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As time goes on, our comfort and confidence with our aircraft inevitably grows, and what used to take intense concentration becomes easy to do.

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
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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
  • Number of views: 1181
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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
  • Number of views: 1547
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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: 1153
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