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As a former battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, I encountered dozens of hazards on a daily basis that I and many of the leaders in our organization took for granted. This is not to say we were a high-risk unit or had poor standards and discipline.
Let the Good Times Roll
Everyone in the military has their own reasons for joining. I volunteered because I needed to support my growing family. I almost ended my life and military career at age 19, however, when I — like so many Soldiers before and after me — rolled a HMMWV.
  • 1 July 2015
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Ice Isn't Your Friend
About a year after graduating from flight school, I was conducting instrument meteorological conditions training at my local airport with an instructor pilot. It was early spring and weather conditions were cloudy, with temperatures hovering at the freezing point.
  • 1 July 2015
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Honest Feedback
All too often in aviation we are hesitant to admit when we don’t know something or, even worse, that we made a mistake. This is not surprising considering that, as a community, we are mostly Type A personalities.
  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Having a Plan
A fellow Army aviator once told me that after making pilot in command, it’s only a matter of time until a pilot scares you more than you’d like. For me, it was about four months after getting my PC orders.
  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 9810
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