The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous working environments in all of the military. The close quarters of aircraft, sailors, and equipment; the pitching and rolling flight deck; turning rotors and jet engines; and aircraft launching at recovering at a couple hundred miles an hour all make for an unforgiving workplace!
This makes the sailors who work day-in-and-day-out in this environment some of the best and watching the ballet that is flight operations on the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is awesome! Check this out, from our sister site Navy.Army.com!
Peter Gordijn, a Dutch Apache helicopter pilot and author of the book "Wakker!" ("Awake!") takes us along for the ride during his final flight as an Apache pilot.
While we've seen quite a few low-level flights in fast jets, low-level has a different meaning to a helicopter pilot. For these guys, low-level means making groundhogs duck (do they have groundhogs in the Netherlands?) and looking up at bushes!
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Yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Air Force declared the F-35A had reached IOC - initial operational capability. This means that the Air Force can now send the Air Force's first F-35 squadron, the 34th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, into combat operations anywhere in the world.
The US military operates in a wide variety of locations across the world, and one of its most important assets is its ability to move men and material massive distances. One of the best tools for this is the enormous C-17 Globemaster - an aircraft which can carry over 130 soldiers, 36 litters for wounded soldiers, or a wide assortment of vehicles - including tanks, Humvees, and even helicopters!
Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - check the comments below for the answer!
If you're thinking about enlisting this summer, go in prepared! Take a look at our list of MOSs (Army jobs) and pick 3 or 4 that you are interested in! Make sure you stick with your choices - don't get stuck in a job you hate for 8 years!