Troops, Volunteers Continue to Search at Mudslide Site in Washington

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Air National Guardsmen and volunteers receive guidance on where and how to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. The soldiers are assigned to the Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. The mudslide occurred March 22, 2014, when a portion of a hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris over a square mile. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air National Guardsmen wade through mud and debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. The soldiers are assigned to Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • A Air National Guardsman wades through mud and debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air National Guardsmen wade through mud and debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • An Air National Guardsman takes a break from wading through mud and debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 27, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Air Force Maj. Tawny Dotson
  • Air National Guardemen wade through water and debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
  • Air National Guardemen wade through debris to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide.  Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
  • Air National Guardemen and members of the Everett Fire Department remove trees and debris to allow water to drain from the area to enable them to search for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
  • Washington State Department of Transportation workers hang an American flag and drape black material under the Darrington North Cascades Highway sign on route 530 west of the mudslide area in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston
  • Washington National Guardsmen and local volunteers stop shoveling after discovering an unknown object in the mud to discuss their next step while searching for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathon Hernas carefully maneuvers across debris and mud while searching for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Hernas is assigned to the Washington National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Jarman removes debris from the sludge while searching for survivors in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Jarman is assigned to the Washington National Guard's 141st Air Refueling Wing. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel
  • Air Force Senior Airman Charolette Gibson, Staff Sgt. Buzzard, Tech Sgt. Henry Cohrs and Snohomish County workers search for survivors in the wreckage in Oso, Wash., March 28, 2014, following a deadly mudslide. Gibson, Buzzard and Cohrs are assigned to the Washington National Guard's 141st Air Refueling Wing. Washington National Guard photo by Army Spc. Matthew Sissel