Inserting SOF at night into an urban terrain LZ is one of the most exhilarating and dangerous things anyone can do in a helicopter.
Executing difficult missions is hard; training and qualifying the best aviators and crew members in the world to perform those missions is essential.
On February 26, 1981 while participating in Special Warfare Exercise 81 (SPECWAREX), an MC-130E Combat Talon I (callsign STRAY59) from the 1st Special Operations Squadron crashed into the ocean shortly View More ›
In a repeat of history, the US Navy is poised to re-learn hard lessons from the past. The Department of the Navy has recently ordered the only two naval helicopter View More ›
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 ›