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Flying Blind
As we departed Farah on a medevac mission, everything was going well. Visibility was excellent and we had plenty of illumination. Then we ran into visibility issues — an unforecasted dust storm.
Handle with Care
Weapons are designed to disable designated enemy personnel and, in the hands of properly trained Soldiers, accomplish this task exceptionally well. We must remember, however, a weapon is the instrument of its operator. 
  • 1 May 2014
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From Good to Bad
There are a number of policies and procedures that assist aviators and air traffic controllers in avoiding near misses. However, if both do not understand the local procedures established at a designated airfield, the consequences can be dangerous.
  • 1 May 2014
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End of the Road
Back in the fall of 2004, I let complacency cause one of our Soldiers to be injured. It was an important lesson learned that we carried with us the rest of our deployment.
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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So Many Gadgets, So Much Distraction
Most of my flying for the past 30 years as a reservist and civilian pilot has been under visual meteorological conditions. Therefore, I am accustomed to flying with most of my attention focused outside the cockpit.
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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The Hard Way
Working around large factory equipment is inherently dangerous. Mix in losing situational awareness and you have an accident waiting to happen. Here’s my story about learning a lesson the hard way.
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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