2nd Brigade Focuses On MEDEVAC Training With Black Hawk Helicopters

Guardsmen from The 2nd Brigade of The Texas State Guard (State Defense Force) recently had the opportunity to work with The US Army Reserve’s 158th Aviation Regiment. The training focused on medical evaluation (MEDEVAC) which involves the loading and unloading of litters onto Black Hawk Helicopters. This is critical training as The Texas State Guard is often called to assist in medical response missions during statewide emergencies. During these call ups Texas State Guard soldiers are often assisting injured citizens onto Black Hawk Helicopters, then guiding them from the aircraft toward medical facilities for emergency aid.

Many State Defense Forces such as The California State Guard and Georgia State Defense Force receive similar training as they are also utilized with Medical Evacuation missions.

Guardsmen of 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Texas State Guard, practice loading and unloading litters for medical evacuation and transport with UH-60 helicopters of the 1st Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Army Reserve, at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, Tomball, Texas, February 11, 2023. Being able to work with the helicopters that are used during medical evacuations in times of emergencies allows medical personnel of 1st Battalion to familiarize themselves with the details to enhance both safety and expediency when called upon. A special thanks to the members of the “Ghost Riders” of 1st Battalion, 158th Regiment, for their help in providing this training opportunity. Well done! (Texas State Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Tony Scharp) #duty #honor #texas #TXMilitary #txlege #TXSG #TXMilitary












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