>Air Station deploys to Cordova, gets change of scenery

>A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter is deployed to Cordova for the summer to reduce the response time to distress cases in the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound.

Helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak have been in Cordova for almost a month and have been conducting training in addition to rescuing mariners and canines.

Rescue crews saved two men and seven sled dogs after their helicopter crashed near Godwin Glacier in white out conditions May 15. The men and dogs were hoisted and delivered to Seward.

On May 19th the duty crew rescued four people from the Gulf of Alaska south of Montague Island after their vessel the Cape Spencer began taking on water forcing them to abandon ship. They were rescued from the vessel’s life raft and skiff.  They were taken to Seward as well.

Crews continue to conduct training in the glacier studded environment and they’ve been actively taking pictures. Here is some of that imagery.


In Kodiak this week you’ll see all three airframes perform a search and rescue demonstration if you join us on the midway at Crab Festival Saturday at noon.

Thanks to all our crews for their efforts and imagery. Stay safe!

D17 Public Affairs

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