May 1985 Volume 31 Number 5
In this issue:
- Training the Aviation Soldier
Although training to become an Aviation soldier is demanding and challenging, it also has its rewards. The Aviation Advanced Individual Training Course is presented in two phases, both of which are focused primarily on producing the "total soldier." Upon successful completion of the soldierization training, outstanding and highly motivated students may be selected to attend the Air Assault School and may help Army recruiters in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program.
- Night Air Has Less Lift
Although obviously done tongue-in-cheek, this article's message is one which has Armywide application. The account of night flying brings out problems encountered by Army aviators in a humorous yet familiar presentation.
- Threat: Spetsnaz, The Hidden Enemy
Captain Mike Preskett had just finished a quick inspection of his company. They were occupying their local deployment area (LDA) and had established a hasty perimeter. He was satisfied with the company's position. Preskett had no illusions that his position was unknown to any potential aggressors. After all, they had used the same LDA for the past 21 months. Just the same, any aggressors wanting this piece of Germany would not catch his unit unprepared.
- Kill or Be Killed, Part III: The Tactical Threat Algorithm
In the summer of 1981, AH-64 Apache pilots and gunners gained firsthand knowledge about Apache performance against a realistic threat. During AH-64 operational test (OT) II at Ft. Hunter Liggett, CA, Apache crews fought a fully instrumented red force of armor and antiaircraft threat systems which employed actual Soviet tactics in combat scenarios.
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