02 Jan '13, 12pm

'Big Red One' aviators implement new survival training scenario - United States Army (press release)

'Big Red One' aviators implement new survival training scenario - United States Army (press release)

FORT RILEY, Kan. (Jan. 1, 2013) -- Aviators from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, tested a new self-extraction training scenario designed to save lives in the most dire of circumstances during a survival and evasion exercise in mid-November. "This is a non-standard event," explained Capt. Tony Snipes, commander of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment. "There is no Army standard, so we are trying to standardize it and execute it as professionally as possible." The scenario placed the aviation Soldiers in a simulated hostile environment where they were required to make their way from a "downed" OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter to a designated pick-up zone more than a kilometer away. Once at the pickup zone, the stranded aviators were rescued by their fellow Kiowa pilots. Since the Kiowa is such a small aircraft, the rescued Soldiers had to secure...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/93679/_Big_Red_One__aviators_...

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