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Virginia Guard Avionics Team Tackles High-flying Challenges
April 30, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2024, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia. The Soldiers are part of the AASF’s avionics shop, which troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs avionic components and wiring on the VNG’s Black Hawk fleet.

Wisconsin Guard Conducts Black Hawk Training Operations
September 25, 2023
Aircrews with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, operate UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Sept. 14, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Members of the unit regularly complete training at Fort McCoy and support training events at the installation.

Washington National Guard Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly
March 30, 2023
Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation, in a UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter at Army Aviation Sustainment Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 28, 2023.

Washington National Guard Aircrew Rescues Injured Hiker
October 21, 2022
Spc. Nicholas Ehrenheim, a Black Hawk crew member with1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington Army National Guard, points down to an opening in a heavily wooded area near Leavenworth, Wash., Oct. 15, 2022. The Guard aircrew rescued a hiker who sustained a chest injury.

Connecticut Guard completes Black Hawk fleet conversion
May 2, 2022
Connecticut National Guardsmen assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, inspect a new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 28, 2022. The acquisition of this helicopter completes the unit’s conversion from old L-model aircraft to new M-model Black Hawks.

West Virginia Guard unit receives 1st new medevac Black Hawk
April 13, 2022
West Virginia National Guard’s Company C, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, Aeromedical Evacuation Company, received its first of six new HH-60M “Mike” model Black Hawk helicopters at the Army Aviation Support Facility 1, Wood County Airport (KPKB), Williamstown, West Virginia, April 12, 2022.

Tennessee Guard, firefighters practice water hoist rescue
December 15, 2021
The Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the Nashville Fire Department held a joint exercise to practice hoist operations between Goodlettsville and Hendersonville Dec. 14, 2021.

Alaska Army National Guard pilots get Red Card certification
June 11, 2021
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a water bucket system attached flies during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 9, 2021. The certification of Alaska Army National Guard pilots means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies in the state.

Oklahoma Army Guard trains response to aviation accident
May 13, 2021
Firefighters and other first responders extract a simulated casualty played by an Oklahoma Army National Guard Citizen-Soldier from a mock helicopter crash during training at the Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 12, 2021. The training prepares Army aviation units to respond to accidents ranging from slip and falls to mass casualty events.

Alaska Army National Guard rescues four stranded boaters
May 11, 2021
Sgt. Rosalind Stromberg, a crew chief from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, looks over the Kuskokwim River from the door of a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a rescue mission May 10, 2021. The helicopter aircrew rescued four people and their dog from their boat on the river after they became stuck between Bethel and Kwethluk because of ice.

Alaska Army National Guard rescues two near Knik Glacier
May 11, 2021
Task Force Phoenix UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from G Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), land at North Fort Hood, Texas, April 17, 2021, during a medevac training mission that was part of a culminating training exercise.

Alaska Army Guard deploys Black Hawk for spring flood season
April 27, 2021
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter departs Bethel, Alaska, returning to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, April 9, 2021.

Command chief’s plan to support Airmen takes flight
October 29, 2020
A U.S. Army pilot flies a UH-60 Black Hawk during an incentive flight in New Castle, Delaware, Oct. 21, 2020, for wing-level award recipients. The Army Aviation Support Facility has been providing this incentive since March 2020.

Tennessee National Guard aircrew rescues injured hiker
October 29, 2020
A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, Company C, 1-171st Aviation Regiment, prepares to depart from Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville at approximately 2:15 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020, en route to rescue an injured hiker on a mountain in North Carolina.

Marines repair Harrier jet engine at Virginia Guard facility
October 23, 2020
Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 223, Cherry Point, North Carolina, install a new engine in an AV-8B Harrier jet Oct. 1, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.

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.

National Guard helps fight California wildfires
August 24, 2020
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued more than 270 California National Guard Soldiers protective gear to begin hand crew training at Camp Roberts Aug. 23, 2020, to support firefighting efforts. The Guard members will supplement CAL FIRE and Cal Guard’s Joint Task Force Rattlesnake hand crews deployed to key locations such as the Carmel Fire, Jones Fire, Hills Fire and others throughout the state.

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.

Nevada Guard Black Hawk crew saves motorcyclist during storm
October 7, 2019
In this stock photo from 2015, a Nevada Army National Guard helicopter flies over Stampede Reservoir in the Sierra Mountain range in northern California. A Nevada Army Guard Black Hawk crew rescued a motorcyclist stranded in a storm Sept. 27, 2019, near Denio, Nevada, about 30 miles south of the Oregon border.

For injured hikers, Army aircrews a welcome sight from above
October 3, 2019
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew from the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site lowers a member of Mountain Rescue Aspen down to an injured hiker near the North Maroon Bells Peak near Aspen, Colorado, July 24, 2018. Colorado National Guard Soldiers at HAATS assist in about 20 rescue missions each year.