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We knew what we had to do and began to value speedy response times more and more as the operations continued. As our comfort grew, so did our complacency.

The Normalization of Deviance

To create a safe and successful organization that ensures combat readiness, all service members must demonstrate courageous self-leadership.

  • 7 August 2022
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Putting Your Training to the Test

We made the necessary adjustments for our situation, but more importantly, we saw the importance of staying calm, effective crew coordination and relying on our training as aviators to keep us safe while effectively executing the mission.

  • 1 August 2022
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In the Clouds

For those unfamiliar with the term, a sucker hole refers to an opening in a cloud layer through which an aviator may descend. I’ve heard of sucker holes throughout my time in Army aviation and always wondered why someone would fall for it. But on one flight, I nearly ended up falling for one myself.

  • 24 July 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Eliminating Maintenance Mishaps

When the commander needs an aircraft, you can bet a Soldier from the maintenance shop will be eagerly standing by to ensure he or she gets it. Unfortunately, sometimes this on-demand convenience leads to Soldiers moving around aircraft quicker than they usually would.

  • 17 July 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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One is Better than None

Shortly after the co-pilot told me he sometimes got airsick, he went from bad to worse. He had to vomit, so I told him to go to the back of the airplane.

  • 10 July 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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