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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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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
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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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How Far are You Going to Let this Go?

So how far are you going to let this go? The answer to this question should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. The answer should be “to my en-route decision point.”

  • 1 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Flying Blind

I learned several things from this experience. First, IIMC is an emotional event which is mitigated through training. Second, it is very hard to choose not to go on a mission even though all of the indicators are present.

  • 18 July 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 488
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