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Why we serve: US Army National Guard Spc. Terry MillsU.S. Army National Guard Medevac crew chief sheds retirement for deployment

U.S. Army Spc. Terry Mills, of Brandon, Miss., steadies a hoist cable dangling far below a UH-60 medevac helicopter during hoist training on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 4. Later that day, the Valkyrie medevac crew, which supports the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade across Regional Command-East put their training into effect later that day during a combat hoist rescure while under fire. "It was awesome," said Mills. We showed and we proved that we can do what we told the brigade we could do. We had a good team up there, and good backup in the other aircraft."



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This work, Why we serve: US Army National Guard Spc. Terry MillsU.S. Army National Guard Medevac crew chief sheds retirement for deployment [Image 11 of 12], by SFC Eric Pahon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.04.2012

Date Posted:08.18.2012 11:13

Photo ID:647564

VIRIN:120704-A-#####-164

Resolution:1559x2100

Size:714.09 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

Hometown:BRANDON, MS, US

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

Hometown:GARY, IN, US

Hometown:JACKSON, MS, US

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