posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 12:23 AM
A good chunk of the men and women who have died in aviation incidents over the last few years, at least since 2012, have been friends of mine. People
I served with both at home and overseas.
We were just told to do more with less. I have more maintenance hours and flight hours in my short time in than most get in a decade during normal
Technology isn't filling the gap, crews aren't getting the rest they need, or the ACTUAL training they require to perform their jobs, and the risks we
take only go up as time goes on.
We left shot up aircraft in Afghanistan for the next CAB to use.
Everything here isn't just a matter of budget, it's also a matter of priorities with respect to training, education, and technology adoption that
would free up soldiers to train better and rest more which increases readiness.
I also believe there's a generation gap that needs to be addressed. Today's soldier-candidate is woefully unprepared for basic combat training and
they really do lack a certain level of discipline. There were so many complaints from line units about the quality of soldier showing up from AIT that
they sent the Drill Sergeants back in, but I think that too is a band-aid for a much larger problem: The well is poisoned, and what passes for
leadership in the military these days will not long endure.
edit on 11 4 18 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)