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An Army aviation maintenance complex shares many of the attributes of a crime scene. When something goes wrong, or a crime is committed, there are many pieces to the puzzle.
Enforce Standards, Save Lives
During the team brief, our instructor pilot said he was going to conduct continuation training with a new crewmember during our mission. Near the end of the flight, crew coordination went out the window and almost cost everyone their lives.
  • 1 September 2013
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Weather Surprise
Weather in any environment can be just as dangerous as the enemy we are fighting. Because it can be different than what is briefed by the controlling agency, sometimes, depending on situation, you have to revise or abort the mission.
  • 1 September 2013
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The Smallest Detail
In the air, things can change — some for the good, some for the bad. That’s where good planning comes into play. The smallest detail can change the outcome of a flight, which is what happened to me on a deployment in Iraq.
  • 1 September 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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Killed by Convenience
As we flew the assistant division commander for operations to Forward Operating Base Warhorse for a meeting, we received a frantic call for help over the common frequency. The message was clear: A critically wounded Soldier at a smaller FOB needed immediate evacuation or he would die.
  • 1 September 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1126
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Rocky Mountain High

I have had the pleasure of attending some of the best schools the Army has to offer. One school recently taught me the valuable lesson of knowing my personal limitations regarding high-altitude flight.

  • 1 August 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1316
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