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June 12, 2010
Oregon Army National Guard continues Multnomah County search and rescue assistance
 
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Pilot in command, Chief Warrant Officer Two Kevin Hansen, Oregon Army National Guard, prepares for take off in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to assist Multnomah County Sheriff's Department with a search and rescue, June 12. The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is a part of the Salem based unit, C/7-158. Their MEDEVAC mission is utilized throughout the state when requested by county incident commanders and conducts more than 100 missions annually throughout Oregon. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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First Sgt. Travis Powell monitors the startup of a UH-60 Blackhawk as members of C/7-158, Oregon National Guard prepares to assist Multnomah County Sheriff's Department with an ongoing search and rescue June 12. The UH-60, MEDEVAC mission supports both federal deployments as well supporting approximately 100 missions throughout Oregon annually. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Crew Chief, Sgt. Brian Taylor mounts a jungle penetrator to a rescue hoist before taking off in order to assist Multnomah County Sheriff's Department with a search and rescue June 12. The jungle penetrator is used to lower rescue crews from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to the ground as well as to retrieve ambulatory patients. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Flight Medic, First Sgt. Travis Powell and crew chief, Sgt. Brian Taylor prepare and test a rescue hoist in a UH-60 Blackhawk before taking off in order to assist Multnomah County Sheriff's Department with a search and rescue June 12. The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is a part of the Salem based unit, C/7-158. Their MEDEVAC mission is utilized throughout the state when requested by county incident commanders, and conducts more than 100 missions annually throughout Oregon. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon Army National Guard fly to assist Multnomah County Sheriff's Department with a search and rescue, June 12. A crew consists of two pilots, a flight medic and a crew chief. The MEDEVAC unit conducts approximately 100 missions annually throughout Oregon at the request of incident commanders. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)