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Have an Out
In the summer of 1990, I was a new warrant officer just out of flight school who was eager to learn to fly, so I volunteered for a mission with a first lieutenant. Our mission was to support our state’s anti-drug division, which later became nationally known as the RAID program.
Where to Draw the Line
As time goes on, our comfort and confidence with our aircraft inevitably grows, and what used to take intense concentration becomes easy to do.
  • 15 May 2016
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Don't Lose Your Head
We didn’t brief a change in plans and because of it, I watched as my friend walked toward certain death from the main rotor blades.
  • 8 May 2016
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Announce Your Actions
Until I experienced my first instrument flight in real weather conditions as an aviator, I never fully understood the workload and focus required by the pilots; nor did I realize how quickly and easily things can get out of control. If I had known this as a crew chief, I would have probably stopped flying. 
  • 1 May 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Light the Way
In January 2014, 6-17 Cavalry deployed to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to conduct a force-on-force training exercise. When we arrived, and before the rotation started, my troop received all required training such as environmental and dust qualification.
  • 25 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Mountainous Mistake
While assigned to a 12-hour quick-reaction force shift in RC-South, Afghanistan, my team prepped their assigned AH-64D as part of the attack weapons team.
  • 18 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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