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    South Carolina National Guard CH-47F “Chinook” Unit Completes Gunnery Training [Image 6 of 22]

    South Carolina National Guard CH-47F “Chinook” Unit Completes Gunnery Training



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine 

    South Carolina National Guard

    U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with Det. 1 Company B, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, South Carolina National Guard, complete their gunnery training, with a CH-47F Chinook helicopter at Poinsett Range Complex, South Carolina, May 10, 2021. The training included, both day and night, live-fire tables focused on safety, accuracy, and crew coordination. This type of training is critical to the combat mission of the unit. The helicopter serves the South Carolina National Guard’s dual mission as a medium-heavy cargo platform, unarmed during disaster relief operations, as well as armed when deployed abroad in support of combat operations. Typically, each CH-47F can be equipped with either two or three M-240 machine guns, as well as electronic countermeasures packages specific to the theater of operation. Throughout the past twenty years, Det. 1 Company B has deployed multiple times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has been a major asset to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in response to a variety of stateside emergencies like hurricanes, wildfires, and the flood in 2015. (U.S. Army National Guard photo Sgt. 1st Class Roby Di Giovine, South Carolina National Guard)



    Date Taken: 05.10.2021
    Date Posted: 06.06.2021 13:26
    Photo ID: 6675385
    VIRIN: 210510-Z-II459-0006
    Resolution: 4032x1960
    Size: 1.18 MB
    Location: SUMTER, SC, US 

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