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If you’re an Army aviator, do you know why it is important to recognize the signs of fatigue and significant events in your life or the lives of the other Soldiers in your unit? I do. This is my story.

No Place for Shortcuts

Our team cohesion was recognized by leadership, which named us best troop in the squadron. This boosted our confidence. In fact, I would say we became overconfident — maybe even a little cocky.

  • 28 March 2021
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The Descent

A while ago, while flying night vision systems (NVS), I did something that made me quite unhappy.

  • 21 March 2021
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Seeing is Believing

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” This expression couldn’t be truer, especially in the Army.

  • 14 March 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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On Every Flight

One of the last things you expect to encounter when on a landing approach is a funnel cloud. Yet, it happened to me in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the winter of 2013 on an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.

  • 21 February 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 805
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The Danger of Poor Aircrew Selection

An aviator who lacks discipline can be more dangerous than any combat mission or emergency procedure.

  • 14 February 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 536
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