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Road to Ruin
My unit had just completed a hugely successful three-week trip to the field at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. We were all ready to get back to our base in sunny Southern California. But first we had to get our vehicles home safely.
Know Your Comfort Level
As aviators, we have all reached a point in which our comfort level was exceeded; however, rarely does one say something until later. There was one night, though, while flying over Iraq that I reached my comfort level and said something about it.
  • 1 June 2014
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Two-Up or Two Down?
As we cruised down the road on my GSXR 750 at 40 mph, the girl riding on the back whispered into my ear, “What does this thing got?” At that exact moment, a little devil appeared on my shoulder and said, “Let’s show her!” 
  • 1 June 2014
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What Would You Do?
What do more than 900 combat flight hours, four deployments, over 30 presidential protective details and 22 IEDs disabled have in common? The answer is none gave me the kind of angst as a decision I had to make in the summer of 1998. Sound strange? Read on. 
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Don’t Rush Me
Shortly after graduating flight school, I was tasked with assisting in ferrying two of our OH-58As from Nebraska to Fort Rucker, Ala. I was excited by the prospect of a cross-country flight with a pilot in command who was not an instructor pilot.
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Both Sides
How many times have you darted across a street where there was no crosswalk? Did you look both ways first? Do you know if vehicle drivers saw you? As a pedestrian, you can’t assume every driver knows your intentions. That’s a lesson I learned at young age.
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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