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SCOUTS OUT! : A Kiowa Warrior Pilot’s Perspective of War in Afghanistan

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The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior-a deep reconnaissance scout and attack aircraft-was legendary to those it supported. Regularly flying mere feet off of the ground while intentionally drawing enemy fire, almost everyone called Kiowa pilots crazy. Responsible for hunting elusive enemy fighters and protecting those under their charge, Kiowa crews displayed a fierce and intense devoti ...more
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Published October 4th 2021
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Darya Silman
Nov 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A top-notch revelation about the American military through the eyes of a Kiowa pilot.

In slightly more than 400 pages, a Kiowa pilot Ryan Robicheaux recalls his path in the military service and two deployments in Afghanistan.

The author based his book, 'Scouts Out!: A Kiowa Warrior Pilot's Perspective of War in Afghanistan,' on the journal entries taken during his service. As the author reveals, it took years to transform the notes into a consistent narration, and the main force that pushed him f
Anthony Albert
Oct 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Scout's Out" is a heart-wrenching, emotional and adrenaline fueled first person account of US Army helicopter pilot's Chief Warrant Officer Ryan "Robo" Robicheaux', personal resilience and esprit de corps during combat Operation "Enduring Freedom " in Afghanistan.
Battling the elements, terrain, US chain of command and "Rules of Engagement" (which at times appeared to provide the enemy with a tactical and strategic advantage) , Aviators of 3-17 Cavalry (Attack Helicopter) Squadron took the figh
Oct 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Evermore poignant in these raw post war days, Robicheaux’s Scouts Out regales the journey of a modern soldier. From driven student pilot to contemplative veteran we ride aloft as our eyes are opened to what was Afghanistan’s ever present yet out of mind warzone.

Documenting two deployments to Afghanistan, we are told of adventures of danger-close air support to ground forces despite the hobbling and bureaucratic rules of engagement.

Readers will be left more aware of the complex and seemingly imp
Michael Mooney
Excellent book. The battle accounts were both descriptive and gripping. The interactions with the locals and the descriptions of the scenery and locations made it easy to imagine how difficult the situation became. I highly recommend the book.
Wharton Sinkler
Oct 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is an important book. It is a grunt's experience, except he is not in infantry -- he's a Kiowa helicopter pilot, first in a more rural area and second in Kandahar, in Afghanistan. Thus there is all the explanation of how the Kiowas are made and what they can do and how they are utilized to help ground troops get 'the bad guys.' Then mission after mission after mission, which is rather 'grunt-ish' to my mind.

What is unique is the author's growing political awareness, not only of the Afghan
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