Newsletter #89

US Marines Ended Afghanistan Operations Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan Final elements depart Helmand province Oct.27 ending more than five years of operations. Afghan Army 215th Corps will now provide security to the region

MedEvac HH-60M for South Dakota National Guard The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding 6 new HH-60M Black Hawk medevac helicopters at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rapid City to replace current UH-60A/L models

New York Army National Guard Move Up to CH-47F B Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, New York National Guard are now operating the CH-47F Chinook helicopter which replaced the previous variant CH-47D

Aiut Alpin Dolomites receives first EC135T3 EC135T3 launch customer Aiut Alpin Dolomites is a mountain rescue operator in Italy already operating an EC135T2

Valencia New Helicopter Transport Unit The Provincial Firefighter Consortium of Valencia launched the Helicopter Transport Rescue Unit, Unidad helitransportada del Consorcio de Bomberos, specialized in mountain rescues.

mi-17v5_afghan Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters have been delivered to Afghanistan.

US and Japan JGSDF together during Orient Shield 14 US Army 3rd Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Regiment flying side-by-side with their Japan Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts at Orient Shield 14 exercise, Oct.27 thru Nov.7

USAF 37th HS at Global Strike Challenge 2014 Global Strike Challenge is a competition between many U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command s units to see who is the best. 2014 edition took place Sept.9-11 at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming