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October 22, 2004
Oregon Army National Guard sends helicopter to rescue injured logger
 
Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Army National Guard launched a UH-60 Blackhawk around noon to aid in the rescue of a logger who sustained a possible broken back and leg.
 
The UH-60 Blackhawk is a state of the art military helicopter based out of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem. A typical crew compliment includes a pilot and copilot, flight engineer or crew-chief, and a medic.
 
More details of the mission will be released as they become available.
 
The Oregon Army National Guard is trained to perform complicated aero-medical evacuation missions, and they performed dozens of rescue missions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last year.
 
The Oregon National Guard is a highly trained and skilled cadre of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen dedicated to serving Oregon, defending the United States, and supporting federal missions.
 
Contact:

Maj. Arnold Strong, 503-584-3885
Capt Mike Braibish 503-584-3886, cell 503-932-5805
Kay Fristad 503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179