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Mobilization in the Army National Guard (ARNG) – Citizen Soldiers, at the Ready!

Mobilization in the Army National Guard (ARNG) – Citizen Soldiers, at the Ready!

Reserve / By COL Joseph W. Bishop: Our National Guard Aviation formations are ready and eager to support our nation’s operational missions. Recently, the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade (TAB) was tasked with the tactical employment of aeromedical evacuation,...Read More...

One Army, One Team, One Mission!

One Army, One Team, One Mission!

By CW5 Clarence W. Shockley: The Army Senior Leadership from the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army down has embraced and is inculcating the “One Army!” Today we are faced with the challenge of supporting counter insurgency operations...Read More...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ask the Flight Surgeon / By CPT Nathan H. Kwan, M.D. & MAJ Titus J. Rund, O.D.: The topic for this issue is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, an all too common condition with potential for negative impact on flight safety....Read More...

Fighting Fires: Task Force Heavy Cav Soldiers Train to Combat Fires

Fighting Fires: Task Force Heavy Cav Soldiers Train to Combat Fires

By CPT Roxana M. Thompson: Petroleum supply specialists are trained to receive, store and ship petroleum in large quantities safely and securely to ensure that all military aircraft are properly fueled to accomplish operations. However, the work of these...Read More...

Meet Our New Army Aviation Center of Excellence First Lady

Meet Our New Army Aviation Center of Excellence First Lady

Family Forum / By Judy Konitzer: MG David J. Francis took command of USAACE and Fort Rucker on June 17, and shortly after while still unpacking boxes and settling into her new role, his wife Jodie graciously agreed to this interview and allow our readers to...Read More...

Evolving Standards

Evolving Standards

DAMO-AV / By CW5 Michael L. Lewis Jr.: CW5 Jon Koziol and I conducted a handover of the Army Aviation standardization desk at DAMO-AV earlier this spring. As he departed for Ft. Rucker, he told me that the nine square feet of the standardization desk may be...Read More...

The Army Aviation Badge

The Army Aviation Badge

Command Sergeant Major / By MSG Daniel Baeza: During World War II, the Army Air Forces began issuing its Aircrew Badge to Soldiers who conducted in-flight operations as crewmembers-gunners, bombardiers, navigators, etc.—or were on flying status. Even after...Read More...

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Director of Army Aviation / By BG Michael C. McCurry II: Greetings from the Pentagon. As I arrived back in the building in June, things seemed much the same as in my previous Pentagon tours, but new challenges await around the corner....Read More...