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If you have never flown a Chinook, one of the first things you should know is that rather than a collective for control of the vertical axis, there is a thrust control lever.

Know the Signs of Driver Fatigue

When operating or riding in a tactical vehicle, always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a combat helmet and proper restraints. They can save your life.

  • 4 June 2023
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Evolution of a Division Safety Program

Understanding the direction a safety program is headed — or why it’s moving that direction — requires knowledge of how the program evolved over the years. Successes and failures; mission and manpower changes; and, of course, regulatory changes are all contributing factors instrumental to moving forward.

  • 21 May 2023
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Flying Blind

The following incident happened a few years ago while I was an AH-64A instructor pilot at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Arizona. It demonstrated to me that when things happen, some of them go the way you want while others do not.

  • 21 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Don't Let Overconfidence and Complacency Creep Up on You

Mishap investigations rarely uncover new contributing failures. Nearly every mishap is the result of a combination of the same errors that contributed to a previous mishap.

  • 14 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Standing Up for Safety

In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. We cannot forget, however, that we must always consider and integrate safety into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • 7 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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