Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Jorge Morales
January 3, 2019 - U.S. Army soldiers with Company D, 1st battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard give their loved ones goodbye hugs and kisses at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey shortly before deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
The 171st is a medical evacuation company that flies UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters equipped with hoists and configured to carry stretchers in the cabin area.