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Alaska Army Guard Rescue Distressed Person Near Whittier Via Hoist
230110-Z-CA180-0122.JPG Photo By: Balinda ONeal

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Army Guard Staff Sgt. Brad McKenzie, left, a crew chief and hoist operator, assists Spc. Matthew Tucker, right, a flight medic, both assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, as he is hoisted into an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter with a notional casualty on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard aircrews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist training with Special Tactics Airmen, assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1. The Alaska Army National Guard’s General Support Aviation Battalion routinely trains with all branches of the military as well as civilian agencies to increase its operational interoperability and to be ready for a wide range of federal and state missions.


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