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This commission wants to hear your uncensored concerns about military aviation safety

A team of retired generals and other top military aviation experts is traveling the world to check in with aviation units throughout the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as their Reserve and National Guard components, on a mission to help the Defense Department solve some of its glaring issues with the readiness of its aircraft and aircrews.

As the death toll from helicopter and plane crashes hit a six-year high in 2018 ? 38 in total, 24 of those during training ? Congress responded by ordering a top-to-bottom review of aircraft mishaps from 2013 to 2018, charging the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety to investigate, crunch numbers and come back with some answers.

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How aviation injuries led to 8,670 lost work days across the military

It was December 2012 when an Air Force maintainer in Qatar working on a KC-135R slipped on a cargo roller nearby, fell backwards, and received a back injury and a concussion that would keep him out of work for more than three months.

It was March 2011, an airman maintaining a T-38C at Randolph AFB lost six work days to an insect bite.

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