US National Guard

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

12-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington,... Read more

New leader for 78th Aviation Troop Command

New leader for 78th Aviation Troop Command

20-Aug-2021Source: Georgia Army National Guard

Colonel Jason W. Fryman bid farewell to the Georgia Army National Guard’s 78th Aviation Troop Command as he relinquished command of the brigade to Col. Barry B. Simmons during an official ceremony August 8, 2021, at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga. Fryman reflected on how the culmination of his three years as... Read more

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

30-Jul-2021Source: US Army

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopters Project Office (UHPO) began fielding the first Army National Guard unit with UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters July 27. The UHPO delivered five UH-60Vs to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Eastern ARNG Aviation Training Site (EAATS) at Fort Indiantown Gap, which becomes the first unit equipped and organically assigned... Read more

Montana National Guard planning helicopter base in Billings

Montana National Guard planning helicopter base in Billings

29-Jul-2021Source: Q2

Montana has among the biggest gaps in the country as far as helicopter coverage from the National Guard. In order to respond quicker, the Montana National Guard has plans to set up in Billings. See Full Story. ... Read more

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

30-Jun-2021Source: US National Guard

The longest serving member of the Pennsylvania National Guard will soon retire after 45 years of continuous service. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Moy, a UH-60 helicopter repairer and crew chief with 1st Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, will retire June 30, 2021. He joined the Pa. National Guard... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

US National Guard closes out historic year during pivotal time

US National Guard closes out historic year during pivotal time

4-Jan-2021Source: US National Guard

Tears. It’s what greeted a Michigan National Guard Soldier delivering protective equipment to 15 to 20 relieved and very appreciative nursing facility workers during the height of the pandemic. “That really opened my eyes to what’s really going on out there,” said Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Schrot, with the Michigan Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion,... Read more

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

20-Nov-2020Source: Maine Army National Guard

The Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted two civic leader flights this fall. During these events, community leaders learn about the National Guard and ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter over the local area. “These are great events, not only for the scenic flights over our hometowns but it is also... Read more

Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires

Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires

22-Sep-2020Source: US Dept of Defense

The Wyoming Army National Guard’s G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon Sept. 10, to provide support for firefighting efforts in California. One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and four crew members left Thursday and will be operating from Mather Airport near Sacramento. The helicopter and crew are expected to... Read more

ARNG Helicopter modernization project

ARNG Helicopter modernization project

22-Sep-2020Source: Helibasket

Helibasket LLC, based in West Union, South Carolina, announced that their Remote Cargo Hook Systems have been chosen by the Army National Guard (ARNG) for a modernization effort of the helicopter fleet’s external load capabilities. Each system is comprised of a remote hook assembly, electric long line, a crew member hand control and storage-transport support... Read more

California Army National Guard newest helicopters

California Army National Guard newest helicopters

17-Dec-2018Source: California Army National Guard

Two of the Army’s newest helicopters worked their first wildfire missions recently as the California National Guard supported state agencies battling the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California. A pair of UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift helicopters from the California Army National Guard’s 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, deployed from Joint Forces Training Base,... Read more

Michigan-Latvia partnership continues

Michigan-Latvia partnership continues

3-Dec-2018Source: US National Guard

In the 25-year cooperation between the Michigan National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Latvia, one of the strongest recent areas of focus has been the development of airfield support capability at Lielvārde Air Base, Latvia’s main Air Force installation and a major focal point of NATO air operations in the Baltic region. The... Read more

Sikorsky receives award from National Guard Association of the US

Sikorsky receives award from National Guard Association of the US

2-Oct-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was presented with the BG William W. Spruance Legacy Award at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. The award is the highest given by the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF) and is presented to individuals and companies... Read more

US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

8-Jan-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has been awarded a Contractor Logistics Support contract by the U.S. Army to provide spare parts, material and engineering support for the Army’s UH-72A Lakota fleet of utility and training helicopters. The contract includes a base year and four one-year options, with a potential five-year value of more than $967 million. Airbus... Read more

Forestry Commission and National Guard partner for firefighting training in South Carolina

Forestry Commission and National Guard partner for firefighting training in South Carolina

15-Apr-2015Source: US National Guard

As a man-made fire burns through the forest, threatening property and lives, the South Carolina National Guard is called in to assist civilian firefighters in extinguishing the blaze. This is the scenario the Soldiers and aviators of the 2-151st Security and Support Aviation Battalion faced at Manchester State Forest here during a training exercise April... Read more

AgustaWestland Recognized for Support of National Guard and Reservists

AgustaWestland Recognized for Support of National Guard and Reservists

6-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, was presented with the Patriot award by the Pennsylvania Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for “outstanding support of our brave men and women serving in the Guard or Reserve.” “On behalf of AgustaWestland Philadelphia, I thank the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and the... Read more

FLIR Systems awarded $15.5M contract to modify 60 Army National Guard helicopters

FLIR Systems awarded $15.5M contract to modify 60 Army National Guard helicopters

20-Aug-2012Source: US DoD

FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Mass., was awarded a $15,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the necessary services in support of the modification to 60 Army National Guard helicopters.  Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2013.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with... Read more

20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)

20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)

20-Dec-2010

A Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crashed in the ocean after returning from a drug raid.  Six fatalities included four from the  Puerto Rico National Guard -0 Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre, Mario Torres Marin and Francisco Mujica de Leon.  The Pilots were Hector Ramirez or Carlos Acevedo.... Read more

DC National Guard sends first UH-72 on overseas deployment

DC National Guard sends first UH-72 on overseas deployment

5-Jul-2010Source: US National Guard

The 121st Medical Co. (Air Ambulance) will be the first unit with UH-72 medevac helicopters to deploy overseas when it arrives in Germany for a mission supporting the war effort this summer. The District of Columbia Army National Guard unit received the helicopter last year, the first in the nation to receive the UH-72, known... Read more

Missouri National Guard may move repair and maintenance facility to Springfield-Branson National Airport

Missouri National Guard may move repair and maintenance facility to Springfield-Branson National Airport

2-Sep-2009Source: News Leader

The Missouri National Guard wants to use the space to meet current mission demands of the 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group. That group operates a rotary wing aircraft repair and maintenance facility near the old terminal on West Kearney Street.... Read more

South Carolina welcomes the Longbow

South Carolina welcomes the Longbow

13-Jul-2009Source: US National Guard

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Indiana Guard helicopter unit leaving for Iraq

Indiana Guard helicopter unit leaving for Iraq

6-Jul-2009Source: Herald Bulletin

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California National Guard bids farewell to Huey

California National Guard bids farewell to Huey

5-May-2009Source: California National Guard

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Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

2-May-2009Source: WCAX

The Vermont Army National Guard rolled out their two new helicopters on Friday 1st May... Read more

Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

22-Apr-2009Source: Aero-News

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EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

14-Mar-2009Source: EADS

EADS North America today delivered the initial three UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to the District of Columbia National Guard, providing new-generation aircraft for a range of aviation support missions in the nation’s capital area.... Read more

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