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Alaska Army National Guard HH-60 hoists injured backcountry skier off Girdwood mountainside
Alaska Army Guard Staff Sgt. Brad McKenzie, left, a crew chief and hoist operator, assists Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic, both assigned to Golf Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, as he prepares to be lowered from an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. The same team worked together on April 19, 2023, to rescue an injured backcountry skier from a mountainside near Girdwood, Alaska, after an avalanche pulled him 800 to 1000 feet down the face. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)

Photo by: Balinda O’Neal |  VIRIN: 230110-Z-CA180-2013.JPG