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Jack Worthington Jr, Dorian Lucero, Jonathan Ramirez in front of scanning electron machine
Corpus Christi Army Depot's (CCAD) Material Engineers utilize Scanning Electron Microscope for Helicopter Forensics
By Story by Kathleen Pettaway-Clarke | Sept. 16, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - In a variety of 'hit' television shows, forensic investigations and crime scenes investigator are often glamorized. Appealing to an audience desire to find the truth and the lure of investigating accidents. In real life, the Analytical Investigation Branch of Corpus Christi Army Depot's team with CCAD’s material engineers can discover how a helicopter accident may have occurred utilizing the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

A UH-60L fuselage and operational helicopter were transported from Corpus Christi Army Depot to Wichita State University where researchers at the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) will create a virtual model of the work horse of Army aviation. U.S. Army photo by Ervey Martinez.
New policy addresses 3D parts for Army aircraft
By Lisa Simunaci | Sept. 8, 2020
As the Army explores the potential of some advanced manufacturing methods and 3D-printed parts to maintain and sustain its aviation fleet, recently published guidance aims to strike a balance between safety, improvements to readiness and escalating costs.

A non-conforming seal found inside an operational engine. Note the deformation of the honeycomb seal as it separated from the housing.
Safety of Flight messages save lives
By Douglas Miller, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command | July 23, 2020
Safety of Flight messages are high-priority notifications pertaining to any defect or hazardous condition of an Army-fielded system that can cause personal injury, death, or damage to the system. SOF messages can restrict specific performance capabilities, operational limits, or require immediate maintenance actions for a variety of reasons that could include material defect conditions. Depending on the severity of the defect, the entire fleet or a portion of the fleet could be grounded.

While maintaining safe social distancing, Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command commanding general, and his expert staff update their higher headquarters June 5 on continued improvements in aviation and missile readiness. (Photo by Gina Baltrusch)
AMCOM achieves readiness improvements, despite pandemic-safety measures
By Gina Baltrusch | June 9, 2020
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command leaders reported continued improvements in readiness during a June 5 quarterly report to its higher headquarters.

John Farhat, aircraft electrical mechanic III with Amentum, at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, installs arc 220 wiring for the UH-60L communications system inside the aircraft tail section. This is the first aircraft (8BZ32) to be painted using 100% class N (non-chromate) primers on the interior and exterior. Corpus Christi is setting the standard for both military and commercial industry to follow.  (Photo by Ervey Martinez)
AMCOM leads effort to reduce heavy-metal exposure
By Lisa Simunaci | June 8, 2020
A Black Hawk helicopter going through a recapitalization process at Corpus Christi Army Depot is the Army’s first aircraft to receive an undercoat unlike others in the aviation fleet.
 

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