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Why Fitness Matters

An important aspect of being a member of the U.S. military service is to meet basic physical fitness standards established by Department of Defense instruction. The DOD requires each service to establish its own physical training program to measure fitness in a way determined most relevant to that service.

Luck -- Plain and Simple

While deployed to an Eastern European country as a chief warrant officer three, I was a maintenance test pilot assigned to a UH-60L air assault company. My unit was more than halfway through our deployment with no major aircraft mishaps. Well, at least none yet.

  • 30 January 2022
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The Threat of Complacency

I’m not sure of the statistics, but there’s no doubt in my mind that numerous Army accidents have occurred because we, as Soldiers, have become complacent in our everyday activities.

  • 26 January 2022
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Maintaining Vigilance

When you are downrange in an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platoon, everything gets repetitive. You launch your aircraft, fly your mission and land several times every day. The platoon is usually isolated from the rest of your unit and everyone knows the rules of the flight line. It’s when visitors arrive that problems sometimes arise.

  • 23 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Inverted and Ice-Covered

It is my hope that others might learn from my experience and never find themselves in an aircraft that’s inverted and ice-covered. If by misfortune you do find yourself there, know you can get out alive.

  • 16 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 367
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The Price of Ignoring Safety

Sadly, the principles of risk management were never used, which lead to a tough lesson learned. It doesn’t matter where or how a loss occurs, the result is the same — decreased combat power or mission effectiveness.

  • 9 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 599
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