ND National Guard & McLean County Sheriff’s Department train together
By U.S. NATIONAL GUARD
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment (Security & Support) traveled north from Bismarck to hold a joint exercise with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 10-12.
Missions included aircraft surveillance and aerial MEDEVAC (medical evacuation).
Two UH-72A Lakota helicopters participated in the MEDEVAC, allowing two sets of flight medics to receive training in stabilizing and transporting a mannequin casualty assisted by deputy sheriffs who were present on the scene as part of the scenario.
Conducting exercises with the North Dakota National Guard’s law enforcement partners helps form a joint mission environment promoting mutual trust and coordination.
Soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter) also participated in annual training with the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment. One of their missions, in preparation for a potential mobilization, was to conduct multi-aircraft training and transport N.D. National Guard senior leaders to observe ongoing aviation situational training with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 11.