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Recipe for Safety
The Soldier mentality isn’t one that usually sets a priority on safety. As one brigade found out, leadership and Soldier involvement with a little competition proved to be the recipe for changing Soldiers’ understanding and mindset of safety.
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
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Convoy Close Call
The weather wasn’t optimal as we postured to head out. The poor visibility and road conditions we encountered, coupled with an inexperienced driver, eventually led to an accident we were lucky to survive.
  • 1 September 2013
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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
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