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Report on non-combat losses in the US Air Force: from insect bites to “delicate” injuries

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The US media publishes a report on "non-combat injuries" of US Air Force personnel from 2011 to 2017. The Defense News article says that we are most often talking about absurd situations in which the American military of the air force is to blame. Here are just a few examples that speak about the nature of injuries and injuries - not only from the pilots, but also from the Air Force support staff:


March 2011 years. Randolph (Texas). A US Air Force pilot dropped out for a few days due to being subjected to multiple insect bites. He developed a severe allergic reaction.

December 2012 years. US Air Base in Qatar. A representative of the US Air Force technical staff slipped on a cargo rink, got a back injury and a concussion. Eliminated for a period of more than three months.

July 2015. Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska). The technical serviceman climbed onto the chassis of the military transporter C-130H, fell, and as a result, as stated in the report, "received a delicate injury" - a testicle injury. Out for a few days.

Report on non-combat losses in the US Air Force: from insect bites to “delicate” injuries


It is stated that from 2011 to 2017 years in the USAF due to this kind of incidents 8,67 thousand working days (days of service) and hundreds of millions of dollars were lost. It was noted that the number of injured in the US Air Force continues to grow from year to year. It was noted that the case of deliberate injury for military insurance payments, which in the USA for military personnel sometimes exceeds 50-100 thousand dollars, was also revealed.

It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the US air force was concussion. Identified 155 cases.
It was also stated that in more than 730 cases the causes of the injuries to the servicemen were not identified. Human rights activists in the United States have already become interested in this number, saying that we can talk about non-statutory relations.

What are the reasons for the increasing number of injuries listed in the report? Stated that we can talk about the congestion of military personnel due to the lack of staff. Also named the problem of the lack of a unified standardization in the performance of certain works. It is not entirely clear how complete staffing or standardization could prevent insect bites or testicular injury when a soldier falls from an airplane wheel.
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  1. The black
    The black 28 May 2018 07: 45
    +23
    This report is called finger exhaustion .... the examples just confirm it. Non-military injuries and losses are (and will be) in ANY army, the point is in their number and in the presence of systemic causes.
    1. Bykov.
      Bykov. 28 May 2018 07: 48
      +4
      Quote: Black
      This report is called finger exhaustion .... the examples just confirm it. Non-military injuries and losses are (and will be) in ANY army, the point is in their number and in the presence of systemic causes.

      From a delicate finger?
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 28 May 2018 13: 27
        +2
        Although not any military casualties occur in any army, it follows from a specific report that the USA is GROWING these casualties, as the number of "self-arrows" is growing. What speaks of degradation of training (they do not pass safety measures), an increase in the army of the mentally disabled and a decrease in general morality.
        And I say this is good!
        soldier
    2. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 28 May 2018 07: 54
      +5
      Quote: Black
      Non-military injuries and losses are (and will be) in ANY army

      That's it . Gagging has no nationality.
      1. Nehist
        Nehist 28 May 2018 08: 55
        +3
        Gg especially if you recall our sun !! Great and mighty Russian maybe !!! Gouging rolls over. Only we have not decided to talk about it.
      2. Grandfather Makar
        Grandfather Makar 28 May 2018 08: 57
        +6
        Well, I won’t be malicious, we have gouging too and similar injuries .. Maybe even more than in the USA, etc. laughing It’s just that it’s not particularly advertised and is most often carried on feet!
        1. your1970
          your1970 28 May 2018 10: 24
          0
          a strange situation with a pilot — from mosquito bites to a severe allergic reaction ?? They don’t go through a medical examination — which should reveal such a deviation? Or did he hide the disease? Or doctors on the drum?
          This is strange for the Air Force ....
          1. kotdavin4i
            kotdavin4i 28 May 2018 10: 41
            0
            Quote: your1970
            strange situation with the pilot, from mosquito bites to a severe allergic reaction ??

            It does not indicate that mosquitoes, rather wasps or bees - mosquitoes do not fly in swarms - but found a nest and received it - it is quite possible ...
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 28 May 2018 10: 52
            +4
            Quote: your1970
            a strange situation with a pilot — from mosquito bites to a severe allergic reaction ?? They don’t go through a medical examination — which should reveal such a deviation? Or did he hide the disease? Or doctors on the drum?
            This is strange for the Air Force ....
            Nothing strange here, everything is simpler than a steamed turnip. He may have immunity reacts normally to American mosquitoes, but here some Estonian, or God forbid, Lithuanian mosquitoes bit him. A mattress mosquito is absorbed in 30 seconds, and an inhibited Estonian or Lithuanian mosquito draws its drop of blood for up to a day. Yes
            1. your1970
              your1970 28 May 2018 11: 01
              0
              Well ... Baltic ....
              "..... Airbase Randolph (state Texas) ..... "
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 28 May 2018 11: 06
                +2
                Quote: your1970
                Well ... Baltic ....
                "..... Airbase Randolph (state Texas) ..... "

                They rotate like shuttles into the Baltic states. Yes
  2. Bykov.
    Bykov. 28 May 2018 07: 47
    +2
    It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the US air force was concussion. Identified 155 cases.

    Explicitly lying.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 28 May 2018 10: 53
      +1
      Quote: Bulls.
      It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the U.S. Air Force has become concussion. 155 cases were identified.

      Explicitly lying.
      They lie of course. They don’t have a brain!
  3. Teberii
    Teberii 28 May 2018 07: 47
    0
    They used LSD during combat duty at nuclear facilities. What could have happened then.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 28 May 2018 07: 49
    +3
    in the US air force became a concussion. 155 cases were identified.
    ..This was hired, then revealed ...
  5. Gardamir
    Gardamir 28 May 2018 07: 51
    +7
    If you humiliate the enemy, then you yourself will not get better. Give statistics for Russia.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 28 May 2018 07: 59
      +6
      Yes, we also have enough of these clever people, who either fall from the bunk on the bedside table or wrap a member on the horizontal bar. Only now they do not give insurance. And if they had given the same, then the Polar armies would have instantly found themselves in a hospital bed.
    2. Nehist
      Nehist 28 May 2018 08: 56
      +2
      Better not!!! There will be such pearls that a delicate injury is trivial
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 28 May 2018 07: 52
    +4
    It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the US air force was concussion. Identified 155 cases.

    mow ... for there is nothing to shake wink obviously want insurance ...
    which in the US for military personnel sometimes exceed 50-100 thousand dollars.
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    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 28 May 2018 08: 10
      0
      The landing is always spare. For the death due to the parachute, the commanders would be dragged to the court level. No need to compare warm with soft.
  8. pvv113
    pvv113 28 May 2018 07: 57
    +8
    personnel non-combat injuries report

    Something came to mind as a joke:
    A man comes from a business trip and writes a report:
    Directions - 300 rubles.
    Hotel - 500 rub.
    Girl's services - 500 rubles.
    The chief has read this and calls it to himself.
    “You think you write ... what girls ?!”
    - So how should it be?
    - Well, for example, write a nailing.
    The next time a man returns from a business trip and writes a report:
    Directions - 300 rubles.
    Hotel - 500 rub.
    Nail driving - 500 rubles.
    Hammer repair - 2000 rub.
  9. private person
    private person 28 May 2018 07: 58
    +4
    And do not they fall? Who served he knows what curious cases happen, and how the command in every possible way hides it. So this news is not news.
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 28 May 2018 08: 12
      +2
      My father in the demobilization album has 2 pictures of the brand new "Urals", hiding pancakes. Yes, no one is hiding anything. There are household injuries that are not reported, and there are jurisdictional things, then hiding will come out only worse.
      1. private person
        private person 28 May 2018 12: 31
        0
        There are household injuries that are not reported
        So the article is about this same traumatism about which they do not like to report so much and everything is limited to the territory of the military unit.
  10. NEXUS
    NEXUS 28 May 2018 08: 07
    +3
    July 2015. Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska). A technical serviceman climbed onto the chassis of a military transport carrier C-130H, crashed and, as the report says, “received a delicate injury” - testicular injury. Out for a few days.

    This is what he landed on? wassat
    Well, apparently the saying about a fool and a crystal genital organ will find a real historical prototype. wassat
  11. EvilLion
    EvilLion 28 May 2018 08: 14
    +3
    It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the US air force was concussion. Identified 155 cases.


    Because falling from a height is obviously the most common cause of injuries.

    And so, some kind of stupidity, not an article.
  12. Lyapis
    Lyapis 28 May 2018 08: 14
    +3
    Happenes. request
    During his service, he saw not so. Especially conscripts often received such injuries, about which you can’t say otherwise than “laughter and sin”.
  13. bald
    bald 28 May 2018 08: 20
    +2
    Normal household, as elsewhere. Water.
  14. Dormidont
    Dormidont 28 May 2018 08: 26
    +1
    A trifle, but nice
  15. andrewkor
    andrewkor 28 May 2018 08: 57
    +1
    I witnessed how the scrap flew out from under the stalled ZiLk and right into the ensign, I was lucky, but he didn’t! And there were enough precedents in the civilian industry. Still, he got into a road accident with a disability for a year, his lower leg did not grow together, but according to Ilizarov they corrected it. That's it. Everything is under god's course!
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 May 2018 09: 07
    +2
    became a concussion
    Well, sometimes we chuckle at the mental abilities of the "partners." It turns out everything is not so bad, because something in the head has a stake shaking upon impact.
  17. BAI
    BAI 28 May 2018 09: 49
    +2
    So what? We have the same. Here on the reading of orders, the results of injuries are summed up:
    "An officer in his underpants climbed on a stepladder to change a light bulb. The cat grabbed his testicles with his claws, the officer fell from the stepladder, was injured.
    Trauma is trauma, and the reasons are everywhere that you fall from a chair.
  18. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 28 May 2018 09: 54
    +1
    It is noted that the most frequent recent injury in the US air force was concussion. Identified 155 cases.

    At least now we know that at least 155 US Air Force veterans have a brain, oddly enough, there is.
  19. Kibl
    Kibl 28 May 2018 10: 07
    0
    That's just about a concussion ........ What kind of brains can we talk about in the US Army ???????
  20. trophy
    trophy 28 May 2018 10: 49
    +4
    For injury 50-100 of their green rubles. We have hemorrhoids and bullying from a higher command and prosecutor’s offices for injuries up to bringing both the injured and his immediate commander, the boss, to suicide. Hence the low level of injuries in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. So we have a more correct approach aimed at preventing injuries. And in some cases it’s cheaper to shoot the injured and say that it was so than to unsubscribe and butt with stupid checks.
  21. ggl1
    ggl1 28 May 2018 12: 35
    0
    What would happen to them in Russia?
    The scab and other sores would be jammed like the troops of Napoleon and Hitler
  22. would
    would 28 May 2018 13: 49
    0
    We need to start with the fact that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not have such statistics, namely, as a centralized, detailed, open public, and no. The same thing can be said about losses during the hostilities that are now officially classified. Therefore, we can not compare with the RF Armed Forces.

    I did not see anything particularly ridiculous in the listed injuries. Testicular trauma is exactly the same trauma as everyone else, only very painful. Absolutely normal injuries that occur everywhere (with the exception of insects, in some places they are not found) and always, including not in the army.
  23. Cheldon
    Cheldon 28 May 2018 14: 50
    +1
    A friend decided in a certain age to disassemble a cabinet at home. It happened on a holiday. From the top shelf he began to pull off the box on which, as it turned out, the foot pump was lying, which had been wanted for at least a year. The pump falls on the foot-fracture of the finger. For the command of the unit and unit, the holiday ended abruptly, due to reports, investigations, well, etc., etc. I, as a PM, spent the whole night reporting to the higher educational institution the plot of the incident, the moral psychological portrait of the officer, the ins and outs of the 7th knee, etc. The biggest plus in this story from my friend’s words: “Finally, I found my ... pump "
  24. Old Michael
    Old Michael 28 May 2018 15: 48
    0
    In the 80s I saw summary statistics for several regions of the Urals. Data on the facts of death and injuries drew attention. Their number on collective farms during sowing and harvesting exceeded the number of such cases in the military units of the region tenfold!
  25. Xscorpion
    Xscorpion 28 May 2018 17: 11
    0
    Quote: private person
    And do not they fall? Who served he knows what curious cases happen, and how the command in every possible way hides it. So this news is not news.


    Of course, we have a lot of such cases, but the article gives a hint of financial losses due to insurance. And the growth of such cases, that is, the type of military men’s own testicles, doesn’t work for us, no one hangs themselves on the unit. If they pay , then when it’s impossible to hide. And there will be little that depends on a simple fighter. If you become a little clever about insurance, you can officially lose it, and you’ll get a planer from above, with a loss of premium. Although it would be for violating security requirements. not quite right, but on the edge her least from those who get insurance through a deliberate mutilation saves.
  26. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 28 May 2018 18: 36
    0
    And didn’t you try to pee on the wound? .. Or go to a psychologist, from such and such a serious injury.