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Bullets and Birds
I was a new Longbow pilot in command, gearing up for the annual gunnery exercise. It was going to be awesome! Little did I know that not only were my range skills going to be tested, but also my basic pilot skills, such as situational awareness.
Everyone is a Range Safety
I had just assumed command of my company and was eager to gauge my unit’s range safety program. My predecessor couldn’t execute a thorough handoff with me before I took over; therefore, I had a lot to learn about my new Soldiers. 
  • 1 January 2014
  • Number of views: 14091
Waiting for the Call
The air ambulance business can be challenging, and sometimes I feel it doesn't receive the recognition it deserves. Unfortunately, casualties are a part of war, so it’s absolutely necessary. This story chronicles one of my experiences in Iraq.
  • 1 December 2013
  • Number of views: 13002
Crew Mix-up
Crew mix plays a big part of flight planning and should never be taken lightly. Before one flight, I had some doubts about the crew mix. The majority of the experience was in the trail aircraft, which meant there was a possibility of task saturation for the PC of the lead aircraft.
  • 1 December 2013
  • Number of views: 7012
Cold Weather Bites
Before you head out into cold weather, either tactically or for recreation, take appropriate precautions. It doesn’t take a lot of exposure to the elements to take you out of commission. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that!
  • 1 December 2013
  • Number of views: 7410