1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

By Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. PAOJanuary 26, 2011

FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris (top), of Salisbury, N.C., a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, operates the hoist while Staff Sgt. Alexis Marulanda, of Piscataway, N.J., a flight medic, is lowered to the ground during rescue hoist operations training near Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris (top), of Salisbury, N.C., a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, operates the hoist while Staff Sgt. Alexis Marulanda, of Piscataway, N.J., a flight medic, is lowered to the ground during rescue hoist operations training near Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris, of Salisbury, N.C., a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, Company C, Task Force Attack, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, operates the hoist while Staff Sgt. Alexis Marulanda, of Piscataway, N.J., a flight medic also with Co. C, latches on to the jungle penetrator of the hoist during rescue hoist operations training near Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 19.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris, of Salisbury, N.C., a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, Company C, Task Force Attack, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, operates the hoist while Staff Sgt. Alexis Marulanda, of Piscataway, N.J., a flight medic also with Co. C, latches on to the jungle penetrator of the hoist during rescue hoist operations training near Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 19. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris, of Salisbury, N.C., a crew chief from Company C, Task Force Attack, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, looks on from a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter as he and the rest of the crew prepare to conduct rescue hoist operations training Jan. 19 near Fort Carson, Colo.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT CARSON, Colo.-Staff Sgt. Chad Farris, of Salisbury, N.C., a crew chief from Company C, Task Force Attack, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, looks on from a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter as he and the rest of the crew prepare to conduct rescue hoist operations training Jan. 19 near Fort Carson, Colo. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joe Armas, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL