Video: First in Flight
Video by Spc. Mark O'Rear
Soldiers ride in a UH-60 “Blackhawk” for the first time in their careers after arriving in El Salvador during Beyond the Horizon, a US Southern Command sponsored joint foreign military interaction and humanitarian exercise occurring until late June. The 1-228 Aviation Regiment stationed at Soto Cano Airfield, Honduras, is providing air support for Joint Task Force Jaguar with medical evacs and V.I.P. transportation. There are sound bites from Sgt. Danielle Luxner, Interpreter NCOIC, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade whose hometown is Atlanta, GA, Spc. Andrea Hafford, Combat Medic, 136th Engineer Company whose hometown is Aubrun, Maine and Spc. Rodrigo Navarro, Crew Chief, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment whose hometown is in Port Huron, Michigan.