Kentucky National Guard Aviators conduct crash training exercise

April 21, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
Photos by Mrs. Ana Coomer [caption id="attachment_1152" align="alignleft" width="525" caption="Pilots from Kentucky National Guard's aviation branch act deceased after a simulated crash during a training exercise at Boone National Guard Center April 21 in Frankfort, Ky."] FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Army National Guard aviators conducted a crash training exercise at 1:30 p.m. today at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.
The exercise simulated the crash of two helicopters, a UH-60 Blackhawk and a OH-58 Kiowa. Teams from the Kentucky Army National Guard, Frankfort and Franklin County fire departments respond swiftly and worked together as a team just as they would in a real world incident. "This exercise helps our aviation Soldiers be better prepared to respond in case of an emergency," said Lt. Col. Mike Ferguson, director of the Army Aviation Support Facility. "More important, it gives us the opportunity to work with local first responders and train with them toward a common goal." "The inner agency coordination that went on here today goes a long way helping us and the National Guard mitigate any sort of emergency operation in the future," said Mr. Jack Williams, Rescue Sergeant for Frankfort Fire & EMS. This is not the first time the Kentucky National Guard has worked with Frankfort and Franklin County first responders, Ferguson noted. "We've been doing this for years," he said. "We've developed a great relationship with our civilian counterparts and look forward to training with them every year." CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

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