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Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner
January 18, 2024
An Alaska National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk refuels with a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise. A 210th Pave Hawk required air-to-air refueling during a Jan. 15, 2024, rescue of a snowmachiner near Valdez.

Hawaii Guard, Philippine Forces Train on Search and Rescue Skills
September 6, 2023
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members train with Armed Forces of the Philippines service members and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office staff on urban search and rescue skills Aug. 29, 2023, at La Union Elementary School, San Fernando City, Philippines. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

New York Air Guard Helped Search for Lost Minisub
June 23, 2023
The view from the window of an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean June 21, 2023, while the New York Air National Guard crew searched for a submersible lost while diving to the wreck of the Titanic. The Coast Guard said June 22 that the sub imploded, killing all five people on board.

Tennessee National Guard Trains With State Civilian Agencies
January 9, 2023
A Black Hawk from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the Tennessee National Guard hovers while medics prepare to descend during the SAREX 23 exercise in Pickett State Park near Jamestown, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2023. The group worked on tracking, locating and evacuating missing people as part of a training exercise with other military and civilian agencies to strengthen partnerships in a joint environment.

Montana National Guard Aircrews Rescue Flood Victims
June 15, 2022
Montana National Guard aircrews search for flood victims in South Central Montana June 13-14, 2022. Guard members rescued at least a dozen people.

Lost hiker sought by Alaska Guard finds her way to safety
June 17, 2021
Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, Alaska, to search for a missing hiker June 15, 2021. The hiker was chased off the trail by bears but emerged and waved down a driver a day and a half after she was last heard from.

173rd FW joins search and rescue team in simulated exercise
June 10, 2021
Klamath County search and rescue member drive a side-by-side to search for a simulated missing pilot June 5, 2021, near Gerber Reservoir, Ore. The 173rd Fighter Wing held a joint exercise with the Klamath County SAR team to practice finding a downed pilot in the woods.

Kentucky National Guard trains with search and rescue teams
April 2, 2021
Nathan Kirby, London-Laurel Rescue Squad leader and public information officer, shares tips on looking for people with members of the Kentucky National Guard during search and rescue training in the hills of Daniel Boone National Forest. The training was held March 27-30, 2021.

Pave Hawk pilot at home in Alaska with 176th Wing
March 3, 2021
Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Timothy Lezama is an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot with 210th Rescue Squadron. Lezama is a native of Parkland, Fla., and his parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago.

176th Wing Airmen join Noble Defender rescue exercise
January 25, 2021
A U.S Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, conducts aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, over Alaska, Jan. 21, 2021, during Operation Noble Defender. Operation Noble Defender is a North American Air Defense Command air-defense operation that allows dynamic training for operational readiness in an Arctic environment.

Colorado Guard maintains readiness during record year
December 17, 2020
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul, commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard, thanks Soldiers for their work and dedication at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, April 20, 2020. Guard members are serving a multitude of roles at the direction of governor to help combat the coronavirus.

Montana National Guard aircrew rescues hikers at 9,300 feet
October 9, 2020
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew conducts hoist training to maintain proficiency in July 2020.

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue injured hunter
October 8, 2020
An Alaska National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk conducts hoist training June 5, 2018, at Eklutna Glacier.

Colorado Hoist Rescue team, CONG partner to save lives
October 7, 2020
A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, approaches a member of the Alpine Rescue Team and an injured climber in Rocky Mountain National Park Aug. 30, 2019. The Colorado Hoist Rescue Team provides hoist extraction capability throughout Colorado by incorporating civilian alpine rescue personnel and military helicopter capabilities.

Alaska Air National Guard rescues hiker at Hatcher Pass
September 17, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2015. The 210th Rescue Squadron provides emergency rescue services for the citizens of Alaska in addition to training for wartime combat search and rescue missions.

Alaska National Guard rescues injured hiker on Esther Island
May 18, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2015. The 210th Rescue Squadron provides emergency rescue services for the citizens of Alaska in addition to training for wartime combat search-and-rescue missions.

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 2 people
May 12, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2015. The 210th Rescue Squadron provides emergency rescue services for the citizens of Alaska in addition to training for wartime combat search and rescue missions.

Alaska Army Guard helps rescue Iditarod mushers
March 23, 2020
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew performed a search-and-rescue mission for three Iditarod mushers about 25 miles east of Nome, March 20, 2020. The mushers and their dogs went through Bering Sea floodwaters on the race trail and were wet and freezing. The mushers were flown to Nome and transported to a hospital.

Cal Guard supports civilian search and rescue training
October 9, 2019
Volunteer search and rescue personnel practice basic helicopter orientation during the safety and awareness course Oct. 4-6 at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, Calif. Some rescuers attended with their rescue dogs from California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA), a free and direct resource of Cal OES’ Law and Enforcement Division.