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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.
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
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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
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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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Stay with Your Standards
Serving as unit safety officer in a Hunter MQ-5(B) company has been a new and exciting challenge. It was, as duty often requires, somewhat of a task to return from a capabilities-based rotation in Operation Enduring Freedom and bring my garrison program back to standard.
  • 11 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1123
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I Should Have Double-Checked
Army aviation — a world of checklists, acronyms, crew coordination and more checklists. We have multiple documents that instruct us step by step how to start an engine.
  • 4 April 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1325
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