Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk to continue training, operating out of Bethel
220923-Z-CA180-2029.JPG Photo By: 1st Lt. Balinda O'Neal

BETHEL, Alaska - Alaska Army National Guard aviators assigned to Joint Task Force – Aviation depart Bethel, Alaska, in a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter to recover service members from JTF – Bethel who were assisting the community of Nightmute, Alaska, with storm debris removal as part of Operation Merbok Response, Sept. 23, 2022. More than 130 members of the Alaska Organized Militia, which includes members of the Alaska National Guard, Alaska State Defense Force and Alaska Naval Militia, were activated following a disaster declaration issued Sept. 17 after the remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline. (Alaska National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O'Neal)


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