Military Assists in Search at Mudslide Site in Washington

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An aerial view shows the deadly mudslide in Oso in Snohomish County, Wash., March 22, 2014, as a U.S. Navy crew and three Navy firefighters assist with search and recovery efforts. The slide covered a square mile in a rural community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. The Navy crew is based on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. U.S. Navy photo
  • Federal firefighters assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., March 22, 2014, comb through debris looking for survivors following the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash. The Navy station's search and rescue effort employs three SH-60 Knighthawk helicopters and crew whose primary mission is to recover downed aviators from the base's Electronic Attack Wing. U.S. Navy photo
  • Army Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Crisp coordinates the arrival of the search and extraction element of the Washington National Guard at the site of the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. Crisp is serving as the liaison officer for the Washington National Guard with the Snohomish County Emergency Operations Center.  Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air Force rescue workers work through mud and debris on the west side of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014.  Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air Force rescue workers work through mud and debris on the west side of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014.  Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • A photo is found while Air Force rescue workers continue to work through mud and debris on the west side of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Munro shovels debris looking for survivors following the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. Munro is assigned to Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Air Force Master Sgt. Eva Mayberry removes debris by hand looking for survivors following the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. Mayberry is assigned to Washington National Guard's 141st Medical Group. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick McGuire is knee deep in mud while trying to remove debris from where a house once stood while looking for survivors following the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., March 26, 2014. McGuire is assigned to Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Cots line the floor at the Snohomish Armory, a Washington Army National Guard facility, in Snohomish County, Wash., March 26, 2014, as airmen search for survivors in the deadly mudslide in nearby Oso. The airmen, assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing based in Spokane, Wash., were activated to assist county authorities in the aftermath of the mile-long mudslide March 22. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Neal Mitchell
  • Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Tolbert takes information from Army Sgt. 1st Class John Bowen to update the daily personnel log at the Snohomish Armory in Snohomish County, Wash., Mary 26, 2014. Tolbert, assigned to the 141st Civil Engineer Squadron, and Bowen, assigned to the 144th Digital Liaison Detachment, are responsible for tracking Washington National Guard personnel who are combing the debris at the site of the Oso, Wash., mudslide. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Neal Mitchell
  • Army Sgt. Maj. Shawn Powell and Capt. Nicholas Winters discuss military personnel issues related to the Oso mudslide disaster at the Snohomish Armory in Snohomish County, Wash., March 26, 2014. Winters is assigned to the Homeland Response Force. National Guard photo by photo by Spc. Matthew Sissel