Connecticut National Guard
(From left) Sgt. John Harrington, a flight medic from Company C, 3-126th Aviation Regiment, sits next to Staff Sgt. Dave Gulino and Staff Sgt. Chris Moore - all part of the crew of a Connecticut Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Company B, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, while completing a survey mission in northern Florida, Sept. 13, to evaluate river levels and damage along the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers, while ensuring flooded areas were free of stranded civilians
While conducting reconnaissance, the air crew indicated possible increased water levels, but the areas were deemed clear of any civilians in distress. The crew of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter included eight of 14 Connecticut National Guard Soldiers currently operating out of the Florida National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1 in Jacksonville, Florida, in support of Hurricane Irma relief and recovery operations. The Connecticut National Guard has more than 40 Soldiers and Airmen who have been supporting hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the past couple weeks..
(Army National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford)