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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.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Hypothermic Hunter
September 26, 2023
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter carrying U.S. Coast Guardsmen of the Maritime Security Response Team conducts joint hoist training Jan. 23, 2023, at Coast Guard Station Kodiak.

Wyoming Guard Helps Rescue Injured Climbers
August 29, 2023
A Wyoming Army National Guard helicopter crew, working with local agencies, executes a daring aerial evacuation during a challenging 24-hour rescue mission in Box Elder Canyon, Converse County, Aug. 15, 2023. The operation successfully extracted two climbers.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in National Park
August 17, 2023
Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight, Tennessee National Guard crew chief, lowers a flight paramedic, Sgt. 1st Class Nolan Ogle, to a sick hiker during a rescue at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Aug. 15, 2023.

Wyoming Army Guard Executes Mountain Rescue
August 4, 2023
The Wyoming Army National Guard worked with Big Horn County Search and Rescue members to medevac an injured 18-year-old man stranded at 12,200 feet on Cloud Peak July 26, 2023. The man was hoisted to a Wyoming Guard Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
July 31, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, a fight paramedic with the Tennessee Army National Guard, is hoisted into a hovering Black Hawk helicopter with an injured hiker immobilized on a stretcher during a rescue at the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park June 28, 2023.

Alaska Guard Rescues 10 People Across Alaska
July 10, 2023
An Alaska National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from Golf Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, conducts a training mission May 31, 2023, near Colony Glacier.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
June 29, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, a fight paramedic with the Tennessee Army National Guard, is hoisted into a hovering Black Hawk helicopter with an injured hiker immobilized on a stretcher during a rescue at the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park June 28, 2023.

Alaska Army Guard Medevacs Injured Backcountry Skier
April 21, 2023
Alaska Army Guard Staff Sgt. Brad McKenzie, left, a crew chief and hoist operator, assists Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic, both assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, as he prepares to be lowered from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard air crews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist training with Special Tactics Airmen, assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker on Appalachian Trail
April 6, 2023
Sgt. Gabriel Weston, Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, locates a hiker in distress and prepares a hoist rescue in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Silers Bald Shelter along the Appalachian Trail early April 5, 2023.

Alaska Air Guard Medevacs Patient from Little Diomede
April 6, 2023
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II operated by aircrew from the 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2021. The HC-130J Combat King II can perform personnel recovery operations, search-and-rescue and aerial helicopter refueling and forward area ground refueling missions.

Alaska Air Guard Flies Severely Injured Child to Hospital
March 2, 2023
An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft of the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, refuels an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter of the 210th Rescue Squadron during training over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, March 23, 2020.

Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II Expedites Medevac
January 24, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Jeremy Stephens, aircraft commander, left, and Capt. Matthew Soukup, pilot, both with the 176th Wing’s 211th Rescue Squadron, land an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft at Naval Air Station Ocean, Va., after assisting with hurricane relief operations in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.

North Carolina Airlift Squadron Helps Save Baby's Life
January 9, 2023
Members of the 156th Airlift Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, and Brooke Army Medical Center help a baby suffering a low heart rate and oxygen saturation. The baby was evacuated from Kuwait to Germany on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Dec. 25, 2022.

Arizona Guard Team in Kosovo Conducts Evacuation Mission
October 27, 2022
Left to right, U.S. Army Sgts. Jon Atcitty and Jacob Anderson, inflight paramedics; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Anderson, pilot in command; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Carey, second pilot in command, all assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, Arizona National Guard, in front of their UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Oct. 21, 2022. Their unit is supporting ongoing operations in Kosovo Force’s Regional Command-East.