Helicopters Rescue 207 People After California Wildfire Traps Campers

Bloomberg QuickTake News published this video item, entitled “Helicopters Rescue 207 People After California Wildfire Traps Campers” – below is their description. Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of fires burning Sunday. The … Read more Helicopters Rescue 207 People After California Wildfire Traps Campers

‘Into the Wild’ Bus Airlifted From Denali National Park Amid Public Safety Concerns

The wreck of a bus in Alaska, made famous by the 1996 book and 2007 movie Into the Wild, was removed from Denali National Park by helicopter on June 18 amid public safety concerns. The Alaska National Guard said soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment used a Chinook helicopter to remove the bus. … Read more ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Airlifted From Denali National Park Amid Public Safety Concerns

Out of the wild | Alaska removes ‘Into the Wild’ bus from Stampede Trail

After multiple search and rescue missions to save thrillseekers from the Alaskan wilderness over the years, the state National Guard removed a 1940s bus, featured in the 2007 film ‘Into the Wild,’ using a Chinook helicopter. In a joint mission between the Department of Natural Resources and the National Guard, soldiers flew to the remote … Read more Out of the wild | Alaska removes ‘Into the Wild’ bus from Stampede Trail

Military brought in to create new COVID-19 aviation task force

As part of the military’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, forces from Joint Helicopter Command are on standby to provide aviation capability in support to civil authorities. The new COVID Aviation Task Force has helicopters on standby across the UK to support the government’s response to coronavirus. The RAF Puma, Army Air Corps Wildcat, RAF … Read more Military brought in to create new COVID-19 aviation task force

Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has visited the flood-affected areas of Queensland around Rockhampton in a chinook helicopter. Flying in from Gladstone, the premier met with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and the head of the flood recovery taskforce Major-General Mick Slater. At the same time, another Chinook was transporting a Water Purification Unit from … Read more Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

UK to Cut 37,000 Forces Jobs and Decommission the Ark Royal

On Tuesday 19th October, the UK government announced the results of its Spending Review 2010 and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Among the measures announced to tackle the UK’s £38 billion deficit were the loss of 37,000 forces personnel (including the loss of 25,000 civil servants in the Ministry of Defence) and the immediate … Read more UK to Cut 37,000 Forces Jobs and Decommission the Ark Royal