It’s rare you get to see the Nightstalkers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in action, mainly because their missions and the bulk of their training are, appropriately enough, View More ›
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Combat Search and Rescue is one of the highest risk missions that exist on the modern battlefield. The situation is often fluid and very dynamic; the “known” information is extremely View More ›
The history of aviation is one of constant innovation. When you consider that mankind went from powered flight to breaking the sound barrier in a mere forty-four years, finding this View More ›
Executing difficult missions is hard; training and qualifying the best aviators and crew members in the world to perform those missions is essential.
Unfortunately, war is not an abstraction. It is a living, breathing, nasty bastard of a thing that pervades every nook and cranny of the world.
I began October of 2009 as I had many other months of the preceding few years…beginning a 60 day rotation in Afghanistan, flying the MH-47G for special operations forces across View More ›
My 9/11 story is a little different than many. For me, it wasn’t a morning story. I was based in Germany at the time; the first plane’s impact didn’t even View More ›