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Always Be Prepared

Central Alaska is beautiful. The mountainous landscapes are truly a sight to behold. That’s assuming you’ve got good weather.

Remaining Focused

After three deployments to Iraq, I saw a trend developing in my unit. During the last 30 days of each deployment, we had an accident. What was causing this to happen — complacency, nerves, ego or just plain bad luck?

  • 13 August 2023
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Falling into a Trap

On the way down, I reached up and grabbed onto my little yellow handholds in the crew window. Before anyone could say anything, we were on the ground. The aircraft came down and forward for a short distance, then made a rapid turn to the left.

  • 6 August 2023
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From Focus to Fixation

As an aviator, I focus strongly on completing my mission. However, I can never become so focused on one task that I let slip the other things necessary to completing the mission safely. When the mission ends, I want to climb out of an aircraft — not be dragged from its wreckage.

  • 30 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Stay Aware in Your Backyard

I was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, in the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade when I had an incident during a day training mission I’ll never forget.

  • 23 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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An Eye-Opening Mishap

The controls that were implemented following this mishap proved to be successful and corrected the safety indiscipline within the organization. Since then, the unit has recorded an estimated 400 flight hours with no new mishaps. This also shows that even though mishaps are regrettable, they can be an eye-opening moment that gives you an opportunity to improve operations in a safe manner.

  • 16 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 338
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