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Tennessee Guard Rescues Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains Park
June 14, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy prepares to lower flight paramedic Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani by hoist to rescue a hiker in cardiac distress at the Double Spring Gap Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 12, 2024.

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims
June 13, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron hoisted from a 210th RQS HH-60 June 10 to rescue six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth.

Wisconsin Guard Black Hawk Unit Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise
June 12, 2024
Medical staff from Aurora Medical Center-Summit’s emergency and trauma center wait for a Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter to arrive so they can move notional patients to the emergency room during a mass casualty exercise May 31, 2024. The scenario called for a single Black Hawk crew to medically evacuate three victims critically injured by a building collapse.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues 2 Injured Hikers
June 4, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy hoists Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, flight paramedic, into the aircraft after rescuing a hiker in respiratory distress in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Mount LeConte Lodge May 31, 2024.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Hypothermic Mariner
June 4, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen during hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. The 212th, along with the 210th and 211th RQSs, make up the 176th Wing Rescue Triad and are among the busiest combat search and rescue units in the world.

Washington Army Guard, Partners Train on Air Rescues
May 31, 2024
Washington Army National Guard aviation crew members and Central Pierce County Fire and Rescue near Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Washington, May 15, 2024. The Guard and first responders trained on air rescue operations.

New Hampshire Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker to Safety
May 29, 2024
The New Hampshire National Guard helped rescue and evacuate a hiker with a broken leg in the White Mountain National Forest May 26, 2024. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew flew the man to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, N.H.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains
May 22, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Cassandra Antes, a paramedic assigned to Task Force Smokey, prepares to be hoisted down to rescue an injured hiker May 20, 2024, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

California Air Guard Rescues Man at Sea on Cruise Ship
May 13, 2024
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter prepares to engage with the Royal Caribbean cruise line ship Ovation of the Seas for a mission to transport a heart attack victim 400 miles off the coast of San Francisco May 7, 2024. This mission marked the 129th RQW's 1,161 life saved.

Indiana National Guardsmen, Marines Train to Save Lives
May 9, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Throne Martin, a 38th Combat Aviation Brigade crew chief from Shelbyville, Indiana, briefs Marines during medevac training in Lawrence, Indiana, May 4, 2024.

Alaska Air National Guard Helps 3 Alaskans During 2 Missions
April 15, 2024
A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II refuels a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during training over Alaska Jan. 11, 2021. A 210th RQS Pave Hawk carried out two medical evacuation missions April 4-5, 2024, one of them with a 211th RQS HC-130 and both with 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels.

Alaska Air Guard Rescue Airmen Help 3 Over Easter Weekend
April 5, 2024
A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II refuels a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 23, 2020. During a March 30, 2024, medical evacuation mission from JBER to near Ruby about 175 miles west of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, HC-130 refueling was necessary to extend the range of the HH-60.

Alaska Air National Guard Medevacs Critically ill Patient
April 2, 2024
Framed by the tail of a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II, a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk, carrying 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel personnel recovery Airmen, sorties from Unalakleet, Alaska, March 21, 2024. The HH-60 transloaded Guardian Angels to the HC-130 before continuing to Kotlik for a medical evacuation mission. 
Framed by the tail of a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II, a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk, carrying 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel personnel recovery Airmen, sorties from Unalakleet, Alaska, March 21, 2024. The HH-60 transloaded Guardian Angels to the HC-130 before continuing to Kotlik for a medical evacuation mission.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Medical Cold-Load Training in Africa
March 20, 2024
Combat medics from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team who are deployed to the Horn of Africa conduct joint medical evacuation cold-load training aboard a KC-130J aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 5, 2024. The training ensures interoperability with key U.S. military assets to expedite patient transfers to and from an aircraft in the event lifesaving measures and medical evacuation are requested.

California Air Guard Saves Man on Sportfishing Vessel
February 6, 2024
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II aircraft takes off from Moffett Air National Guard Base in Mountain View, Calif., Dec. 27, 2023. The wing launched a similar aircraft Jan. 31 to provide supplies for a medical emergency aboard a sportfishing vessel 300 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas.

Virginia National Guard Conducts Medevac Exchange in Tajikistan
January 8, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct a medical evacuation tactics exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 4-9, 2023, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The training supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

New York’s 105th Airlift Wing Flies Overseas Medical Missions
December 18, 2023
Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing and 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight load patients and bags onto a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 18, 2023. The 105th Airlift Wing spent four months supporting aeromedical evacuation missions out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Skier
November 29, 2023
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Chugach Mountains provide the backdrop and were the site of a Nov. 16, 2023, rescue of an injured skier at the range’s Arctic Valley.

Alaska National Guard’s Operation Santa Claus Makes Lifesaving Detour
November 17, 2023
Holly Demmert, left, and Clifton Dalton, flight paramedics with LifeMed, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bryan Kruse, Bethel Army Aviation Operating Facility commander, move a critically ill patient from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter to an ambulance during a medical evacuation from Napaskiak to Bethel Nov. 15, 2023.

Alaska Air Guard Rescues Plane Crash, Car Accident Victims
October 20, 2023
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.