Army Aviators Assist Park Service in Alaska

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army pilots and crew chiefs prepare a CH-47F Chinook helicopter for flight in Talkeetna, Alaska, April 26, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, aided the National Park Service by transporting equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier to set up a base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley this summer. The operation also provided altitude training for soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task Force. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • A CH-47F Chinook helicopter transports equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • A CH-47F Chinook helicopter transports equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • Soldiers and National Park Service personnel off-load equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter at the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • Soldiers and National Park Service personnel off-load equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter at the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • Soldiers and National Park Service personnel off-load equipment and supplies from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter at the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013.
 U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • An Army crew chief looks at glaciers and mountain peaks from a window inside a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after off-loading equipment and supplies at the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. U.S. Army photo by John Pennell