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Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard

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The Bird, and wildlife, Aircraft Strike Hazard program (BASH) is to preserve war fighting capabilities through the reduction of wildlife hazards to aircraft operations. According to the Air Force Safety Center during the 2016 fiscal year the Air Force had more than 4000 wildlife strikes to aircraft resulting in more than 20.6 million dollars in damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton) USDA, BASH saving lives, money
Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
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