Prevention, Reduction, and Measurement of Combat Stress Reactions: A Bibliography
Interim paper May 1986-Nov 1988
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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The Combat Logistics Branch of the Air Force Human Resources Laboratorys Logistics and Human Factors Division is tasked with developing programs and methods which will enhance aircraft maintenance performance in peacetime as well as in combat environments. This focus on aircraft maintenance is the real lifeline of the Air Force because without effective and efficient aircraft maintenance, the routine maintenance tasks, as well as troubleshooting repairs, would not be accomplished. If routine maintenance and troubleshooting repairs were not accomplished, the required combat sortie generation rate would not be achieved. If the required combat sortie generation rate were not achieved, then U.S. air superiority could not be attained. This bibliography lists source documents relevant to combat stress. While this list is certainly not all-inclusive, the documents listed served as a basis for current research efforts in the area of combat stress. Other areas are also important, but these areas have been studied extensively. Aircraft maintenance personnel are tasked to repair the aircraft and let someone else take care of the enemy. A similar situation exists for other support personnel as well. As this bibliography illustrates, there is very little information available on the peacetime stresses of aircraft maintenance personnel. Information about their reactions in combat is even more scarce.
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