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Exchanging corrosion-control knowledge

Exchanging corrosion-control knowledge Robert Kidwell The DoD Corrosion Exchange manages and distributes information about corrosion prevention and control (CPC) through an e-portal. The assistant deputy under secretary of defense for maintenance policy sponsors this website, and this effort has been designated as one of the cornerstones in the DoD’s long-term strategy for corrosion prevention and […]

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Grieving families care about errors in math

Grieving families care about errors in math – Crossfeed Van Jones After numerous surveys at many different squadrons that operate a wide variety of aircraft, I have noticed a poor trend in how hours are totaled on the monthly flight summary (MFS) and equipment operating record (EOR) pages. These errors include flight hours, landings, catapults, […]

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The benefits of modern goggle technology

The benefits of modern goggle technology Peter French Military people are outfitted with some of the most advanced personal protective equipment in the world. But standard PPE ensembles still include some items that are obsolete by commercial-market standards. One such element is the sun, wind and dust (SWD) goggle, which was designed in the 1940s. […]

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Leaning toward heeding maintenance cautions

Leaning toward heeding maintenance cautions Keith Jones When was the last time your shop reviewed the meanings of the words warning, caution, shall, and should? We learn these meanings early on, but, as we gain experience and expertise, do their meanings begin to change? Does our own expertise begin to supplant the wisdom of the […]

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The day I learned the real meaning of ORM

The day I learned the real meaning of ORM Jeremy Brend-Kirchmeier Everyone has been young once–in mind, spirit, or age. That feeling of invincibility is great, until you figure out you’re not made of steel. I remember the day I received my ORM lesson. It was in the middle of winter, a simple case of […]

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Too much libation at a graduation

Too much libation at a graduation Sylvia Edwards At 10 o’clock in the morning, my nephew, Henry, was helping his cousin, Kevin, finish setting up for a graduation party. These two are close–like brothers–which isn’t a surprise, since Henry is only a year older and lives on the same road, less than a mile away. […]