ask anyone who has attended an iteration of training at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and they will tell you it was one of the most stressful exercises of their life.

DVE through NVG Scintillation

As a California Army National Guard aviator, we often have the opportunity to support a number of units conducting training rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin.

  • 12 September 2021
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Hit the Brakes

Several years ago, my Army Reserve unit was mobilized and sent to Iraq. As this was early on in the operation, the unit had to provide for its own resupply runs to Kuwait.

  • 12 September 2021
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When the Required Training Isn't Enough to Keep You (Entirely) Safe

According to Army statistics, there have been, on average, 288 Class C and D parachuting mishaps annually over the past five years. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify some hazards associated with inexperienced personnel on airborne operations.

  • 29 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Do Your Own Walk-around

The sun was just coming up as I headed to prepare my aircraft for first-up duty. I went out before the rest of the crew to take care of a few things and have the aircraft ready for the pilots to do their preflight.

  • 29 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Mid-Air Collison Course

Being involved in direct-support air assaults brings its own hazards that we plan for and work out in every detail.

  • 22 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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