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US Army 12th CAB AH-64E Apache participate in Saber Strike 24

Story by Capt. Gabrielle Hildebrand, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade MALBORK AIR BASE, Poland (April 14, 2024) — Seven U.S. Army 12th CAB AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, a tactical convoy, and nearly 250 Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Battalion) are participating in Exercise Saber Strike 24, April 8-30, across eastern Europe. Leer másUS Army 12th CAB AH-64E Apache participate in Saber Strike 24[…]

SIEPU, the next US Marines Bell H-1 helicopter upgrade

AMARILLO, Texas – The Bell H-1 platform will receive a Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) to optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability by increasing the electrical power capacity and support the integration of additional cabin capabilities. The first unit, an AH-1Z Viper, has arrived at Bell Amarillo Assembly Center to Leer másSIEPU, the next US Marines Bell H-1 helicopter upgrade[…]

Two National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County

Story by Edwin Wriston, West Virginia National Guard CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The past March 22, 2024, two West Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (specifically UH-60M and HH-60M) and personnel assisted in combat wildfires in Hardy County with West Virginia Division of Forestry and local government and emergency management officials. The deployment of Leer másTwo National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County[…]

Army UH-60M helicopters conduct deck landings on USNS Dahl

Story by Grady Fontana, Military Sealift Command Far East Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade (2-2 CAB) conducted deck landings with U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters on prepositioning ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312), March 7, 2024. Six UH-60M Black Hawk crews from Assault Helicopter Battalion 2-2 CAB practiced single-spot Leer másArmy UH-60M helicopters conduct deck landings on USNS Dahl[…]

National Guard UH-60 helicopters fight Missouri River ice jams

Story by Sgt. Michaela Granger, North Dakota National Guard BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard launched an aerial operation with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to respond to an ice jam on the Missouri River in Bismarck, Feb. 29, 2024. Two National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft was deployed, repeatedly dropping 660 gallons of Leer másNational Guard UH-60 helicopters fight Missouri River ice jams[…]

Flying through helicopter history of Air Force 37th HS

Story by Airman 1st Class Sarah Post, 90th Missile Wing F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo – The U.S. Air Force 37th Helicopter Squadron has a long history stretching back to helicopter arrival on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. During the construction of the Minuteman III ICBM system, civilian helicopters were contracted to shuttle working Leer másFlying through helicopter history of Air Force 37th HS[…]

1st retrograde UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in support of KFOR

Story by Staff Sgt. Terry Rajsombath, KFOR Regional Command East CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – Members of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, conducts the first retrograde of nine UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in support of Kosovo Force (KFOR), Jan. 29, 2024. Army FM 3-90 defines retrograde operations as an organized movement away from Leer más1st retrograde UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in support of KFOR[…]

South Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia in dealing with dozens of wildfires. The country is State Partnership Program partner. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard provided buckets to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. “We Leer másSouth Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires[…]

Sikorsky finish flight tests of Hellenic Navy MH-60R helicopters

OWEGO, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2024 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has completed testing of the integrated mission systems and sensors aboard three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters purchased by the Hellenic Navy. Completed in early December 2023, the tests verify each MH-60R Seahawk aircraft is an efficient and effective air weapon system capable of performing anti-submarine warfare Leer másSikorsky finish flight tests of Hellenic Navy MH-60R helicopters[…]

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