In this issue:
- AVUM: Think Combat
Experience shows that most aircraft maintenance officers, particularly Aviation unit maintenance platoon leaders, spend their working hours trying to meet the day-to-day requirements for aircraft availability in their units. It's pretty hard to worry about the AirLand Battle when the alligators are breaking down the hangar doors.
- The Bad Guys Won't Wear Black Hats
War is hell and the possibility that rounds may be called for and fired at a compatriot or an ally increases its horror. To help Army Aviators learn to distinguish a friend from a foe, identification of ground targets is taught.
- The Chemical Environment and Army Aviation
When you mention flying in a chemical environment to your buddies in the club, does the laughing and joking stop? Do things get quiet? Does everyone turn and walk away? Or, have you ever suggested that for next week's mission one pilot in each cockpit stop by the NBC room to draw his M24 protective mask to wear and have all of the pilots boo and hiss at you? Sound familiar?
- Alaskan Skymasters: 222d Aviation Brigade
When it comes to providing Aviation support for the 172d Infantry Brigade (Alaska), the job falls largely to the pilots and crews of the 222d Aviation Battalion, headquartered at Fort Wainwright.
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